Seen on Screen: Launches ‘NESN Fuel,’ NBC Sports Debuts Jesse Owens Documentary

by Alicia Montanaro, Editorial Assistant recently launched NESN Fuel, a new digital property focusing on automotive content. NESN Fuel will feature both written and video content, from its own staff of writers and producers, on an array of topics including: consumer car information, auto racing, car culture, and car-related entertainment. This week sent out 3 editorial staffs writers to Daytona Beach, Florida to cover the beginning of the NASCAR season at the Daytona 500…

nesn-story-logo…On February 14, NBC Sports Films debuted its latest project, More Than Gold: Jesse Owens and the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman, the one-hour documentary recounted Owens’ historic performance at the 1936 Olympics Games in Berlin, Germany and explored the intersection of sports, culture, and race in the turbulent years leading up to WWII. Through interviews with former Olympic teammates, historians, and family members, More Than Gold highlighted how Owens’ victories in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay and long jump in Berlin inspired generations who followed him. Featured teammate interviews included three members of the 1936 U.S. team: Adolph Kiefer, Iris Cummings Critchell, and John Lysak. Additionally, More Than Gold showcased archival footage from the 1936 Berlin Games, including restored elements from Olympia, the official film of the 1936 Olympics by German director Leni Riefenstahl…

…Fox Sports secured multi-year television rights to Titans of Mavericks, the big-wave surfing event that takes place at the surf spot Mavericks just off the coastline of Half Moon Bay, CA. Titans of Mavericks is a globally recognized big-wave event running from November 1 until March 31, where 24 of the world’s best surfers skillfully challenge massive waves on the biggest day of the winter season. The 90-minute primetime television production utilized multi-camera highlights and super slow motion cameras, helicopters, drones, Cineflex units, in-water POVs, multi-vessel camera mounts, mounted athlete cameras, and other advanced tools. In addition, a fully art directed set presented play-by-play action and first-hand interviews during the competition…

…The ACC Digital Network is inviting fans to binge watch #Dunkuary, a season-long celebration of the dunk, on their mobile devices. #Dunkuary features the best dunks from the past and present, as well as current players’ dunk faces and ratings for ‘old school’ dunks. Videos will continue to be released throughout the remainder of the basketball season and will conclude with the announcement of the 2016 Dunk of the Year following the New York Life ACC Tournament. The entire Dunkuary collection is available on Fans may also enjoy direct access to all of the ACC Digital Network’s on-demand video segments by downloading the official ACC mobile app, the go90TM app or by watching on their TV through ACC Sports on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Xbox.

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