It’s a three-way street to making a successful sports broadcast. It comes from the technical and production side as well as the on-air talent portion.
Technically all of the right wired connections for the broadcast are made, with the right recording switches needing to be turned on. The equipment needs to be working for both production and on-air (headsets, wireless mics, field and ice level mics, and the broadcast board itself), all the while making sure the levels are in the correct position so the audio doesn’t sound stifled or over modulate coming over the air.
From the production stand point, the producers must be ready to switch the broadcast on and off for when the talent is ready for the play-by-play portion of the broadcast or to switch it to commercial when it is time for halftime and intermissions. A good production team has to be ready to get the talent back on the air live, when they ask. Then go back to the production room people at the right time, when the highlights and stats are ready during breaks from the action.
From the on-air prospective the talent must know the players of the game, stats, and when it comes to sports, an expertise of the sport being played. You have to be prepared, as you cannot fake sports knowledge when the game is coming at you fast. Talent must be ready for when production gives out the queue to go live and be able to fill in down time during the game with stories, stats, and analysis.
A lot of work goes into making a sports broadcast go well and at any point even the smallest blemish can throw the whole thing off. There is a lot of moving pieces that go into making any broadcast.
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