I am afraid that only those who love football will understand and love football. What kind of ability do you need to be a football commentator? How can I become a football commentator? There are often such discussions on the internet, but it is limited to this. The public’s explanation of football still stays in the TV era.
Nowadays, in the era of Internet, everyone is holding a commentary microphone, and everyone can explain the football match and make a sound for loving football. In the year of the 2018 World Cup, PP Sports made great efforts to create the Football Commentary Conference, and selected excellent football commentators through competitions. The birth of this program made these young people who love football commentary stand on the stage to realize their dreams, and also made the commentary break away from the football game for the first time and become the protagonist.
Every era has its own cultural characteristics. The once neat and single mainstream youth culture has gradually disappeared, and diverse youth cultures with individuality and differences as the main features have sprung up, such as secondary culture and teasing culture, in which every young person can find his own recognized cultural values. It is precisely because of this that today’s young people are more willing to express themselves differently from others, so football commentary should also be diversified. Football Commentary Conference is a platform to show diverse youth cultures with variety shows as the carrier and football culture as the support.
National "Hot Search" Looking for Different Youth
"rustic youth", "Buddhist youth" and "empty nest youth" have been labeled with more and more different identities. In the Football Commentary Conference, these young people will appear in front of the camera as "loving football". They are practitioners from all walks of life, including anchors, hosts, students, doctors, and even crosstalk performers and storytellers.
Players skillfully combine their own life experiences, cultural values and football commentary to form their own unique commentary style, which provides unlimited possibilities for the style of football commentary. The public may hear a teasing explanation through the program, a modern explanation of China’s traditional flavor, and a cute explanation of online celebrity’s anchor … Each explanation more or less represents a contemporary youth culture.
These players, who have different styles but love unity, all come from the eight-month hard search of the program group of Football Interpretation Conference. The program group hopes that this is not only to select excellent football commentators, but also to let the public know the hard work and persistent love behind the football commentary industry through the program.
In order to make the contestants’ explanations more free and true, the program fully respects the contestants’ wishes and will not interfere too much during the filming process. At the same time, the panoramic shooting method without dead ends is adopted to record the dribs and drabs of the players outside the stage. Many players are still preparing for the war in the early hours of the morning, and some players are still arguing about the content of the competition because of their explanations. And the stories behind these programs will also be presented to the audience.
Compared with other sports variety shows, the link setting of Football Commentary Conference strives to provide more space for young players to play freely. For example, the first phase of the 150-to-60 competition, which will be broadcast on April 18th, has adopted a brand-new form. Players stand in the center of the stage and use a three-minute talk show to express their "joys and sorrows" about football. They don’t know who will decide whether they will be promoted, eliminated or yet to be determined, and they don’t know what the criteria are. Everything is unknown. In fact, a group of instructors composed of Huang Jianxiang, Han Qiaosheng and Dong Lu, who explain the golden coffee, has been sitting in a hidden box to observe the performance of the players through one-way glass.
Mentors also admit that apart from the most basic professionalism, there will be no fixed standards, just hoping to see more styles of football commentary. During the recording process, some players are really amazing.
Strong resources to build a broader platform
The rapid iteration of media technology has greatly broadened the platform for people to show themselves. From the earliest square speech to radio broadcast, from TV broadcast to live webcast, the expansion of the platform means the expansion of audience and the enhancement of influence. At present, PP Sports behind the Football Commentary Conference has rich copyright resources and related self-made programs in five major leagues in Europe, such as the Champions League, the Super League and the AFC Champions League. Through the interactive experience of mobile, PC and OTT platforms, it provides users with the ultimate sports content and experience by using graphics and texts, short videos and live broadcasts.
The champion of the Football Interpretation Conference will directly sign a contract with PP Sports. The powerful event resources of PP Sports mean a broader expression platform for the participating players. In fact, in the process of program production, it is also organically combined with these superior resources. For example, if there is a major football match during the recording of the program, the innovative mode of "live broadcast of top-level matches+real-time production" will be adopted, and players will walk into the live broadcast room of PP Sports for live commentary, which is also part of the competition of program players. This model changes the previous "propositional" routine and directly tests the professional skills of the players. This open link design not only increases the difficulty of the competition, but also gives players more space for self-expression.
The new era has its own youth culture, so football commentary should also have its own culture. Football Commentary Conference has become the trend vane of youth culture by accurately grasping youth culture and taking football commentary as the carrier.