Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Live From NBA All-Star: Turner Presence Bigger, Better an Ever

17/02/2017

It has been only three years since New Orleans hosted the NBA All-Star Game Weekend, and, typically, when a sports event returns to the same city that quickly, the production philosophy remains the same. That is not the case for Turner Sports this weekend.

This is a very different show than it was three years ago, says Chris Brown, senior director, technical operations, Turner Sports. The big difference is the deliverables and a compelling basketball game that uses as much technology as we can cram.

Chris Brown says Turner's NBA All-Star game presence has changed a great deal since the game was last held in New Orleans, three years ago.

Among the biggest changes? Turner's NBA on TNT road show, a 70,000-sq.-ft. fan-activation effort that includes a set for the Inside the NBA studio show, concerts, the final of the Dew NBA 3X three-on-three tournament, interactive fan experiences, basketball clinics, pop-up stores, and more. It will be located at Champions Square, about 1,500 ft. from the Smoothie King Center, which will host the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, All-Star Saturday Night on Saturday, and the All-Star Game on Sunday.

This allows us to have a big-event feeling without having to go through all the steps of creating an entirely separate production, says Brown. Everybody is happy and excited about the fact that it's here.

The Champions Square activities tip off tonight with a concert and the first Inside the NBA broadcast. Even though All-Star weekend begins tomorrow, there are still games tonight to give the Inside the NBA team plenty of action to discuss. Aerial shots from the Square will be available, thanks to a point-to-point Spidercam system.

By the time coverage winds down on Sunday night, the production team will have delivered more than 24 hours of content to viewers on TNT and NBA TV. Events like the media availability on Friday afternoon, All-Star practices on Saturday afternoon, and the G-League All-Star Game provide additional fodder for coverage. In addition, more than 36 hours of content will be live-streamed across Facebook, Twitter, and NBA.com, proving the growing power of the Internet as a content-delivery platform.

We have Facebook, Twitter, and quick hits for social media, says Brown. And now we have content being created specifically for Facebook and Twitter.

A Facebook Live control room is in one of the NEP production units in the compound, and a LiveU cellular transmission system will send live interviews with players and other guests from around town to that control room. The incoming video will be integrated with graphics before being encoded for distribution via Facebook.

NEP is playing a big role in Turner's production of the weekend's activities with SS24 at the center of the game coverage, NCP10 for All-Star Saturday night, NCP 11 for the studio show, NCP8 for the entertainment and halftime elements, and ND1 for transmission and more. The use of ND1 continues to evolve at the All-Star game.

We've taken the use of ND1 to the next level as we come up with more ways and methods to use the horsepower of this four-truck facility, says Brown. The C unit has been turned into four edit bays with server storage and content managers to manage the files and the EVS network. And the D unit has three edit bays and a 5.1[-surround] audio-sweetening room.

Turner Sports will also use a small flypack inside a suite in the Smoothie King Arena for the Area 21 show. Hosted by former NBA player and All-Star Kevin Garnett, the show will feature Garnett and his guests discussing the ongoing action.

We're using a very small flypack for that production, notes Brown. Signals from that flypack will also pass into the studio truck so that segments can be integrated into the studio show, and it will be made available to the game-production team.

Turner will put 58 cameras to use inside the Smoothie King Center for both the on-the-court and TNT studio coverage (the world-feed production will also have unilateral cameras because the game will be seen in 215 countries and territories and in 49 languages).

One exciting new production tool is the addition of a Spidercam for coverage of the All-Star Saturday Night activities: the slam-dunk contest, three-point shooting contest, and skills challenge. It will be the first time a cabled camera will fly over the court during on-court action.

The philosophy is to always look for new things that will be compelling for viewers and will move the needle on our coverage, Brown explains. The Spidercam gives us a unique perspective that we have never had before, and it took a lot of work and coordination with the NBA as the All-Star Game has a lot of rigged lights and moving stages.

One workflow improvement this year is the onsite presence of 11 editing bays with Adobe Premier (three also have Adobe After Effects). Those editing systems are on the same network sharing 100 TB of storage and are also attached to four EVS IPDirectors to pull clips from 29 EVS servers.

