NBC Sports bringing 106 cameras, 2 SkyCams to Super Bowl LII

This weekend marks one week until Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year’s game, on NBC, will utilize 106 cameras — including 7 in UHD 4k — along with 14 mobile production units and over 500 employees on-site.

NBC Sports will also produce six hours of pre-game with many NBCSN and NBCUniversal shows broadcasting live from U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened this season for the Minnesota Vikings, and the surrounding community.

Here’s the game, by the numbers, courtesy of NBC.

1 – ND1 – NBC Sports’ state-of-the-art, remote production unit designed and built by NEP. The Emmy Award-winning Sunday Night Football production team, led by Fred Gaudelli (executive producer) and Drew Esocoff (director), will use ND1 to produce Super Bowl LII

2 – SkyCams NBC will use to cover the game (including “High Sky”), marking the first-time any network has featured dual SkyCams for Super Bowl coverage

3 – Number of Super Bowls streamed on NBC Sports Digital, powered by Playmaker Media. The most by any U.S. broadcaster partner.

5 – 60-second advertising spots NBC will showcase throughout Super Bowl Sunday, including one at halftime, to promote the PyeongChang Olympics

7 – Number of 4K UHD cameras being used to cover the game


10 – Hours of unauthenticated streaming coverage available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app throughout Super Bowl Sunday

10 +  NBCUniversal shows onsite or reporting from Minneapolis

14 – Mobile units

19 – Super Bowls NBC has broadcast (including LII)

32 – Years Al Michaels has been the voice of the premier primetime NFL package

50 – Miles of camera and microphone cable

60 – Combined Sports Emmy Awards for Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya, executive producer Fred Gaudelli, and director Drew Esocoff

100 + Hours of coverage from NBC Sports Boston and NBC Sports Philadelphia on the Patriots and Eagles, respectively, during Super Bowl week

106 – Cameras used for Super Bowl (76 – including 20 pylon cameras) and pre-game (30) coverage

130 – Microphones

500 + NBC Sports Group employees on site in Minneapolis

700 – Hotel rooms used by NBC over a two-week period in the Twin Cities


1500 – Meals served to crew members on gameday

264,000 – Feet of camera and microphone cable

$5 million + Cost of a 30-second advertisement during Super Bowl LII

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