A weekend photo of the new-age Fox Sports team that now delivers the summer of cricket into lounge rooms across the country reveals the size of them. All 109 of them, reports News Corp’s Phil Rothfield.
This summer Fox Sports has 40 cameras positioned at each Test venue to produce the cricket in 4K quality to deliver the sport to subscribers of Fox Sports and the new streaming service Kayo Sports.
“It’s massive,” Fox Sports head of television Steve Crawley told Rothfield.
“For a director to sit there for seven hours and have 40 camera angles to choose from.
“What has changed is the innovation, more so than the size of the staff. Our producer Brad McNamara captained NSW. He links in all the innovation.
“Our advantage is that when our opposition (Channel 7) go for an ad break between overs, we’re working our magic with all the innovation and detail. For the younger audience it’s very important we stay on the pace.”
This coverage is much bigger than the household names who front it.
The make-up artists, wardrobe, technicians, producers and directors are as vital as Warnie, Gilly, Mark Waugh, Mike Hussey, Kerry O’Keefe, Isha Guha and Michael Vaughan, who Crawley describes as the contemporary Tony Greig.
Photo: The Sunday Telegraph. Who’s who – 36 broadcast technicians, 21 cameramen, 11 commentators, 10 audio technicians, 10 producers, 9 replay technicians, 5 directors, 5 hair, make-up and wardrobe, 1 PR manager and 1 social media manager.