Live From Big East Men’s Tournament: Fox Sports’ Sarita Meinking, Doug Fuchs on Maintaining Technical Innovation at Madison Square Garden
Since 2013, the Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden has been watched by millions of fans on the airwaves of Fox Sports. Every year, the broadcaster is continuously pushing the envelope when it comes to production workflows. For instance, they augmented last year’s coverage with a full-court Rail Cam and this year’s edition with a live drone that’s flying inside of the venue.
At the World’s Most Famous Arena, Fox Sports’ Executive Director, Field Operations, Sarita Meinking, and Manager, Field Operations, Doug Fuchs, discusses the process that went into securing the device that’s flying over the heads of fans at MSG, how the operations team side stepped the possible obstacle of a New York Knicks game by setting up their infrastructure at a nearby fire station, and what it takes to constantly come up with new ideas to implement.