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Joe Buck Says Sports Broadcasts Will Use Fake Crowd Noise And CGI Fans

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Host Joe Buck of AT&T's Original Series 'Undeniable with Joe Buck' speaks onstage during AT&T AUDIENCE Network Presents at 2017 Winter TCA at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for DIRECTV)

FOX broadcaster Joe Buck has a solution for how TV networks can air live sports in empty stadiums – just fake it.

In a recent SiriusXM interview, Buck called it “pretty much a done deal” that FOX and other networks will pump in fake crowd noise for the broadcasts.  He also predicted networks will use CGI fans to make it look like the stadium is full.

However the networks end up handling it, Buck says it will be “difficult” and that “Whoever’s gonna be at that control will have to be really good at their job” to make it sound natural.

How do you feel about using fake crowd noise?  Will it be a distraction since we all know the stadium is empty?  Will it be awkward watching live sports *without* any crowd noise?


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