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The Big West

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships


Live Production     |     Sports Packaging
Client The Big West
Location Davis, CA
Venue Wildhorse Golf Course
Year 2021

Services Provided


As part of BMG’s contract to provide coverage of the 2021-2022 Big West Championships, our sports packaging division produced a 30-minute highlight show of the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country championships in Davis, CA.

BMG deployed 3 ENG crews to cover the event. Working with our producer and on-site Field Producer, our team mapped out key points on the course and identified key athletes to follow. Our ENG teams would jump from location to location throughout the race so that we could seamlessly follow the race from start to finish. Post-event, we captured interviews with winning athletes and coaches as well as beauty shots of the course to help set the scene.

Deliverables
  • ENG coverage of the Big West Cross Country championships
  • Turnkey production of a 30-minute highlight show
  • Technical facilities
  • Virtual set design and integration
  • Post-production and graphic design
  • Production staffing, including technical and creative teams
  • Live playout to ESPN+
Project Overview

All field content was handed off to a media manager who organized and uploaded all footage to the cloud. From there, our producing and editing teams were able to review footage, log clips, and ID key moments from each race. The race content was then edited into several highlight packages that were integrated into a recap show.

Once all highlight packages were completed, BMG scheduled a studio taping session which incorporated virtual set technology and a Big West-branded virtual set designed by our in-house creative team. A play-by-play and analyst were brough into the virtual environment remotely via Talkshow. Talent remotely hosted the program and added color to the highlight packages that were assembled prior to the taping.

Once the studio taping was completed, our editing team assembled the final show, inserted commercial breaks, and trimmed it to time. The final program was then played out live on ESPN+.