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July 22, 2020 3:10 pm  #1


Raptor Broadcasters Admit It Will Be "Weird" Calling Games Remotely

The Toronto Raptors broadcast crew won't just be behind the scenes this delayed season - they'll also be behind the screens. Like their baseball counterparts, none of them will actually be in the so-called "Florida bubble" when the contests tip off on Friday and will be calling every game from Toronto off a monitor. 

From TSN:

"It’s a challenge that all 22 teams participating in the restart, and their broadcast crews, will have to contend with. In an effort to limit the amount of people on site, only the NBA’s two U.S. national broadcast partners – ESPN and TNT – were granted access into the bubble. Each local television and radio broadcast will be produced remotely, working off of a clean video feed provided to them by the league.

"That means each network will be responsible for adding its own graphics, transitions and promos. It also means their on-air talent will have to call the action from a screen, in Toronto’s case, more than 2,000 kilometres away." 

Raptors broadcasters ready to do their jobs remotely

 

July 22, 2020 3:56 pm  #2


Re: Raptor Broadcasters Admit It Will Be "Weird" Calling Games Remotely

I wonder if they made the local broadcasters pay for that clean feed? Otherwise, they will sure love the cost savings from not having to produce their own broadcast!