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Today Marks the Birth of Instant Replay

Friday, December 7, 2007 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 9:34 AM, under , ,

Athens, GA (Dec 7, 2007) - Today marks the birth of instant replay in TV Sports. During the Army-Navy game on Dec 7, 1963, CBS Sports director Tony Verna stunned the world with the first use of the tool in a sports broadcast.

Film Image of the first instant replay.
Photograph Courtesy of Tony Verna.


Tony Verna, left, with the "Instant Replay Crew".
Photograph Courtesy of Tony Verna.

You can learn more about Tony Verna and the birth of instant replay at his web site. Be sure to check out his archives of photos documenting the early days of televised sports.

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