Recent Sports Content

On board NEP’s ND1 production truck, which will be used to bring Super Bowl LVI into millions of living rooms around the world.

Coupled With Winter Olympics, Super Bowl LVI A “Once In A Lifetime” Event For NBC Sports CrewsFebruary 4th 2022 - 09:00 AM

With this year’s Super Bowl LVI telecast coming smack dab in the middle of the Winter Olympics, NBC Sports crews will have their hands full. Having to navigate both high profile events on the same day, NBC is calling it the “one of the greatest days in the history of television sports [production]” and a “Once In A Lifetime” event.

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Studio Berlin’s Ü10 UHD/HDR/12G-SDI live production unit offers a state-of-the-art two-piece design to address social distancing.

Studio Berlin Re-Imagines OB Van With Two Socially Distant Yet Combined EnvironmentsNovember 23rd 2021 - 09:00 AM

The pandemic has affected the system design and operations of live sports production in a myriad of ways. At first it was difficult for many to figure out but then evolved into the deployment of innovative types of distributed workflows and crews that drastically altered the physical positioning of technology and human resources.

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Live production in the cloud is allowing rights owners to produce content that would normally be cost prohibitive.

Live Cloud-Based Remote Production Slowly Gaining TractionAugust 26th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Although latency and resource coordination continue to challenge those considering cloud-based remote live production, the distributed architecture model is steadily gaining traction as a cost-effective alternate to hardware-based on-premise projects. To date this IT-centric architecture has not been deployed for high-profile productions like the Super Bowl or World Cup, but remote IP-video contribution, production and distribution has allowed second-tier sporting events to be televised globally whereas they might not be - due to cost and fully remote access - using traditional production methods.

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Aerial drones were used for the first time by MLB to provide overhead shots of the field throughout the live telecast.

MLB “Field Of Dreams” Telecast Makes For Corny TVAugust 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Though mostly a publicity stunt, Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game live telecast on August 12th proved to be a hit for everyone involved—including the Fox Sports team and production company Game Creek Video—tasked with putting it on.

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Image courtesy of Chevrolet.

Active Noise Cancelling Keeps Corvette Racing ConnectedJune 30th 2021 - 09:00 AM

In the high stakes world of auto racing, every second counts so whatever a team can do to improve its performance, both on and off the track, is put into play. For the highly successful Corvette Racing team, which competes in endurance races that last 24 hours to the finish, it’s secret weapon is reliable two-way communication between its drivers and crew.

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Improving Headset Comms At Extreme Events:  Part 2 - Design For User ComfortJune 16th 2021 - 09:00 AM

We move on to looking at developments in noise cancelling technology and the role it can play in achieving clarity and comfort within headsets for intercom use.

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Improving Headset Comms At Extreme Events:  Part 1 - Ergonomics And PracticalityJune 2nd 2021 - 09:00 AM

Core to any successful television production is the effective application of clear and precise communications. Camera operators, sound assistants, playout, slow-mo operators, and floor managers all need to hear direction from the production teams. Without comms, the production would soon degenerate into a chaotic cacophony of incoherent images and sounds.

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Core Insights: Improving Headset Comms At Extreme EventsMay 5th 2021 - 09:30 AM

Without intercom, a live broadcast production would soon degenerate into chaos. A whole industry has been built on the protocols intercom users have adopted and everybody involved in the production must be able to hear the director’s instructions, clearly and concisely.

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