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NBC Sports' Super Bowl XLIII Coverage By The Numbers

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 , Posted by Christopher Byrne at 12:06 PM, under , , , , ,

Athens, GA (Jan 27, 2009) - Forget unusual betting combinations for this Sunday's Super Bowl XLIIItm Matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Forget the fact that the Associated Press is reporting on the XLIII, I mean 43, strip clubs in the immediate surrounding area of Raymond James Stadium.

For NBC Sports, these are the numbers that they are dealing with as they prepare to produce Sunday's coverage:



450
More than 450 people will be part of the NBC production,
technical, administrative and support crews

93
Microphones (including 12 on-field parabolic microphones)

52
High Definition Cameras (2 SD Cameras for Game Clock and Play Clock)

50
Miles of Camera and Microphone cable

45
Vehicles (control trucks, mobile units, office trailers, Horse Trailer)

24
Digital Video Replay Sources

22
Hard Cameras (including 2 Super Slo-Mo’s and three “X-Mo’s)

20
Hand-held Cameras (including two SteadyCams)

10
NEP Supershooter Trailers in the TV Compound

8
Digital Post-Production Facility (5 Avid Suites, 3 Final Cut Pro Suites)

5
Robotic Cameras (including two fixed on the Field Goal posts)

2
RF Hand-held cameras

1
“Cable-Cam” camera suspended above the playing field

1
Hard Camera for scenic views of Tampa Bay

Source: NBC Sports

The numbers that stick out? One horse trailer, and the fact that they will be doing post-production work using BOTH AVID and Final Cut Pro. Did we mention the horse trailer???

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NBC Sports Super Bowl XLIIItm Site

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