It's not uncommon for the Sky Sports iPad application to receive features tailored for fans of the world's beautiful game, soccer (or football, if you want to get technical). To that end, Sky today released version 5.4 of the app ahead of Saturday's UEFA Champions League final. Viewers will now be able to choose from up to 20 camera angles when watching game highlights, which should go hand-in-hand with the recent inclusion of that second screen experience. The update also brings the ability to view selected clips in slow-mo -- and, hey, the way Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are currently playing, we're definitely going to need to take things down a notch.
ENJOY THE BEST MOMENTS FROM THE UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL FROM ANY ANGLE WITH SKY SPORTS FOR iPAD
Want to relive the match-winning goal from behind the net? Review the controversial decision that changed the course of the game? See if the ball really did cross the line? Decide for yourself with Sky Sports 360 - a new multi-camera highlights feature available in the award-winning Sky Sports for iPad app.
Launching just in time for the upcoming Champions League final clash between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium this Saturday 25 May, Sky Sports 360 means that for the first time ever, Sky Sports viewers can turn their armchair into the director's chair.
Found within the Champions League Events Centre of the Sky Sports for iPad app, Sky Sports 360 lets you select and replay all the most exciting saves, tackles, and near-misses during the game from over 20 different camera angles.
Live multi-camera technology from EVS makes feeds from around the pitch available during the game, allowing fans to quickly and easily pick their choice of highlights and a camera angle to enjoy all the very best game-defining moments – with the option of slow-motion too.
The Champions League Event Centre is just one of a host of second screen experiences available to Sky Sports subscribers as part of the award-winning Sky Sports for iPad app. Others currently available include F1® Race Control and the Premier League Match centre, with many more available when a sport is live, for example The Masters offering live coverage, up-to-date aggregated twitter feed and match statistics. The app also covers the biggest sports stories of the day together with information on the latest fixtures, results and standings, access to all 6 Sky Sports channels live, Sky Sports News radio.
David Gibbs, Director of Sky Sports Digital Media, commented: "This is great news for the Sky Sports for iPad app, which keeps getting better and better. This is about putting the technology into the hands of the viewer and allowing them to recapture the big moments in the final. It's the first time we've offered this through our app and it's another example of our investment in the Sky Sports viewer's experience."
Sky Sports for iPad is available at no extra cost to all Sky customers who take Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 2. Sky Sports for iPad is available for free from the App Store on iPad or at www.itunes.com/appstore.The Sky Sports for iPad App is also available to non-Sky customers on a standalone basis for £4.99 per month through In-App Purchase (excludes access to Sky Sports 1-4 and Sky Sports F1®).
The UEFA Champions League final between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich at Wembley Stadium on 25 May is live on Sky Sports 1 HD. Sky Sports 360 will be available for the final this weekend and for the forthcoming 13-14 season.
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