MLB All-Star Wrap-Up: Fletcher Robos Out in Full Force for Fox Sports, ESPN, MLB Network
Nearly 20 Fletcher robos were scattered across Nationals Park this week for MLB All-Star festivities, deployed by Fox Sports, ESPN, and MLB Network.
Fox’s All-Star Game coverage featured a total of nine robotic systems: seven Sony P1 robos (including positions at mid home, the booth, both dugouts, and on the roof) and two Sony P43 cameras for the low-home pan-bar robotic systems with 40X lenses.
“The low-home pan-bar robo system is a camera position that we had great success with for Fox at last year’s World Series games in Los Angeles,” says Gabe Aguirre, senior account manager, Fletcher. “Only a few stadiums still have the low-home camera position, and placing a robo at the low-home position is the only way to have a camera at low home without eliminating any seats in DC.”
On Monday, Fletcher outfitted ESPN’s Home Run Derby production with seven robotic systems, including two 6X-slo-mo Grass Valley LDX 86 cameras on the first- and third-base lines and an I-MOVIX Phantom 4K unit. In addition, ESPN positioned three Sony P1 robotic systems at the mid-home position, along with a robo near the left-field pole and also on the scoreboard. A Panasonic AW-HE130 robo was placed in the center-field Bud Light deck.
MLB Network’s Red Carpet Show leveraged a pair of Sony P1 robotic systems above the player entrance and on the roof of the building to capture the action as players arrived on Tuesday.
For more of SVG’s on-site coverage from Washington D.C., visit the SportsTechLive Blog: On Site at MLB All-Star 2018.