On the Pitch: Atlanta United Embraces Crowd at Mercedes-Benz Stadium as First MLS Club To Return to Full Capacity

The past 10 months have been a whirlwind for Major League Soccer. After last summer’s MLS Is Back Tournament in the Orlando bubble and the eventual return to empty home stadiums, the attendance of some clubs in the league are returning to pre-pandemic levels. Much like At the Ballpark, On the Gridiron, On the Hardwood, […]  More

Net Result: Ultimate Tennis Showdown Goes for Gravity in Specialist Production

Ultimate Tennis Showdown (UTS) is the world’s newest tennis league. Created by Serena Williams’s coach Patrick Mouratoglou, UTS presents a unique and disruptive format that comprises intense 40 minute matches broken down into quarters, and innovative in-game features. Live coaching and mid-match interviews are live streamed to the audience at home, allowing fans a rare […]  More

Las Vegas’ Central Church Leverage a Trio of DiGiCo Quantum338 Consoles for Live Productions

Located in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson, Central Church hews to the city’s sense of being larger than life, with worship and events taking place in the church’s huge 4,850-seat main auditorium within its 148,000-square-foot building. Fifty-nine years “young” this year, Central Church used the COVID-19 times as an opportunity to update its systems, […]  More

NBC Olympics Taps Audio-Technica, Calrec for Tokyo Games

Audio tech was the focus of recent announcements by NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group. Audio-Technica will provide microphone and headphone equipment, and Calrec will supply a range of audio consoles, alongside remote-production technology, for the broadcaster’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics July 23–Aug. 8.  More

Women’s College World Series: ESPN Celebrates 20th Year in OKC With 80-Ft. Rail Cam, Cable Cam, Drone

After being canceled by the pandemic last year, the NCAA Women’s College World Series is certainly making up for lost time, logging multiple upsets by the unseeded James Madison Dukes and the fifth perfect game in history by Alabama’s Montana Fouts. Celebrating two decades covering the full tournament in Oklahoma City, ESPN has deployed some […]  More

Mediapro Manages UEFA Champions League Final Last-Minute Location Change in 15 Days

Mediapro turned around the last minute location change for the UEFA Champions League Final between Chelsea FC and Manchester City FC from Turkey to Portugal only 15 days before the match, providing a seamless and successful broadcast for the highly anticipated event. Mediapro, the host broadcaster and technical facilities provider contracted by BeIn Sports, the […]  More

A Force to Be Reckoned With: Gravity Media Thinks Outside the Box

Gravity Media is a fairly recent rebrand of a group of companies with a long-standing pedigree in sports coverage. Formally launched in 2019, it comprises the former Input Media, Gearhouse Broadcast and HyperActive Broadcast in Europe, along with Chief Entertainment in Australia. Privately owned and headquartered in the UK, but with a globally dispersed management […]  More

Audio Tech Powers the Postgame Press Conference

It was the press conference that didn’t happen that put what journalists offhandedly refer to as “pressers” on the table and under scrutiny. Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 for skipping a mandatory news conference following her first-round win at the French Open over the Memorial Day weekend. The seemingly administrative kerfuffle quickly spiraled […]  More

NBCUniversal Lays Out Vision for 7,000 Hours of Tokyo Olympics Programming

NBCUniversal will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer by utilizing two broadcast networks, six cable networks, and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers, making it the biggest media event ever. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place July 23-August 8, 2021, in Tokyo, […]  More

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