Recent Posts tagged with Pro Bowl

NFL Pro Bowl: Skills Showdown, Orlando Locale Add New Twists to ESPN’s Coverage

The NFL Pro Bowl returns to the mainland this Sunday, as the league’s all-star showcase shifts from Honolulu to Orlando and returns to the traditional AFC-vs.-NFC format after a three-year experiment with the “Fantasy Draft” style. For ESPN, the relocation to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium means that the network will have its full arsenal of […]  More

NBC Lightens Up With Pro Bowl Coverage

It’s easy to get lost in the festivities of the Pro Bowl (Sunday, 7 p.m. ET, NBC). It’s not about grunting linebackers, or clutch catches, or even the final score. Instead, the coaches wear flowered shirts, players stage practical jokes, and nearly everyone is smiling under the beating Pacific sun. So, when the NFL’s best […]  More

Fox Ramps Up Pro Bowl Coverage To Kick off Super Bowl Week

Sunday’s Pro Bowl broadcast is more than an excuse for fans to listen in on players’ and coaches’ sideline conversations. For Fox Sports, this year’s Pro Bowl surpasses a celebration of great players, helping create anticipation of great plays to come. “For us, this is a kickoff for Super Bowl week,” says Jerry Steinberg, SVP […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Boxing To Return to Yankee Stadium

Officials with Top Rank Boxing have reached a preliminary agreement with the Yankees to stage the WBC 154-lb. title match between champion Yuri Foreman and former welterweight champion Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium on June 5. Top Rank VP of Boxing Carl Moretti said last night that, after weeks of negotiations, a deal had been […]  More

Venue News & Notes: Farewell, Giants Stadium

Demolition work is set to begin this week on Giants Stadium. A crane will start dismantling the top sections of the 34-year-old venue that has played host to the Giants, the Jets, the Cosmos, and the MetroStars (now the Red Bulls). It also was the scene of numerous Bruce Springsteen concerts. Springsteen and the E […]  More

Pro Bowl Posts Highest Rating in a Decade

ESPN scored the highest rating for a Pro Bowl in a decade, averaging 12.3 million viewers during its coverage of the 2010 Pro Bowl in Miami. The AFC’s 41-34 victory was the most watched since the 2000 edition of the NFL’s all-star game notched 13.2 million viewers on ABC. After moving the game to the […]  More

Pro Bowl Producer, Director Turn Focus to Audio

ESPN’s Monday Night Football team faced a new production challenge last weekend. Where the MNF crew’s biggest test during the season is communicating the X’s and O’s of an NFL game through the right mix of cameras, replay devices, and graphical enhancements, Sunday’s Pro Bowl game offered an all-star environment where strategy took a back […]  More

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