FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – On Tuesday, March 26, 2013 FOX’s Sun Sports will premiere “Inside the Lightning: One Game, One Telecast,” upon the conclusion of the Lightning vs. Buffalo Sabres game.
On game night, thousands of fans gather around their television screens to watch their Tampa Bay Lightning compete. The experience comes almost as close as being there in person. But how does a Lightning home game get from the ice to your television screen? On Tuesday night, fans get a behind-the-scenes look at how a team of skilled professionals works together to bring the Bolts to your screen.
Hosted by Paul Kennedy, “Inside the Lightning” will feature the hours of preparation that go into generating a live telecast. The episode will begin with the production truck serving as the main control hub of the live broadcast, continue through to the morning skate where the producers and on-air talent get sound and information from the players and coaches, then feature the early stages of preparation for the pre-game show and game before ending with the bulk of the crew arriving and beginning to set up for the game. The setup includes unloading and assembling some 15 cameras, including the FOX Sports Proprietary XMO Cam (slo-motion replay) and a robo camera that sits on the glass above the ice. The audio puts out 10 microphones on the glass over the ice and sets up the broadcast booth for the on-air talent.
Fans will get a chance to follow the utilities as they move through the Tampa Bay Times Forum, starting in section 120 for pregame and ending in the VIP Club for postgame. The episode will end with a game recap of Tuesday night’s game in the postgame show.
See all of this and more on “Inside the Lightning: One Game, One Telecast” and be sure to follow @SunSportsBolts on Twitter and visit FOXSportsFlorida.com for channel listings and exclusive Tampa Bay Lightning Coverage.