Liverpool is at the forefront of the football technology revolution
However, there will be changes in the format of existing tournaments. We can see a Champions League season with 48 clubs taking part, divided into 8 groups of 6 teams each. And even the second division, the Europa League, will be expanded. Or the rebirth of a European third division tournament like the old C3 cup.
The European Super League is still the trump card of the continent’s most powerful and powerful clubs. The current domestic tournament by establishing a league of their own. This card has been used for 20 years and it will still be a dipper for the next 20 years.
But the most dramatic change is in television. Imagine you are watching a football match on TV, but instead of sitting on the sofa, you can choose a seat in the stadium and experience football like watching live. Virtual reality is the future of football on television, even though it is currently only in the game.
TV viewers can have virtual reality experiences on sports and other entertainment through technology. Even if you only watch from afar, it feels as if you are there. 10 years ago, 138 of the 380 Premier League matches each season were broadcast live. This season, 200 matches will be shown live, more than 50%.
OTT and Virtual Reality will change the way football is viewed
Elsewhere throughout Europe, every match in major tournaments can be accessed by TV viewers for live view. Therefore, the Premier League will be under pressure and forced to change with the trend. The price of television rights in the Premier League will drop significantly in three seasons from 2019 to 2022.
The price reduction of local television rights led to another change. That’s the way big clubs are looking to increase direct links with fans around the globe to give them access to exclusive video content. This ability is very practical because it helps the rich clubs become richer.
But the relationship between clubs and NHM globally will also change. Now, with NHM, every football club will be just like the Netflix movie app, just pay and watch content on demand. This will explode as the online broadcast service (OTT) grows and reaches millions of audiences.