The Big West contracted Broadcast Management Group’s sports packaging division to provide technical execution and creative support for their fall and spring championships. Working closely with the Big West, BMG mapped out a technical and creative strategy for each of their nine championships.
The Big West engaged our sports packaging division to provide coverage of 9 championship events for the 2021-2022 season, including men’s and women’s cross country, soccer, basketball, golf, volleyball, tennis, and track and field. Championships began in the Fall of 2021 and ran until the late Spring of 2022.
BMG was responsible for providing live coverage of the soccer, basketball, and volleyball championships. The remaining events – cross country, golf, track and field, and tennis – were shot with ENG cameras and packaged as highlight shows. All content aired live on ESPN+.
BMG utilized its REMI workflow model for all live championships, including our broadcast operations center in Las Vegas and REMI mobile units. Our production management team coordinated directly with each school or venue to confirm and finalize all technical requirements and logistics. We also worked closely with the Big West to determine how to cover each event. For example, the tennis, volleyball, and track and field championships consisted of simultaneous events or matches. These overlapping events required careful coordination among the conference and game producer to ensure all events were adequately covered and that BMG gave equal coverage to all member universities and athletes.
Cross country, golf, track and field, and tennis were all produced as highlight shows. BMG captured these championships with 3 to 4 ENG cameras. On-site media managers then handed off footage from each camera to an editor who, working closely with our producers, would edit together recap packages highlighting the key moments and big winners of each event. Once all highlights were complete, BMG
captured a studio show with play-by-play and an analyst who provided commentary and context on the championship. All highlight shows we shot using virtual set technology on a Big West branded set designed by BMG’s in-house creative team.