Hibernian head coach Nick Montgomery will wear a microphone as part of Sky Sports’ live coverage of Wednesday’s Edinburgh derby.
The move is aimed at enabling fans watching at home to hear the specific coaching and tactics from the sideline, while a member of the Hibs coaching staff will wear a bodycam to give a first-person perspective of the team on the pitch from the dugout.
Sky Sports will also be given access to the Hearts team hotel for a pre-match meal, and a bodycam will be strapped to a Jambos player during the warm-up.
The enhancements for the Easter Road showdown follows Sky Sports’ EFL ‘Innovation Game’ last season, which included behind-the-scenes access for the broadcast of the Wycombe vs Portsmouth match in League One.
Scottish Professional Football League chief executive Neil Doncaster said: “We’re really pleased to have been able to work with both clubs and Sky Sports to showcase their latest broadcasting innovations, helping put supporters right at the heart of the action in the Edinburgh derby.
“It promises to be a cracking game and we’re excited to see how the technology brings the match experience even closer for viewing fans.”
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