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The Big West Conference

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships


Live Production     |     Sports Packaging
Client The Big West Conference
Location Las Vegas, NV
Venue Dollar Loan Center
Year 2021

Services Provided


As part of BMG’s contract to provide coverage of the 2021-2022 Big West Championships, our live production team produced both the Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Championships. All games took place at the Dollar Loan Center in Las Vegas, NV, which opened just a few weeks before the event. The Big West CBB Championships were the inaugural event at the new arena.

Deliverables
  • Technical management and execution of the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships
  • Live game coverage with five game cameras
  • Technical staffing and management
  • On-site play-by-by, analyst, and sideline reporter
  • REMI workflow integration
Project Overview

Our sports packaging team utilized a REMI workflow to execute all championship coverage, deploying our REMI-1 mobile unit to the Dollar Loan Center. BMG covered all games with 4 Grass Valley LDX-86 cameras and 2 POVs, including a camera complement of one game camera, one tight camera, one handheld, and one slash. Our engineering team set up the two POV cameras as slam cams behind each backboard. Then, using IP transmission, our on-site engineers sent the audio and video feeds to BMG’s REMI Broadcast Hub in Las Vegas, where the program was switched, mixed, and distributed to ESPN.

Talent on-location included play-by-play, analyst, and a sideline reporter. Working from our broadcast operations center in Las Vegas were the Producer, Director, TD, A1, Replay, and EIC. On-site at the Dollar Loan Center was BMG’s Tech Manager and EIC, along with the Video Engineer, Camera Operators, A2, Utilities, TOC, and Stats. By leveraging our proprietary centralized technology and decentralized staffing approach to REMI, several positions contributed to the games remotely. Remote positions included the Producer (for the men’s games), AP/Graphics Operator, Scorebug Operator, and TX/Comms. Geographically, we had a crew working in Nevada, New York, Oklahoma, Arizona, Illinois, and Washington, DC.

BMG covered the women’s first round, semifinals, quarter-finals, championship games, and the men’s semifinals. In totality, our sports packaging team produced 16 games over five days.