3 ways that the media have used technology in your chosen sport to enhance spectator appeal
1. The media have upgraded camera quality and live streaming on websites to enhance the spectator appeal. The advance in technology means that information is now more accessible than ever. There is high bandwidth, increasingly powerful devices and most recently the beginning of HD and 3D television have raised the bar. In addition, the rise of social media has enhanced spectators expectations regarding the frequency and interactive of engagement. The venues now rely deeply on the web and smart phone applications to keep up with statistics and converse with the sports community.
2. The media gives spectators inside information, breakdown of many players. Almost every little detail about a player is on the Internet somewhere and the media makes it a priority to bring up the dirt on players. Spectators want to also know all about their favourite players and teams, looking them up on the Internet and watching videos. This way the media is drawing in spectators to be more involved and interested in the sport. It provides the sport with more money and popularity.
3. The media have been coming up with new ideas to enhance the spectator appeal at the stadiums. There is this new app on the app store called Stadium VIP.
“StadiumVIP is a new, innovative and advanced mobile commerce system that provides fans with the most convenient and fastest way to purchase food, beverage, and merchandise – i.e. right from their seats using their smart phones.” – StadiumVIP.com
You can either have your food delivered to you or you can go pick it up yourself in minutes at an express window near you. This means that the spectators will be less standing up in long lines to get food and drinks, and instead sitting down talking about “bad” decisions that have been called to other spectators.