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The 2009 Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game on FOX HD

#1 Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) vs. #2 Florida Gators (12-1)

Live from Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FL

January 8, 2009

8pm ET

720p & DD5.1


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It's the game that will determine the national championship, with an anticipated matchup of two of the nation's top offenses; Oklahoma leading the nation in scoring offense, and Florida third.


The game features the battle of the 2008 Heisman winning quarterback Sam Bradford against the 2007 Heisman winner Tim Tebow. Much has been made about whether the Big 12 was better than the Southeastern Conference this season, so the game between conference champions will also account for conference bragging rights.


Please post all related comments here, include provider (OTA, Cable, DBS, FiOS, IPTV), and source (station call letters & city), thanks.
 

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"2009 BCS National Championship Game on FOX HD - Gaters vs. Sooners!"

Gaters?


Here's hoping Fox steps up the PQ to match their best games, and puts a crew out there that's actually glad to be putting the game on. Fox's coverage as a whole has been very lackluster this year after a full season of great work by their competition.


Looking forward to some great play by the teams involved at the very least. Go Sooners, since a win by them means Texas still has a shot at the championship
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Pregame from the LA studio and not on-site? I think we're officially in a depression now.
 

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Both Bands were on for no more then 1min.

It would be nice if they gave the bands just a little more air time, can't they get someone to sponsor the air time?
 

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Go Sooners! Beat the "Gaters"!


BTW, I watch OTA, and I hit info. It says STEREO for the audio. Is this because I watch my OTA through my Dish receiver? My receiver says DD
 

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fox.sports.com has a 6 camera webcast.

You mean foxsports.com?
 

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Fox Sports Stays Focused on 2D for BCS

Jan 7, 2009 - 10:06:28 AM


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By Ken Kerschbaumer


Thursday night's BCS Championship Game in Miami will make headlines as the first college championship to be delivered in 3D across the nation. For the team at Fox Sports, though, the focus will still be on the 2D side of things as it ensures that traditional TV viewers have a top-notch viewing experience.


We'll be consulting and providing content for the 3D production, says Jerry Steinberg, Fox Sports SVP, field operations, but our resources will be dedicated to the 2D production.


Fourteen Sony cameras will be used for the 2D broadcast, including a Cablecam and robocam in the tunnel to show the teams leaving and entering the locker-room areas.


BCS week is typically a fairly relaxed affair for Fox Sports, with two games broadcast from the same venue a week apart. That means the production team typically sets up and shoots for one game and then leaves it in place for the next game.


But this year, there was a wrinkle when the Miami Dolphins hosted a playoff game last Saturday. As a result, Fox Sports and Game Creek Video, provider of the production units, had to tear down following the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day so that CBS Sports could roll in and produce the playoff game two days later. Different facility needs for the NFL game versus a college game made it impossible for Fox to remain set up; for example, the Fox Sports compound is located on NFL player parking. As a result, Fox Sports had to rip everything out and then re-park and power up earlier this week.


It wasn't that big of a deal because, usually, everyone would just go home, sit, and wait for the next game, says Steinberg.


Game Creek Video's Yankee Clipper production unit is handling the 2D coverage. The unit features a Grass Valley Group HD Kalypso Video Production Center with 90 inputs and 48 outputs (and 3 M/E), a 128x128 Pesa HD Video with 64 downconverting outputs, 12 Sony HDC 1500 multiformat cameras, six EVS units, and a Calrec Alpha audio board.


BCS coverage has been feeling the current global financial pinch. Instead of moving to the stadium to be set up in a corner of the stadium, for instance, the Fox BCS studio show will remain in Los Angeles.


That allows us to focus on the game, and it makes setup a lot less complicated, says Steinberg. During rough financial times, we cut the fat but don't affect the on-air product of the games.


The cutbacks, he says, may leave the production crew without a net, such as extra cameras to get the right shot, but the production team is up for the challenge: The director and producer will need to work a little harder in terms of iso shots.
 

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Odd to watch from a sofa. But I like it.

Years ago I ran the timeclock for a college team and it took me forever afterward to watch anything but the zebra's during a game... be brave W
 

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Ron Cherry is officiating this game? Ugh anyone who knows anything about the ACC knows this might be the worst crew in the country. They held up a Wake Forest game for nearly a half hour trying to figure out how much time was on the clock (the game had just started).
 
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