Fox Sports Goes All-Access, Commercial-Free for Big East Women’s Hoops Matchup

Tomorrow, Fox Sports will take viewers behind the scenes on the hardcourt like never before, offering viewers an all-access look at the St. John’s at Seton Hall women’s basketball game. The first-of-its-kind FS2 telecast will feature both head coaches wearing live microphones during a commercial-free presentation, allowing viewers to hear what the coaches say live on the sidelines, in the huddles, and in the locker rooms. In addition to the game telecast, Fox Sports GO offers two additional live streams with cameras dedicated to each of the head coaches and with live audio for the duration of the game.

Seton Hall head coach Anthony Bozella (top) and St. John's coach Joe Tartamella will be mic'ed up for Friday's game.

Seton Hall head coach Anthony Bozella (top) and St. John’s coach
Joe Tartamella will be mic’ed up for Friday’s game.

FS2 is also inside the team huddles live during timeouts and between quarters, going to break just once, at the start of halftime, to allow crews to be in place in the team locker rooms to listen in live to both coaches’ speeches.

Lisa Byington and LaChina Robinson call the game courtside with live audio from St. John’s head coach Joe Tartamella and Seton Hall head coach Anthony Bozella.

“We are excited to televise this game in a way that’s never been done before,” said FOX Sports President, Production & Executive Producer John Entz. “We are incredibly grateful to Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and to Coach Tartamella and Coach Bozella for allowing us the opportunity to try something new. We look forward to a successful debut and to expanding this initiative to more games in the future.”

The two additional streams, as well as the live stream of the game telecast can be accessed via the Fox SportsGO mobile app or on desktop at FoxSportsGO.com. Fox Sports GO is also available on several connected devices including Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One and Chromecast.

The St. John’s-Seton Hall telecast is the latest in Fox Sports’ ongoing technical innovation effort, which is a leading part of the FOX Sports Lab initiative, a collaborative approach to developing technical partnerships that offer fresh perspectives to viewers.

 

“We are excited to collaborate with our television partner, Fox Sports, in this innovative and first-of-its-kind broadcasting initiative,” said Tracy Ellis-Ward, BIG EAST Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball. “This will be a great opportunity to highlight the unique personalities of two of our top women’s basketball coaches and offer viewers an inside look at one of the oldest and most competitive rivalries in the Big East.”

 

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