Sports has been and always be an important aspect of life in America and throughout the world. The Superbowl is the highest rated event in America of the year. So much so that some people consider “Superbowl Sunday” an unofficial holiday. Soccer is reaching new heights in popularity as the last world cup ready record ratings for soccer and NBC spent millions to broadcast the MLS on its network. People love watching professional, and of course college, sports because people enjoy watching competition and they want to see the very best performs acts they have never seen before. People love stories and drama, sports is full of both. This is why networks spend a fortune on broadcasting sports, it’s guaranteed to give high ratings and no writers/actors are involved. Don’t believe me? Check out a sports bar in the Summer, observe how many TV’s are showing the Summer Olympics.
What is needed in broadcasting a sport for TV? I’ll start off with the small scale sports like Roller Derby and Lacrosse. The game itself just needs 2-3 Camera operators. 1 to get the wide, standard shot, and the other 2 get interviews and close ups of the action. Sound is important too as you need announcers for broadcasting. Many live games don’t have announcers so production teams need to include them with the production crew. Advanced Media has been working with ‘LFL Films’ to broadcast the Lingerie Football league. Games are not live so we lay off the footage to digital tape and send them to distribution companies around the world.
Large scale sports though are quite different as you need a huge team to broadcast a sport for a major Network. The World Cup, Superbowl, and The Olympics has a huge team to ensure the deepest and most detailed footage and stories for the public. The Olympics for example has several news segments on certain athletes. The World Cup has Analyzers and announcers from around the world. And to broadcast live there’s a team of engineers and a TV director to make sure it gets out there to the masses.
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