Recent Posts tagged with ESPN

ESPN Tees Up Expansive PGA Championship Coverage

This morning marks the beginning of ESPN coverage of the PGA Championship as part of a new rights deal. For the broadcaster’s production and operations team, though, it is the culmination of 17 months of planning, creating, and embracing new health and safety guidelines, and an important partnership with CBS Sports that builds off their […]  More

ESPN Readies Statcast-Driven Viewing Experiences for Sunday Night Baseball

For the first time, ESPN is offering Statcast-driven alternative viewing experiences on ESPN2 alongside its traditional Sunday Night Baseball telecast on ESPN. Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell: Statcast AI Edition presentations will air on ESPN2 for the Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees game on August 16, and the Atlanta Braves at […]  More

NBA Returns: ESPN Brings Plenty of Tech Firepower to Wide World of Sports Productions

NBA on ESPN is back in business tonight, with its production team resuming live broadcasts from the NBA bubble inside Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. To pull them off safely, the network’s operations team has worked with the NBA and fellow rightsholder Turner Sports to build a massive broadcast compound that echoes […]  More

NBA Returns: ESPN, Turner, NBA Team Up for Sprawling, COVID-Safe Production at Wide World of Sports

The long wait is over, and the NBA returns to the hardcourt tonight with a Jazz-Pelicans and Clippers-Lakers doubleheader from the league’s bubble at Disney’s Wide World of Sports (WWoS) complex in Orlando. The pair of telecasts on TNT will tip off one of the largest undertakings in NBA broadcast history with the NBA, ESPN, […]  More

MLB Returns: ESPN Operations Solves Logistical Puzzle on Rain-Shortened Opening Day

Thursday, July 23 was a day that has been circled on ESPN employees’ calendars for quite some time. With Opening Day of this peculiar, 60-game Major League Baseball regular season in the rearview mirror, the operations team can recollect their thoughts, assess any pitfalls, and regroup before the rest of the 2020 schedule unfolds.  More

A Look Back at MLB Opening Day: How RSNs and National Broadcasters Pulled It Off

At long last, baseball returned last week, as millions of viewers tuned in to see the long awaited return of America’s Pastime. MLB Opening Day marked the culmination of months of planning by both regional sports networks and national broadcasters to get baseball back on the air. SVG’s MLB Returns series delves into how broadcasters […]  More

ESPN Grabs Exclusive Television Rights to Seven of Eight MLB First Round Series

In conjunction with Major League Baseball, ESPN will exclusively televise seven of the eight new first round series as part of the expanded 2020 MLB Postseason. As a result of the new format, 14-21 first round games, including all four National League series, will air exclusively on ESPN platforms across a four-day period from Tuesday, […]  More

MLB Returns: ESPN Preps Normal Sunday Night Baseball Graphics Package for ‘Enhanced World Feed’

“It’s going to be great, but, man, there have been a lot of Zoom calls and a lot of hours of work.” In 22 words, Phil Orlins, senior coordinating producer, ESPN, summarizes the current era in live event production. After a fair amount of preparation in a time of much uncertainty, the broadcaster is fielding […]  More

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