SVG On Demand: Bally Sports Detroit’s Jeff Byle on Debuting the ‘Players Only’ Alternative Broadcast

After national networks like ESPN and CBS Sports successfully executed alternative broadcasts, regional sports networks are now producing secondary experiences of their own. For Bally Sports Detroit, Detroit Tigers fans are enjoying “Players Only” broadcasts, which place former players and alumni behind the mic on the main linear telecast.

At the 2023 SVG Regional Sports Production Summit, Bally Sports Detroit’s VP and Executive Producer Jeff Byle breaks down the intricacies of the concept, how they’re keeping these productions fresh, and how fans are enjoying this unique perspective.

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

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