How We Spent Our Summer Vacation

Oct 6, 2017

We’re taking a quick breather to re-cap some of our recent summer projects.

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We’re taking a quick breather to re-cap some of our recent summer projects. Here’s a look back at what Broadcast Management Group has been up to this summer:

IMDb Live After the Emmy’s

This past September, we teamed up with IMDb to help produce a live post-show special following the 69th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. BMG provided full technical execution, staffing and live production services for the 60-minute special, which included coverage at the Winner’s Walk, red carpet, and Governor’s Ball. IMDb LIVE After the Emmys streamed live on Twitter, Twitch, Facebook and YouTube.

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The IMDb Studio at Visa Infinite Lounge

In early September, we stamped our passport and headed up north for the Toronto International Film Festival. BMG partnered with IMDb to produce 3 days of multi-camera interviews from the IMDb Studio at the Visa Infinite Lounge. The interview set and command center was built on the 43rd floor of a luxury hotel in downtown Toronto where we shot 16 interviews over 3 days. All interview footage was transferred to IMDb’s editors in Los Angeles where they were cut and posted on the IMDb site.

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Impractically Speaking Live at San Diego Comic-Con

In July, BMG was on-location at San Diego Comic-Con working with the truTV team on a live webcast at Petco Park. The 30-minute live stream, Impractically Speaking Live at SDCC, featured a Q&A with truTV’s Impractical Jokers. The program was shot with 4 cameras and streamed live to the Impractical Jokers Facebook page.

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IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con Live

The summer re-cap continues with IMDb. For the 2nd summer in a row, BMG worked with IMDb on the #IMDboat at the San Diego pier during Comic-Con. BMG was contracted to help produce a 90-minute live webcast – IMDb at San Diego Comic-Con Live – hosted by Kevin Smith. BMG provided full production services for the live show, including technical management, production staffing, and on-site encoding and captioning. The program was streamed live to both Twitch and Twitter directly from the yacht.

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  • Andrew Ryback Reply
    2018-03-07 21:55:41

    We're glad you found this to be useful, Margaux. Let us know if there's anything we can help with.

  • Margaux Ford Reply
    2018-03-07 05:57:06

    I appreciate the tips on hiring a production staffing company to have more time to focus on the creative aspects of the project. Hiring a production crew is a tedious task, and can take up much of your time. We're currently working on a huge production, and I'll share this article with my boss so he'll consider on delegating the recruitment to a staffing company. I like that you mentioned that staffing company can ensure to have the right team onboard for the project. Thanks!

  • Robert McWilliams Reply
    2017-10-31 19:05:18

    Todd:I have an ad agency in addition to our production company. We put one of our clients on OTT two months ago up in Nevada. Seems to be working!Thanks again for the work earlier this month.Rob

  • Nicole Rohde Reply
    2017-05-27 22:28:45

    Hey Andrew, Any word as to whether or not the Jokers will be back for Comic Con this year? Please let me know. Thanks!!!

  • Aaron Estabrook Reply
    2017-02-23 16:26:57

    I'll be tuning in for sure!

  • David Patton Reply
    2015-01-16 13:16:02

    Interesting blog post Andrew. For those who are nearly ready to cut the cord, but still want access to key channels such as ESPN, I'd recommend checking out Dish Network's new service, Sling TV. It provides access to a handful of channels for $20/month.https://gigaom.com/2015/01/15/sling-tv-details-price-devices-networks-resolution-bandwidth/

  • Andrew Ryback Reply
    2015-01-13 14:44:19

    Go for it! I'll admit that I was a little apprehensive about pulling the plug at first, but honestly, the transition away from DirecTV has been seamless. The only missing link is live sports, but there are a few work arounds depending on what sports you watch. Good luck!

  • Gregory Hart Reply
    2015-01-13 06:35:00

    While I am part of the 55 year old demographic that still has TV boxes and does TV viewing, I do my viewing using DVRs and networked PCs playing video files from an in-home server. I too have noticed that I view a handful of shows on a regular basis and have found various other sources for these shows. And now it has gotten to the point to where I am seriously considering ending my very long relationship with DirecTV and going streaming. Working in the TV industry also helped to open eyes to this as well. This transition from "old" TV is coming and the networks (Les Moonves, I am looking at you!) had better plan for it.

  • Gary Reply
    2013-08-08 09:44:39

    You've left out a HUGE part of this story by not mentioning Howard Stern's effect on the Sharknado buzz! #siris-ly

  • Marybeth Harrison Reply
    2013-08-07 14:46:29

    I can almost hear the theme song from Jaws as I read your post!