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Hibernian vs Hearts: Sky Sports to deliver series of new innovations for Edinburgh derby

A Hearts player will wear a bodycam ahead of the Edinburgh derby; Hibs boss Nick Montgomery will take viewers behind-the-scenes at Easter Road; the Sky cameras will provide insight from the dressing room; watch Hibernian vs Hearts from 7pm on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 07: Hibernian's Martin Boyle (L) and Hearts' Cammy Devlin in action during a cinch Premiership match between Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian at Tynecastle Park, on October 07, 2023, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)
Image: Sky Sports will bring fans closer to the action when Hibernian host Hearts

Sky Sports will deliver a series of new innovations for the Edinburgh derby, bringing fans closer to the action as Hibernian host Hearts live on Sky.

The build-up will start at Hearts' team hotel as fans get unique behind-the-scenes access to the team's pre-match meal, plus a Jambos player will wear a bodycam during their pre-match warm-up to deliver a new depth of coverage.

There will also be interviews behind the scenes including Hibs boss Nick Montgomery in his office plus a Hibs player during his pre-match massage and on-pitch interviews after the game.


A camera will also bring viewers insight from the Hibs dressing room before the game, at half-time and after the match, while Montgomery will be interviewed pitchside during the derby by a reporter.

The broadcast aims to capture the passion, drama and key moments of the derby, and follows Sky Sports' EFL 'Innovation Game' last season, which included new behind-the-scenes access for the broadcast of the Wycombe vs Portsmouth match in League One.

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Gary Hughes, Sky Sports' director of football: "We strive to be at the forefront of innovation and continue to explore new ways we can enable fans to get closer to the action with our coverage.

"We are delighted to have been able to work alongside Hibs, Hearts and the SPFL, with a joint ambition to tell the story of this hugely competitive derby to our audience in a new and exciting way."

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Neil Doncaster, SPFL group chief executive added: "We're really pleased to have been able to work with both clubs and Sky Sports to showcase their latest broadcasting innovations, helping put supporters right at the heart of the action in the Edinburgh derby.

"It promises to be a cracking game and we're excited to see how the technology brings the match experience even closer for viewing fans."

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