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BT Sport brings cinematic look to FA Cup Final

BT Sport's Jamie Hindhaugh tells TVBEurope the broadcaster's plans for this weekend's showpiece event

BT Sport will aim to give fans a cinematic experience as they enjoy this weekend’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Leicester City.

The broadcaster will be employing specialist cameras at pitchside during the match.

“The Sony Venice cameras we’ve been using in our Champions League coverage is something we’ll be using for the FA Cup Final,” BT Sport’s chief operating officer Jamie Hindhaugh tells TVBEurope. “We’ll also have Spidercam and Heli tele.

“This is a big centrepiece game and we’re the host broadcaster, so we will do it justice. It will be available in 4K, HDR and Dolby Atmos. We’ll also be working remotely, as we did for last year’s final, which in itself is a huge achievement,” Hindhaugh adds.

BT Sport is the latest broadcaster to bring a cinematic feel to its football coverage. Earlier this year LaLiga and its production partner Mediapro introduced new state-of-the-art pitchside cameras that take viewers right into the heart of goal celebrations.

In March Sky Deutschland used the ARRI ALEXA Mini camera during its coverage of the UEFA Champions League between Bayern Munich and Lazio.