Georgia Southern’s Byron Abt on Adding a Live Drone to Baseball and Softball Broadcasts

Live drones have become a popular talking point in live sports production circles. Recently, Georgia Southern began integrating live drone shots into its broadcasts of baseball and softball games streaming on ESPN+.

At the 2023 SVG College Summit, Byron Abt, Assistant Athletics Director for GATA Productions at Georgia Southern shared what it took to get approvals to add the aerial camera, the possibilities for its use in the future, his advice to other mid majors looking to try something similar, and more.

For more interviews from the 2023 SVG College Summit and other industry-related conversations, visit SVG’s YouTube channel.

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