This never feels just like a game, says Brown. The players were chosen by the fans, and this is their dream team.
LINK: http://www.sportsvideo.org/2017/02/16/live-from-nba-all-star-turner-pr...
See more stories from svg

Most recent headlines

22/07/2017

Filipe Toledo Wins Corona Open J-Bay

pros Jul 21, 2017 GoPro athlete Filipe Toledo returned to glory this week with a dramatic win at Jeffreys Bay off the Eastern Cape of South Africa. After s...

22/07/2017

Newtek, Imagine Communications Renew SVG Sponsorships

Newtek, Imagine Communications Renew SVG Sponsorships By SVG Staff Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:17 am Print This Story Story Highlights The Sports Video Gro...

22/07/2017

Ratings Roundup: Fox's MLB All-Star Game Viewership Up 7%; ESPN's HR Derby Is Most Watched Since 2008

Ratings Roundup: Fox's MLB All-Star Game Viewership Up 7%; ESPN's HR Der...

22/07/2017

LiveTV:LA: David Hill Keynote Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd

LiveTV:LA: David Hill Keynote Draws Standing-Room-Only Crowd Why the industry icon is bullish on darts, esports, and changing his approach to storytelling By K...

22/07/2017

Live From The Open: CTV OB Advances Workflows, Operations

Live From The Open: CTV OB Advances Workflows, Operations The effort meets the needs of such clients as ETP, NBC, and Sky Sports By Ken Kerschbaumer, Editorial...

22/07/2017

HDR, 4K Take Center Stage at SVG's Sports Imaging Forum

HDR, 4K Take Center Stage at SVG's Sports Imaging Forum Fox and Spectrum Sports reported on their live 4K and HDR efforts and forecast the tech roadmap By ...

22/07/2017

Fifth Season of The Originals' Will Be Its Last

The CW drama The Originals will begin shooting its fifth, and final, season next week. The show is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries, following vampire/werewolf ...

22/07/2017

Vice Lays Off 60 Workers, Ups Focus on Video

Vice Media let go about 60 workers on Friday, representing 2% of its 3,000 total employees, in an effort to focus more on video. News of the layoffs was first ...

22/07/2017

WSB Atlanta Nabs Millionth Twitter Follower

Spreading big social media news, WSB, the Cox-owned ABC affiliate in Atlanta, has announced nabbing its one millionth Twitter follower. The station, which hit ...

22/07/2017

Audrey Fleurot, Emmett J Scanlan & Marc Warren join Michael C. Hall and Amanda Abbington in Harlan Coben's SAFE' written by Danny Brocklehurst

RED Production Company called action as filming commenced in Manchester on original new television drama, SAFE. The 8 x 60' series has been ordered by CAN...

22/07/2017

Sixth Annual PBS Online Film Festival to Include 24 Independent Short Films Featuring Diverse Voices and Unique Storytelling

- The Festival Returns to All PBS Digital Platforms July 17 - July 28 Click He...

22/07/2017

Berklee and Shanghai Conservatory of Music Establish Institute

Berklee signed an agreement with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (SHCM) in China to establish an academic partnership that will support the development of mo...

22/07/2017

Rooster Teeth Expands Distribution Partnership with Cinedigm to Represent Key Properties Both Domestically and Abroad

July 20, 2017 Rooster Teeth Expands Distribution Partnership with Cinedigm to R...

22/07/2017

Weekender brand to return to ITV2 for a seventh series

Weekender brand to return to ITV2 for a seventh series Twofour and Motion Content Group's successful Weekender brand is set to return for a seventh scorchi...

22/07/2017

TV Advertising Basics for Digital Media Buyers: A Free WideOrbit Ebook

TV is the most effective video ad medium for reaching consumers where they live. For Adults 18+, the big screen in the living room is far and away the #1 video ...

22/07/2017

Children Explore the World of Insects

On July 18, Lin Hailun, an entomologist in Ningbo, gave a lively scientific class in the summer school of Riyuexingcheng Community, Yinzhou District as invited....

21/07/2017

Safe casting announced

RED Production Company called action as filming commenced in Manchester on original new television drama, SAFE. The 8 x 60' series has been ordered by CAN...

21/07/2017

MAXON at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles

The MAXON booth at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles, California, from July 30 - August 3 will again be the place to be for 3D artists from the fields of motion grap...

