No Tough Call for Sports Fans on Sunday Afternoon
This weekend may well be a dream for sports fans watching their television sets! The 38th Ryder Cup takes place at the Celtic Manor Golf Course in Wales and it should be extremely exciting.
Europe battle it out against the USA. The Europeans are looking to try and take back the trophy the USA won in 2008 at the Valhalla Golf Course.
The three-day event should be seen as enough sport for many people for one weekend, but viewers with Sky Sports potentially have a dilemma on Sunday afternoon. When the Ryder Cup will be heading for it’s conclusion their is another big sporting event happening on Sky. In the English Premier League a heavy weight clash between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge kicks off at 4pm and many fans of both football and golf may have faced a problem in what to watch.
However, Sky have solved that problem. From 4pm on Sunday, viewers can press red and watch a split screen of the football and the golf, therefore not missing any of the action. Sky over the years have used their interactive facility extensively and it is another significant initiative to keep viewers watching both the Ryder Cup and the big Premier League game.
It is also an historic weekend for Sky as they launch their 3D channel, in time for the Ryder Cup, so viewers can watch the weekend’s Golf from home, with their 3D Televisions. Sky have already experimented with 3D. Sky Sports 3D has been on-going in selected pubs for around a year, showing selected sporting events. Later in the Autumn, Sky plan to launch Sky Movies 3D.