Here are Grabyo’s favorite content production ideas from around the sports and broadcast industry over the past weeks.
It continues to be a difficult time for many organizations. However, several teams and leagues are adapting content plans to figure out the safest and most effective ways to stay updated with fans while also making strides to progress towards normalcy.
ESPN Broadcasting MLS Return
While the MLS season has returned without fans, ESPN has been experimenting with how to navigate its broadcasts. Unlike prior iterations, ESPN is switching gears and focusing on collecting an extensive amount of audio. With more than 30 microphones across three fields, wireless cameras, and remote-controlled transmitters, fans can hear interactions between players, teams, and officials on the field. Giving fans more access than they have ever had before and they are loving it.
Blue Jays Likely to Play in the U.S.
As the baseball season starts up again, the Blue Jays won’t be returning to the Rogers Centre as the franchise will play its remaining home fixtures on the other side of the border. To stay in touch with its Canadian fan base, The Jays have been posting old highlights and plays on Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter.
Largest Videoboard in Sports
Despite the fact that many aspects of sports have been delayed, the SoFi Stadium has finally completed the installation of a videoboard that extends beyond the size of the actual playing field. The videoboard exceeds the visual and audio capabilities like no other display ever has and will set a new precedent for in-stadium experiences.
Mahomes’ Half Billion Dollar Contract
Patrick Mahomes has signed the largest contract in professional American sport. Mahomes thanked the Chiefs Kingdom for its support after signing the 10 year contract, with incentives that could make the contract worth as much as $503m with the Kansas City Chiefs. Fans flocked to the video announcement on Twitter with over 4.3m views and 40K people talking about it.
Here to stay. . .! ⏰⏰ pic.twitter.com/mfwMga3Kl0— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 6, 2020
Hamilton on Disney+
Disney was hoping that delivering Hamilton on the platform would boost it’s revenue, and the numbers have shown that it’s worked. The movie premiered on the streaming service on July 3rd and during that weekend, the Disney Plus app was downloaded 752,451 times globally. This number reflected that the downloads were 74% higher than the average downloads of any other weekend in June.
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