04.06.2007 08:00 AM
NFL reverses restriction on local TV sideline cameras

The NFL last week moved to broaden access to game coverage by local TV stations.

During league meetings, team owners agreed to change a 2006 rule banning local station video cameras from the sidelines during games. The new rules will allow up to 10 video crews, five from the local market of each competing team, to cover games from the field.

Participating stations will be expected to provide pool coverage; working out the details will be left to teams and the local stations that cover them.

The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), which objected to restrictions imposed on sideline cameras from local stations, applauded the league's reversal. During the 2006 season, teams permitted local stations to put one pool crew per team at each game. Throughout the past year, RTNDA has worked with local stations to reverse the ban.



Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB


 
Featured Articles
News Technology
News Technology
Discover TV Technology