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By Jason Dachman, Chief Editor
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 11: 28 am
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The Peacock is back out in the geographic area this weekend: NBC Sports Network will touch its second outside NHL hockey game in as many term. The NHL Stadium Series will present the Colorado Avalanche against the L. A. Kings at united states of america Air Force Academy's Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, CO, on friday night, and NBC is once again ready to give hockey fan's a unique perspective on the temperature change.
"The NHL Stadium Series continues the ethos of the Winter Classic, bringing hockey back to its outdoor roots and celebrating this sport in a way that makes the game a true event that goes beyond the rink, " says James Stuart, producer, methods, NBC Sports Group. "Local markets always embrace this opportunity, whether it's the Winter Classic or the Stadium Series. We wouldn't have the Stadium Series without the success of the Winter Classic, but these Stadium Series games extend the spirit of the Winter Classic and are fantastic for both fans in the stadiums and fans at home, as they get to see a true spectacle and celebrate the sport. "
NBC has extended a crew of roughly 100 along with NEP's ND6 and ST28 devices ( as well as BSI's RF articulated lorry ) to attend the NBC Sports spin-off. NBC has also billeted a pair of satellite handbrake turns to Falcon Stadium ( one C - band and one Ku - band ) as the primary election transmission mechanism.
"Connectivity was the big issue as there is no fiber [ at the stadium ] , " says Stuart. "That's the reason we have the two sat trucks to get our signal out. "
This is not very the first past times NBC Sports' NHL surgical process team has came over an active military base, work the 2018 Stadium Series venison at the U. S. Naval Academy. Although a vigorous military venue like the country Air Force Academy does have authoritarian protocols for hauling and security, the college is well - informed the needs of a springy production, host college football games several modern world a year.
"Everyone knows the drill here, " says Stuart. "Just a few extra layers for NBC as we are not used to working here. "
Since the game is occurring on an active core, the NBC co team did not await to have an overhead view, a keystone in Winter Classic and Stadium Series sum. However, they were thrilled when they were able to reinforce the Air Force Academy to organize for an airplane camera.
"We were not expecting to receive permission to have an airplane overhead shooting scenics since this is an active military base, " says Stuart. "Good partnership with the USAFA is making this happen. "
The changeless - wing aeriform will be one of 35 cameras billeted at Falcon Stadium, as well as two RFs ( a Steadicam and a hand-held ) , a cringe, and eight far - speed cameras ( threesome robos, trio handhelds, and two prevent ) .
NBC Sports also is producing its demonstrate — with 5 players on each group, presidencies, and two umpires miked up — it's slated to introduction in early progress NBCSN.
in its present condition the case with all outside NHL events, NBC will set the venue itself and front center, using aerial shots and unscheduled studio to give visitors a sense of the office's aura.
"We have a smaller studio footprint as we are taking advantage of the location, " Stuart currency. "We will have Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp on the field for the open and both intermissions, which will provide a great sense of place and atmosphere. "