Let’s Listen to Hockey as Well as Watch -An Audio Enhanced Cable Broadcast

At the risk of stating the obvious: Hockey is team sport.

What gets lost in typical broadcasts is the banter, the communication, the verbal jabs and joking that gets exchanged between players. 

So, here’s the suggestion. 

Put a separate feed on cable that has the game mic’d up and no announcers. 

There was a similar experiment done sometime back, but I believe it was primarily to capture crowd noises as opposed to the sounds of the players.

Put a warning at the bottom of the screen to remind people that kids perhaps shouldn’t be watching if the following happens:

What do you think?

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2 Comments on “Let’s Listen to Hockey as Well as Watch -An Audio Enhanced Cable Broadcast”

  1. adam Says:

    I like that idea. FOX tried something down here earlier this season where the cameras were placed behind the glass at rink level. The idea was give the TV viewer a more live realistic game experience. It failed and they stopped the experiment.

    But I loved it, in HiDef on my 61″ screen it was awesome to watch the game. At times the announcers would shut up too and listen to the skates on ice and the crashing of the boards. Beautiful poetry.

    • betweenthepipes Says:

      It’s too bad I missed that experiment-it would have been cool to see. I can only imagine what it would’ve been like in HiDef!
      Beauty…
      Poetry indeeed…


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