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10.03.2019

CBS SPORTS GIVES FANS UNPRECEDENTED LOOK INSIDE A GAME PRODUCTION TRUCK DURING LIVE FOOTBALL GAME WITH “TV 101”

 

October 3, 2019

CBS SPORTS GIVES FANS UNPRECEDENTED LOOK INSIDE A GAME PRODUCTION TRUCK DURING LIVE FOOTBALL GAME WITH “TV 101”

CBS Sports Network’s Coverage of Marshall at Middle Tennessee Streams Exclusively on Facebook on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 PM, ET

 

 

CBS Sports’ brings viewers behind-the-scenes and into the production truck during breaks of a live college football game with “TV 101.”

CBS Sports Network’s coverage of the Conference USA tilt between Middle Tennessee vs. Marshall streams live exclusively on Facebook on Saturday, Oct. 5 (3:30 PM, ET), and will feature a unique viewing experience by giving fans an unprecedented look at how a football game is produced.

The Facebook model for streaming games is different than traditional broadcasts and does not run commercials during breaks in the action. For this game, CBS Sports will utilize the breaks to showcase a rarely seen side of a sports production during the game as it unfolds live.

CBS Sports will have multiple cameras inside the truck and mic-up both the game producer, Bill Thayer, and director, Dan Reagan, providing viewers the opportunity to hear how the two roles communicate. During stoppages in play – when traditionally a telecast would go to commercial – sideline reporter John Schriffen will take viewers on virtual tours of the game production truck, showcasing the ins-and-outs, different responsibilities of those in the game truck and how decisions are made.

The format used for games streamed exclusively on Facebook allows us the opportunity to experiment with ways to produce and deliver the game to fans,” said Steve Karasik, VP, Remote Production, CBS Sports. “As always, our priority is telling the story of the play on the field. But with this unique format, we are excited to give viewers a rare look inside the production truck. Not only will this enhance the overall experience and keep fans engaged, but we hope to provide viewers with an understanding of the depth, preparation and expertise that goes into producing a football game.”

Dave Ryan and Corey Chavous will call the game action from the booth.

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