21/07/2017

Sky Deutschland chooses Yospace's dynamic ad insertion platform for Sky Go

Staines-upon-Thames, UK - 18th July 2017 Sky Deutschland has chosen Yospace's dynamic ad insertion platform to monetise live channels on Sky Go, the leadin...

21/07/2017

Cinegy at IBC 2017 Preview

IBC 2017, 15-19 September, Stand 7.A30 - Cinegy, which develops and produces software technology for digital video processing, asset management, video compressi...

21/07/2017

ETL Systems RF Matrix used by Broadcast RF for golf's showpiece British Open at Royal Birkdale

Madley, UK. 20 July 2017: ETL Systems equipment is being used by Broadcast RF th...

21/07/2017

Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Mastering Suite now available at HHB

Designed to empower post-production facilities to create, edit, mix and master high quality Dolby Atmos content for Blu-ray or digital delivery, Dolby's ne...

21/07/2017

BLACKMAGIC DESIGN Announces new audio and keykode reader for Cintel Film Scanners

Fremont, California, USA - July 20, 2017 - Blackmagic Design today announced the...

21/07/2017

Screen & Entertainment Industry Unites

Australia's screen and entertainment industry has responded in a united front against calls made by commercial television broadcasters to abolish Australian...

21/07/2017

Bordeaux Metropole Arena to host Depeche Mode on 24 January 2018

Bordeaux Metropole Arena to host Depeche Mode on 24 January 2018 Tickets sold out in just a few minutes for the legendary Depeche Mode s one and only appearan...

21/07/2017

New Studio One Drum Loops from LoopLoft! Brushes and Dry Drums

The Art of Brushes If you're looking for brush loops, then you've come to the right place. We've bundled together Vol 1, Vol 2, Vol 3, Vol 4, and Vo...

21/07/2017

It's #PreSonusFAMFriday with Dominic Bazile!

Dominic Tic Toc Bazile has been with us for the better part of a decade, most of that time in the role of Quality Assurance Tester. That's a fancy way of ...

21/07/2017

THE WALKING DEADS LAURIE HOLDEN JOINS CAST OF PYEWACKET FROM BACKCOUNTRY DIRECTOR ADAM MACDONALD

BACKTHE WALKING DEADS LAURIE HOLDEN JOINS CAST OF PYEWACKET FROM BACKCOUNTRY DIR...

21/07/2017

PRODUCTION BEGINS ON SEASON 2 OF GLOBALS SMASH HIT SERIES PRIVATE EYES FROM ENTERTAINMENT ONE

BACKPRODUCTION BEGINS ON SEASON 2 OF GLOBALS SMASH HIT SERIES PRIVATE EYES FROM ...

21/07/2017

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON AARON SORKINS MOLLYS GAME STARRING JESSICA CHASTAIN AND IDRIS ELBA

BACKPRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS ON AARON SORKINS MOLLYS GAME STARRING JESSICA C...

21/07/2017

ENTERTAINMENT ONE PARTNERS WITH DAVE MATTHEWS FOR NEW TRAVEL SERIES

BACKENTERTAINMENT ONE PARTNERS WITH DAVE MATTHEWS FOR NEW TRAVEL SERIESLOS ANGELES, November 10, 2016 Entertainment One (eOne), alongside Stolen Sky Productio...

21/07/2017

VUSR Enables Publishers to Future Proof VR Content; First Application is NYT VR App for Daydream

BACKVUSR Enables Publishers to Future Proof VR Content; First Application is NYT...

21/07/2017

HALF YEAR results for the SIX MONTHS ended 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 & Board Changes

BACKHALF YEAR results for the SIX MONTHS ended 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 & Board ChangesPerformance on track WITH STRONG SECOND HALF EXPECTED Strong top-line growth ac...

21/07/2017

ENTERTAINMENT ONE MAKES EQUITY INVESTMENT IN CANVAS MEDIA STUDIOS

BACKENTERTAINMENT ONE MAKES EQUITY INVESTMENT IN CANVAS MEDIA STUDIOSLOS ANGELES December 1, 2016 Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) today a...

