Recent Posts tagged with NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament

Turner Sports Goes Back to the Basics for March Madness Audio

Turner Sports has geared up for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, with the Atlanta-based broadcaster airing the entire last set of games, from the Elite Eight through the Final Four and the National Championship Game. It’s a major logistical undertaking – supported this year by remote production units from NEP, Game Creek, and F&F Productions […]  More

Live From Final Four: CBS Sports Exec Harold Bryant Works His 20th Straight Final Four

No matter how successful we become, we always hope that we will never forget where we come from. For Harold Bryant, executive producer/SVP, production for CBS Sports, that place is the corner of a truck tucked behind a curtain on the floor of San Antonio’s Alamodome in 1998. That year, Tubby Smith’s Kentucky Wildcats beat […]  More

March Madness Live Rides Success of New Streaming Infrastructure From iStreamPlanet

With college-hoops fans streaming the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at a blistering pace (through the first Thursday of the tournament, March Madness Live had racked up a record 31 million live streams, an increase of 26% over the same period last year), an entirely new streaming infrastructure from Turner-owned iStreamPlanet is working hard behind the […]  More

For March Madness, the Audio Is Focused on the Fans

Nobody said college was going to be easy, and Dave Grundtvig, the A1 for Turner Sports’ allotment of this year’s March Madness games, knows that first hand. Restrictions imposed by the NCAA ban microphones along the scorers’ table line, which limits some sound effects on that side of the court — and definitely bars athlete […]  More

NCAA March Madness Live Brings Virtual Reality to Final Four, Championship

The virtual-reality bandwagon is filling up quickly. Following Fox Sports’ production of the Big East Tournament in VR earlier this month, Turner Sports and CBS Sports have confirmed that NCAA March Madness Live (managed by Turner Sports) will deliver live virtual-reality game coverage of the NCAA Final Four Semifinals and National Championship for the first time. The 180-degree […]  More

A 9-In. Parab Set To Capture the Music of March Madness

March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day arrive at the same time, but the basketball games will almost certainly be louder. This round of NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games will have lots of ambience and effects microphones deployed, and a gadget most often found in baseball and football will make its major-league B-ball debut.  More

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