Brazilian football tries to return to the pitch, without fans and with several health recommendations. Likewise, TV broadcasts and sports programs also need to adapt to the pandemic moment of the new coronavirus. Today, the main programs in the sports channels are carried out through videoconference, using the most modern technology available.
With 37 years of TV Globo, where he played the role of sporting events manager, editor and executive editor, Sidney Daguano said that the current moment of isolation “forced television channels to test what the future will be”. . “Digital is being a solution for this moment. TVs are allowing the use of something that does not have an ideal image quality to meet the viewer’s need.”
According to Daguano, nowadays the viewer accepts a blurred, noisy image, with a lack of synchronization of the audio with the image, which are made in lives and via skype, as well as amateur records of fires or plane crashes are accepted. “But” television is an image. That is why the auditorium or interview programs are very careful with the production of the studios. The person at home needs to be comfortable with what they are seeing on the screen. “
Denis Gavazzi, executive director of Bandsports, thinks in a similar way and points to the ease that technology has brought to the work that is done externally. “People adopted technology as part of their lives and journalistically it helped television channels a lot. Five or six years ago, streaming was not accepted, just for quick stories. But now it is much easier and faster, for example, for training coverage. One person alone does all the work of interviewing and reporting, whereas before a team was needed, with a camera, assistant and external operator. “
The technology, according to Gavazzi, showed the channels the possibility of many jobs being done in new ways. “With the pandemic, the possibility of interviewing people at home arose. Using skype, he entered once, twice, giving information, doing an interview, that’s what matters. Now we have programs with hosts from home. Tvs found a alternative in a time of total confinement. “
Both Daguano and Gavazzi agree that this technology in a pandemic era came to settle in people’s daily lives, but they have different opinions when thinking about the near future. “It is unlikely to stop being used. Bandsports have been using it for some time and the other channels will also use it more often. You lose some of the image quality, but you gain a lot in journalism. The information comes faster. technology is fundamental. In a year, a year and a half, we will have streaming and skype in high definition without varying or granular image, with great quality of the link through the laptop “, said the director of Bandsports.
“When the Internet appeared, many people said it was the end of TV, but research has shown that the viewer demands quality in the image, which did not allow this radiant future to be so fast. The day that technology manages to give the image quality that satellite and cable are able to provide digital television, then television will end, but that will not be tomorrow, “said Daguano, who points to another factor. “People are still very attracted to the big screen to watch a football game or a show.”
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