What was happening there?
The most exciting game of the 2nd league on matchday 12 between Werder Bremen and St. Pauli was still on – but suddenly the conference was no longer on the “Sky Bundesliga 3” channel.
Instead, they switched to the Bundesliga game between Dortmund and Cologne. What was the reason for the sudden change?
Behind this is that the second division games on Saturday this season only start at 1.30 p.m. and not at 1 p.m. as earlier. As a result, it can happen that games in the 2nd division overlap with the start of the Bundesliga individual games due to delays and stoppage times.
This is also the case in the Werder Bremen game against St. Pauli. When the score was 1: 1 in stoppage time, the switch was made – Sky viewers did not have to look into the tube. Because: On “Sky Bundesliga 7” the conference ran to the end as usual.
The pay TV broadcaster regularly draws attention to this peculiarity, for example in the preliminary reporting and at halftime.
Nevertheless, some fans who tuned in in the final minutes may have been amazed.
In the evening, Sky also had sound problems when broadcasting the Premier League game between Tottenham and Manchester United. The broadcaster apologized for this to the viewers on a treadmill.