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LA Ram’s quarterback barely gets a pass launched before being tackled by a New England defensive back. Image: Mercedes Benz Stadium.

Special Report: Super Bowl LIII – The Technology Behind the BroadcastFebruary 18th 2019 - 11:30 AM

New England Patriot quarterback, Tom Brady, entered Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta, GA on February 3rd having already won five Super Bowl games. And through four-quarters of play, all delivered by a television crew of hundreds of technicians, sports casters and engineers, about 100 million television viewers watched Brady add another victory to his historic play by setting the record for the most Super Bowl victories by any player in the league, now totaling six.

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CBS lead NFL director Mike Arnold (left) will direct the AFC Championship game and Super Bowl LII for CBS Sports. (Photo: CBS Sports).

TV Director Treats Super Bowl Telecast Like Any Other GameJanuary 30th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Like many professional football players themselves, CBS Sports Lead television director Mike Arnold tries to treat the Super Bowl as he would a regular season game, calling the same shots and camera angles—albeit with many more cameras at his disposal, augmented reality graphics on the field and virtually every part of the playing field mic’d up.

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CBS Sports will use a lot of motion graphics, AR and pre-produced animations for its Super Bowl LIII telecast.

CBS Sports Looks To Raise The Graphics Bar For Super Bowl LIIIJanuary 29th 2019 - 08:00 AM

Captivating 3D graphics and electronically inserted field images have become a hallmark of every major live sporting event, but CBS Sports hopes to raise the bar during this year’s NFL Super Bowl LIII telecast on February 3, 2019. The sports network’s graphics team has prepared unique animations and on-field augmented reality (AR) graphic elements that are sure win over viewers in a big way.

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Tony Romo (left) and Jim Nantz calling a game

Behind a Wall of High Tech Gadgetry, CBS Super Bowl’s Anchors Focus on Old-School StorytellingJanuary 28th 2019 - 10:00 AM

Behind the more than 100 television cameras and an arsenal of the most advanced broadcast technology ever assembled, the anchors reporting the 53rd Super Bowl will concentrate on the ancient art of storytelling.

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Example Intel True View football clips.

​Super Bowl LIII: Intel’s True View Ready for KickoffJanuary 25th 2019 - 08:00 AM

The Intel True View allows a production team to recreate selected clips in 3D from any vantage point in a stadium or even from a player’s perspective.

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It will be a match-up of the New England Patriots and Los Angels Rams in the 2019 Super Bowl game.

Graphics to Virtually Enhance the CBS Super Bowl LIII BroadcastJanuary 24th 2019 - 08:00 AM

During Super Bowl LIII, the football action will be on the field. But a lot of the action will be enhanced by incredible new graphics, some virtual, that CBS is using to super charge the screen.

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The tools for post and production get ever better. See the predictions for 2019. Image: Fotis Fotopoulos - Unsplash

Where is Production Technology Headed for 2019? Part 3January 22nd 2019 - 09:00 AM

We editors, color graders and graphics artists are an opinionated group and that’s a good thing because with the speed technology is changing we need open communication among ourselves.

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Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz Stadium will host the 2019 Super Bowl and millions will be watching on CBS Sports.

Super Bowl LIII Set To Dazzle On CBSJanuary 22nd 2019 - 08:00 AM

This year’s Super Bowl LIII telecast on CBS will be produced and broadcast into millions of living rooms by employing the usual plethora of traditional live production equipment, along with a few wiz bang additions like 4K UHD and an 8K camera for replays, and specially equipped wireless handheld cameras supporting augmented reality graphics and motion tracking on the field. The network said that 115 cameras would be used, 86 for the main broadcast alone, giving viewers an unprecedented television viewing experience.

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