New York – FOX Sports offers viewers an unprecedented all-access pass to the St. John’s at Seton Hall women’s basketball game Friday, Dec. 30, (7:00 PM ET), as both head coaches wear live microphones during a commercial-free presentation on FS2. This first-of-its-kind telecast allows viewers to hear what the coaches say live on the sidelines, in the huddles and in the locker rooms.
“We are excited to televise this game in a way that’s never been done before,” said FOX Sports President, Production & Executive Producer John Entz. “We are incredibly grateful to BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman and to Coach Tartamella and Coach Bozzella for allowing us the opportunity to try something new. We look forward to a successful debut and to expanding this initiative to more games in the future.”
Lisa Byington and LaChina Robinson call the game courtside with live audio from St. John’s head coach Joe Tartamella and Seton Hall head coach Anthony Bozzella. FS2 is also inside the team huddles live during timeouts and between quarters, going to break just twice, at the start and conclusion of halftime, to allow crews to be in place in the team locker rooms to listen in live to both coaches’ speeches.
In addition to the game telecast, FOX Sports GO offers two additional live streams with cameras dedicated to each of the head coaches and with live audio for the duration of the game. The two additional streams, as well as the live stream of the game telecast can be accessed via the FOX Sports GO mobile app or on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com. FOX Sports GO is also available on several connected devices including Apple TV, Roku, Xbox One and Chromecast.
“We are excited to collaborate with our television partner, FOX Sports, in this innovative and first-of-its-kind broadcasting initiative,” said Tracy Ellis-Ward, BIG EAST Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball. “This will be a great opportunity to highlight the unique personalities of two of our top women’s basketball coaches and offer viewers an inside look at one of the oldest and most competitive rivalries in the BIG EAST.”
The St. John’s-Seton Hall telecast is the latest in FOX Sports’ ongoing technical innovation effort, which is a leading part of the FOX Sports Lab initiative, a collaborative approach to developing technical partnerships that offer fresh perspectives to viewers.
FOX Sports televises some of the best college basketball in the country once again this season, featuring BIG EAST men’s and women’s, Pac-12 men’s and Big 12 women’s games, as well as several early season tournaments. College basketball games on the FOX broadcast network, FS1, FS2, FOX Sports Regional Networks and FOX College Sports are also available via the FOX Sports GO app and online at FOXSportsGO.com.
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