With talk of a return to sports ramping up, fans are wondering what games without fans will look like on TV.
Speaking with Sirius XM’s Andy Cohen, Buck said that plans are already in place for the network’s anticipated NFL broadcasts.
Fox is planning to do its best to simulate a normal atmosphere by pumping in crowd noise and placing digital fans in the stands of empty NFL stadiums.
The Fox Box introduced in 1994 paved the way for the score bugs that have become ubiquitous in sports broadcasts.
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Fox also introduced the widely mocked glowing pucks for NHL broadcasts in the 1990s, with the intention of making the puck easier to follow for casual fans.
Whether fans at home will be receptive to fake counterparts in the stands on their broadcasts is yet to be seen. »