Hungry for information about their team’s landmark first-round draft pick and the many subsequent surprises the 2016 draft would hold, thousands of Eagles fans turned to their most reliable source for in-depth insider information about the midnight green and black: PhiladelphiaEagles.com. As part of their “Eagles Draft Central” coverage, the team’s internal video production department—Eagles Network—undertook a massive effort to satisfy their fans’ demand for information. Coverage extended well beyond the Philadelphia media market.
By the time the three-day draft event was completed, “Eagles Draft Central” had provided nearly 12 hours of live coverage originating from several locations: from two different studios inside the team’s headquarters at the NovaCare Complex; from Lincoln Financial Field, the stadium site a mile away; from the site of the draft in Chicago, the historic Auditorium Theater at Roosevelt University; and from other remote locations via Skype. At the heart of this massive production effort were the Eagles’ two NewTek TriCaster 8000s, one of which was running the latest TriCaster Advanced Edition software incorporating NewTek’s NDI (Network Device Interface) technology.
Now that the team’s production facility is equipped with TriCaster Advanced Edition software supporting NewTek’s NDI technology, next year’s draft coverage promises to be even more ambitious.