March 18, 2015

Q&A: ESPN debuts wraps set from James Yates

ESPN debuted a flexible set in Studio F this month, the first time the studio has seen use since flagship “SportsCenter” left it last summer for the newly built Digital Center 2. The design, by James Yates Production Design, features multiple presentation areas and is stocked with technology. A gallery of the set design is on SetStudio. […]

March 9, 2015

ESPN debuts new Studio F in former home of ‘SportsCenter’

The former home of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” Studio F in Digital Center 1, has a new set design that will serve multiple sports properties. The studio will primarily serve as a “wrap” studio, where content is produced for airing before, during and after events in which highlights and analysis are provided. “The new Studio F was designed […]

February 10, 2015

NBC Sports teases Rio Olympics, previews logo

The 2016 Olympic games are less than 550 days away, so NBC is already in the midst of prepping for the first South American games. This first promo has appeared on the NBC Sports website and serves as an early tease for NBC’s comprehensive coverage. Using a slick compilation of past Olympic footage, a local […]

February 2, 2015

Super Bowl set boasts large NBC peacock

For its coverage of Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Ariz., NBC Sports created a warm yet modern temporary set that was quite in your face about what network the coverage was on. The main element of the set was the anchor desk — which featured a large, white backlit NBC peacock inset into a dark wood […]

January 28, 2015

Broadcasters prepare for Super Bowl with RCS gear

Reality Check Systems has deployed 24 of its mobile hardware/software solutions to networks such as DirecTV, ESPN and NFL Network in anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX. This is the ninth year RCR has supported graphics for the game, with this years technology including 18 Bullets, one Twitter Bullet, a custom touchscreen and four tailored systems […]

January 22, 2015

‘Deflategate’ press conference background features ironic hashtag

During a press conference today addressing the so-called “Deflategate” controversy, New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick appeared in front of reporters with a rather ironic hashtag on the step and repeat-style background behind him. The backdrop featured the Gillette logo with the hashtag “#Flexball” beneath it. The Patriots play their home games in the Gillette Stadium and […]

January 5, 2015

ESPN pays tribute to Stuart Scott with darkened studio, empty anchor chair

After airing a moving tribute package to anchor Stuart Scott, who died from cancer Sunday, ESPN left viewers with what was perhaps the most poignant, simple way to say goodbye — an empty anchor chair in a darkened “SportsCenter” studio. The longtime anchor at the sports cable network, who had sat on at least four […]

December 18, 2014

Chicago sportscaster apologizes for ‘cut your wrists’ OTS

Chicago sports anchor Mark Giangreco, during a analysis piece on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, appeared next to a graphic reading “Cut him or cut your wrists.” Viewers of WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in the third largest market, didn’t take kindly to the thinly veiled reference to suicide and flooded the station with complaints. “My […]

December 9, 2014

NBC honored for Sochi Olympics broadcast

NBC Sports Group took home five Olympic Golden Rings awards for its broadcast of the 2014 Sochi games. The biannual awards honor broadcasters for outstanding coverage. Other award winners include BBC, CCTV, Ten and CBC. NBC’s awards included gold for Best Olympics Program, which honored the networks 18 day multichannel broadcast. Other awards received by NBC: […]

November 18, 2014

MSG network adds studio

MSG debuted Studio B in October to better position the regional network for increased programming and to give it a true home. The 1400 square foot set was designed by James Yates Production Design and built by Creative Dimensions and features large brandable areas and flexible layouts. Studio B is located across the hall from Studio […]