I Suggest You Demand A Refund Today

Good morning.

Not for the first time B Sky B have got my goat. 

The ‘new’ low camera angle at White Hart Lane is a disaster. But what I want to put before you today, ladies and gentlemen of the jury is that whilst the debate of personal taste in relation to TV camera positioning is a valid and fascinating one the underlying issue here is the picking of your pocket.

I support the motion to restore the original camera angle that was high, haughty, chic and proud. It scanned nobly across The Lane and was instantly recognizable. 

The angle could have only been changed for two possible reasons. The first, which Sky are attempting to field at fans, is the issue of occasional obstructions from caused by stand supporting pillars.  This is wonderfully considerate from an organization who’s standards of customer care would usually be more at home in The Stasi.

The second reason which Sky are reticent about is that the lower angle paves the way for 3D. 3D is a dead duck of course. But if media executives can get you to don a pair of disgustingly uncomfortable and cheap glasses and pump 240 volts into the duck’s corpse it does twitch a bit.

The 3D system requires that there is ‘less steep’ view of the subject matter in order to provide opportunity for perspective. So the lower you go, the greater contrast you are afforded and your 3D experience is enhanced.

And the third reason that Sky are unlikely to ever even acknowledge is that the in-stadia digital media becomes a more of a barrage rather than the perhaps occasionally subliminal effect it used to have.

But having tempted you with three reasons to get angry. Here’s the knockout punch.  And it’s wonderfully simple.

Seat prices in football stadiums work to, if you like, an industry standard in the manner they are generated. Dependent upon where you sit in White Hart Lane – in order to replicate the old TV angle – it could could cost you up to £80 to get that view. The new angle is probably equivalent to a seat perhaps valued more around the £43 mark.

So why pay a premium seat price for a lesser seat view? Why would you do that?

We are of course hostage to these bums. But if you want to trim Sky’s margins opposed to throw the bubbelah out with the bathwater then one trick is to switch suppliers. You won’t change the angle, but you’ll be putting less in Rupe’s pocket for the privilege.

Alternatively you can sign this HERE let’em know it stinks and you’re not got gonna take it anymore. 

38 comments

  1. Bleh, pushed return!

    All the other cameras have been in the same position for several years i.e the mid level East stand cameras or the low behind the goal positions.

    Although it does make the angles better for 3D t’s a shame they can’t use the higher ones for normal TV

  2. Think Wolves fans should be asking for their money back before the match. Camera angle – pfffff. COYS!

    1. for those of us who watch from afar the camera positions are very important, I have been watching spurs for 30 years & home games are like gold & have always loved the way the camera placement showed the build up to goals ( for & against) & the general run of play. Now it’s like being in the cheap seats, looking through someone’s legs. When anything happens you have to wait for a replay & while they are showing that you miss the run of play. Seriously FUKED OFF

  3. It actually changed for the Champion Lge matchs last year.
    I was pissed about that then and am pissed by this too.
    Its not great yet its not going to change, Pick your fights H, this one will only chnage on there terms as they are bummers.

  4. looks like the old highbury angle which they did to make their long balls not look so long, it’s terrible

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