BVB against FCB: commercial breakdown in Sky in the middle of the top game

BVB against FCB: commercial breakdown in Sky in the middle of the top game

AWhen the fast-paced Bundesliga top match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich was just in its hot phase, the TV viewers of the transmitting pay station were suddenly torn from their tense expectation. They still saw how the stadium seething and the Munich Mats Hummels, once also active at BVB, trotted in the 65th minute towards the exchange bank. But suddenly it was over with the sparkling football experience. Instead, a commercial was recorded with shaving Bayern players and the results of the games from last matchday last weekend. What should that be?

Tobias Raven

Responsible editor for Sport Online.

Many years ago, when the station was still premiere, he once advertised that he did not expect his subscribers to pay any commercial breaks. That has long since changed. But in addition to the spots before and after the game as well as smaller flashes, it had never happened that suddenly the current game was no longer visible. And that now just in the duel of the leader with the master? Many fans did not find that funny. No intention, Sky asserted on Saturday night via Twitter.

"Due to a technical oversight" was the transfer of the game "briefly interrupted by a commercial," said the pay station. "This was unintentional and we would like to apologize in all due form to you." During the broadcast, however, the audience did not hear from commentator Wolff-Christoph Fuss or moderator Sebastian Hellmann about the breakdown, which lasted about twenty seconds. Then it was switched back to the live image. The audience had missed only the substitution of Niklas Süle. When two minutes later the 2: 2 by Marco Reus fell, all spectators were in the picture again.


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