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Junior League World Series Baseball Tournament

Sports Packaging
Client ESPN
Location Taylor, Michigan
Venue Heritage Park
Year 2022

Services Provided

Broadcast Management Group (BMG) was contracted by ESPN to produce the Junior League Baseball World Series which consisted of 21 games over 8 days.

The planning for an 8-day tournament was extensive, both from a technical and content standpoint, delivering on ESPN2 and ESPN+ for a worldwide audience. In coordination with the network and Little League partners, and led by Executive Producer Graham Taylor, the BMG team created a run-of-show plan, including sales and promotional element, and integrated an announce team consisting of both on-site and live-from-home talent.

  • Provide turn-key production packaging of 21 Junior League World Series Baseball Games
  • Crew above and below line staffing, package all production services, and coordinate creative elements including graphics, and score bug
  • Provide all technical facilities and transmission resources in support of the productions
Project Overview

Utilizing our proprietary REMI workflow of centralized technology and decentralized staffing, BMG was able to provide the best production team resources. Here is the breakdown of the crew and their locations:

  • Arizona: Producer
  • New Hampshire: Graphics AP
  • Connecticut and Oklahoma: Scorebug Operators
  • BMG Times Square: A1 and Replay Operator
  • New York: Play by Play Announcer #1
  • Louisville: Analyst
  • Chicago: Graphics Operator and TX/Comms Engineer
  • Taylor, Michigan: Play by Play Announcer #2, Camera Operators, A2, PAs, Utilities, EIC and E2
  • BMG Las Vegas: (Broadcast Operations Center): Replay Operator, Director, TD and EIC, Graphics and A1

Transmissions consisted of 9 video paths, 5 full announce and interview positions and natural sound combined over 18 audio paths from the tournament to the BOC, along with 2 return video feeds that included replay for the umpires and Little League officials in Williamsport.

The Junior League World Baseball Series broadcast included 9 cameras, including a high 1st robotic camera with a combination of manned, POV, and robotic cameras. Our newly expanded state-of-the-art BOC facilities integrated 16 channels of record and 4 replay channels, 3 graphic channels plus a Scorebug.

Centralized and Decentralized Production Teams
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