The SVG Podcast: Previewing the 2018 FIFA World Cup With Fox Sports’ David Neal and Kevin Callahan
Fox Sports is full steam ahead for the global soccer tournament set to kick off on June 14
This summer, Fox Sports will present the 2018 FIFA World Cup to U.S. audiences. It’s the first time the network has broadcast the men’s tournament.
A lot has been made of what would happen to Fox Sports’ coverage following the disappointing outcome late last year when the U.S. Men’s National Team failed to qualify for the tournament. Would Fox pull back on some of its production efforts? How badly would it hit them in the advertising pocketbook? In this interview, it certainly sounds like full steam ahead for Fox.
We had the pleasure to be joined on stage at last month’s SVG Summit by two of the most important minds behind Fox Sports’ upcoming World Cup coverage: Kevin Callahan, VP, field operations and engineering, and David Neal, executive producer for Fox’s coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The two men were fresh off the World Broadcast Meetings in Russia, so there’s loads of fresh information regarding the network’s studio location in Red Square, the relationship with HBS, and much more.
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