August 27, 2014

Two Chicago stations go bold italic for Little League rally graphics

During the live coverage of the U.S. Little League champion’s rally in Chicago, we noticed that competitors WMAQ-TV, the NBC O&O and WLS-TV, the ABC O&O, were using a very similar type treatment in their graphics. As shown in both images, both station were using Helvetica (or something similar) in bold italic with a metallic […]

August 18, 2014

SEC Network marches to fight songs from Warner/Chappell

Warner/Chappell Production Music helped launch the SEC Network with new fight songs for each of the networks schools. The songs feature each university’s signature fight song. “What an honor is was to work on such iconic fight songs for the launch of the SEC Network. We worked diligently to capture the essence of each song and […]

August 13, 2014

SEC Network animations highlight history, traditions

The SEC Network will launch with a unique graphics package that reflects “solidarity of the conference and all 21-SEC sponsored sports.” Mark Groeschner, creative director at ESPN Creative Services, spoke with ESPN Front Row about the process of creating the look, “If we did our job right, every animation will house a handful of ‘easter […]

August 13, 2014

SEC Network launches with flashy, curvy studio

This week, ESPN flips the switch on the newest sports network in America. The SEC Network will cover the 14 schools of the SEC 24/7, beginning Thursday. The network is part of a 20 year agreement the SEC struck with ESPN that gives the network access to 45 SEC football games, more than 100 men’s […]

July 31, 2014

Sky Sports News HQ preparing for launch

August is shaping up to be a busy month for sports broadcasters around the world. Along with new sets for “Sunday Night Football” and ESPN’s football coverage, Sky Sports News is rebranding and relaunching with a technology-stocked home. “Almost double the size of the previous Sky Sports News studio, the new space means viewers will […]

July 29, 2014

See ‘SportsCenter’ through the years

From a humble start in 1979 to a massive new studio, see how “SportsCenter” has evolved over the past 35 years in this ESPN gallery.

July 21, 2014

Pac-12 streamlines production with Vizrt automation

Pac-12 Networks will use Viz Mosart every day for producing sports highlights and halftime shows throughout the school year. Looking to increase its ability to create and distribute fast turnaround highlights for its studio shows and live sports productions, Pac-12 Networks is fully automating its two production control rooms by installing two new Viz Mosart […]

July 9, 2014

Look inside BBC’s World Cup studio

Here’s a quick picture from inside BBC‘s World Cup studio in Brazil. Similar to their other sports coverage, the set is minimal, focusing on the view. Via WoodwardTel

July 9, 2014

AKA creates vibrant patchwork for CBC World Cup coverage

The World Cup is well underway in Brazil, and some 5,000 miles away the CBC is bringing fans coverage from its technology-driven studio in Toronto. Upcycling was a key strategy behind AKA Creative Group’s design for the set. “We had several existing pieces from old sets that we knew were of value and wanted to […]

July 3, 2014

Troika continues ESPN ‘SportsCenter’ partnership with rebrand

Troika partnered with ESPN “SportsCenter” to develop an innovative brand identity, driven by “The Center of Sports” brand concept that conceptually and visually unites all aspects of the presentation from set integration to insert package and across all signature show package elements. The extensive brand identity toolkits Troika created and delivered provided the conceptual foundation […]