Monday 23 April 2018

Deadline Day coverage shows the perils of live reporting

Social networking sites capture moments the broadcast would rather forget.

Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

Sky Sports live coverage of Transfer Deadline Day shows the perils of live reporting with these clips uploaded to social networking sites Vine, Twitter and YouTube.

'Opportunistic' advertising

In this clip, a truck emblazoned with advertising appears to drive behind the reporter very, very slowly before coming to a stop. The clip, which has gotten almost 5,000 views since it was uploaded a few hours ago, has gotten viewers speculating about whether or not the truck was intentionally attempting to get some free advertising or really was just pulling up in the background.


Reporter tells fans to 'SHUSH!'

Many of the reporters tonight had to deal with rowdy people in the background. Reporting from Liverpool, Sky news reporter Peter Stevenson took matters into his own hands by forcefully telling those surrounding him to “shush”, before being cut off mid-sentence due to people behind him making “rude guestures” to the camera.  The anchors apologised for the gestures.


Reporter tries to ignore rowdy fans

Many reporters have gone viral in the past because they have confronted those making noise in the background of their segments, but David Craig learned the problem with ignoring them the hard way; you don’t know what they’re up to behind you. Again, the anchors apologised for the gestures.

Warning: may offend. Click the image to start and stop the clip.


Reporter swamped by excited fans

Geraint Hughes, reporting from Arsenal, disappeared into a sea of excited fans upon announcing Mesut Ozil transfer to the club. Anchor Jim White expressed his concern, joking “I would be worried for that cameraman”.

Click the image to start and stop the clip.



Here are some more choice moments captured on social media of the coverage.


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