Tested at Daytona 500, New ‘Body Cam’ Digiboom and Lights-Out Lighting Package Part of Tech Collection
LOS ANGELES – When FOX Sports presents its first-ever Pay-Per-View for the Premier Boxing Champions title fight Saturday night, including delivering a full on-site studio show, the production power will be in a weight class all its own.
The main event, live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, matches unbeaten IBF welterweight world champion Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KOs), defending his title against four-division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs).
“We have a history of super-sizing ‘firsts’ at FOX Sports, and our initial Pay-Per-View effort with the PBC will live up to that reputation … and then some,” said Michael Davies, FOX Sports SVP, Field and Technical Operations. “With a fight of this magnitude, in a venue of this scale and status, we will be holding nothing back.
“Our FOX Sports team has a lot of experience coming to this amazing facility, covering Cowboys football,” Davies added. “We are excited to deliver the big-event feel this audience expects.”
With seven Super Motion cameras, SkyCam in the venue and three-axis DynamiCam mini-cable camera flying over the ring, the FOX Sports 22-camera arsenal also features a pair of live digital-cinema units for capturing epic, explosive imagery.
In order to capture the magnitude of an enormous prizefight, ensuring 24’ x 24’ ring doesn’t get lost in the massive stadium, FOX Sports and the PBC are constructing a major lighting package to be used for the show and for the main-event walkouts.
The show features four fights and runs from 9:00 PM ET – 1:00 AM ET on Saturday night. The action gets started at 8:00 PM ET, with preliminary bouts on FS1.
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The fight is part of the recently announced four-year deal with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and FOX Sports, bringing boxing back to broadcast television. The FOX Sports – PBC deal includes 10 Fight Nights on FOX, 12 on FS1 and four Pay-Per-Views a year, as well as additional shoulder programming including PBC COUNTDOWN, PBC FACE-TO-FACE, WEIGH-IN, PREFIGHT and POSTFIGHT SHOWS.
FOX SPORTS TALE OF THE TAPE
Production tech highlights, including seven Super Motion cameras:
- 6 6x Super Slo-Mo Cameras
- 1 12x Super Slo-Mo moving tower cam on the neutral corner
- 2 live digital cinema units
- 1 SkyCam in the venue
- 1 DynamiCam flying over the ring
- 1 Digiboom mobile stabilized jib
- 2 Streaming robotic corner cameras
- FOX Sports’ Emmy Award-winning audio package
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, including FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.