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Suzi Perry on how technology has changed the way we watch sport

20th May 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

We’ve all shouted at the TV and questioned the referee’s eyesight so it’s no surprise that Goal-line technology, Hawk-Eye in tennis and photo finish imagery in horse racing and running are the best tech innovations in sports broadcast, according to research just published.

The study of 2-thousand sports lovers by BT Sport found tech has improved their enjoyment of sport for over three-quarters of them (76%). Instant replays, rewinding live TV and slow-motion also make the top ten list.

VAR….otherwise known as Video Assistant Referee….was overwhelmingly voted as the worst, with two-thirds of those questioned saying it should be scrapped.

Aston spoke to TV presenter Suzi Perry.

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