21/07/2017

ENTERTAINMENT ONE RANKS TOP 10 ON MULTIPLE BILLBOARD YEAR END CHARTS FOR 2016

BACKENTERTAINMENT ONE RANKS TOP 10 ON MULTIPLE BILLBOARD YEAR END CHARTS FOR 2016Dualtone s The Lumineers Land Top Spot on 6 Charts and Top 10 on 15 Total Char...

21/07/2017

ENTERTAINMENT ONE TAPS CHRISTIAN FRITZSCHE AS VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL SALES

BACKENTERTAINMENT ONE TAPS CHRISTIAN FRITZSCHE AS VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL ...

21/07/2017

JACOB TREMBLAY JOINS XAVIER DOLANS THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN

BACKJACOB TREMBLAY JOINS XAVIER DOLANS THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVANCritically Acclaimed Actor Joins Filmmaker's English-Language Debut Film Montr ...

21/07/2017

JULIA SILVERTON JOINS ENTERTAINMENT ONE TELEVISION AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DEVELOPMENT OF ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING

BACKJULIA SILVERTON JOINS ENTERTAINMENT ONE TELEVISION AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT ...

21/07/2017

BRAD WESTON LAUNCHES MAKEREADY, BACKED BY ENTERTAINMENT ONE

BACKBRAD WESTON LAUNCHES MAKEREADY, BACKED BY ENTERTAINMENT ONEUNIVERSAL PICTURES TO HANDLE DISTRIBUTION OF FILM CONTENT WORLDWIDE WITH ENTERTAINMENT ONE DISTR...

21/07/2017

Entertainment One Announces Fresh Pipeline of Content and New Global Partners for Peppa Pig

BACKEntertainment One Announces Fresh Pipeline of Content and New Global Partner...

21/07/2017

ANNAPURNA PICTURES AND ENTERTAINMENT ONE INK MULTIYEAR DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP

BACKANNAPURNA PICTURES AND ENTERTAINMENT ONE INK MULTIYEAR DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIPKathryn Bigelow s DETROIT set as first film under the new agreement Los Ange...

21/07/2017

NOEL HEDGES JOINS ENTERTAINMENT ONE TELEVISION AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF ACQUISITIONS

BACKNOEL HEDGES JOINS ENTERTAINMENT ONE TELEVISION AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT O...

21/07/2017

ENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT WITH NEW OFFICES IN GERMANY AND AUSTRALIA

BACKENTERTAINMENT ONE MUSIC EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL FOOTPRINT WITH NEW OFFICES IN ...

21/07/2017

UK TOUR OF BRAND NEW PEPPA PIG SHOW

BACKUK TOUR OF BRAND NEW PEPPA PIG SHOWPeppa Pig and her friends are back in a brand new live show Peppa Pig s Adventure, featuring a new story, loads of songs ...

21/07/2017

NEW CBC SERIES BECOMING CANADIAN TELLS THE STORIES OF CANADAS NEWEST CITIZENS

BACKNEW CBC SERIES BECOMING CANADIAN TELLS THE STORIES OF CANADAS NEWEST CITIZENSNew six-part factual series from Antica and Entertainment One premieres June 26...

21/07/2017

AT&T AUDIENCE Network Taps Ed Bernero as New Showrunner for Crime Drama ICE

BACKAT&T AUDIENCE Network Taps Ed Bernero as New Showrunner for Crime Drama ICE EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 15, 2017 AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and global ind...

21/07/2017

Entertainment Ones Peppa Pig Scores Hat-Trick of Awards at Russias Multimir Childrens Festival

BACKEntertainment Ones Peppa Pig Scores Hat-Trick of Awards at Russias Multimir ...

21/07/2017

Entertainment One Inks Multi-Year Deal with StoryBy Entertainment

BACKEntertainment One Inks Multi-Year Deal with StoryBy EntertainmentLOS ANGELES June 21, 2017 Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) has entere...

21/07/2017

Entertainment One Announces New Broadcast Partner and Merchandise Plans for PJ Masks in Australia

BACKEntertainment One Announces New Broadcast Partner and Merchandise Plans for ...

21/07/2017

Entertainment One Announces New Partnerships and Momentum for Ben & Hollys Little Kingdom in the UK

BACKEntertainment One Announces New Partnerships and Momentum for Ben & Hollys L...