(CHICAGO) – On Saturday night, January 24, Fox Sports Net will utilize a new production element for its Chicago Blackhawks at Columbus Blue Jackets telecast (6:00 PM start time), which will allow viewers to see four separate camera angles on the screen at the same time. This new "multicam" game enhancement will be used for the second period of this telecast only and viewers will have an opportunity to let Fox Sports Net know if they would like to see this in additional Blackhawks telecasts in the future.
During the second period of the January 24 Blackhawks-Blue Jackets match-up, Fox Sports Net viewers will be able to watch four separate camera angles at once with four smaller camera angles on the right side of the screen showing low angle footage, end zone angles, etc., along with a larger, "director's cut" angle on the left side, focusing on the best angle of coverage for that particular moment of the game. Replays of goals, saves and other key game moments will be shown full screen.
Fox Sports Net's Blackhawks announcing tandem of Pat Foley and Troy Murray will call the action in their normal fashion and will be able to discuss specific camera angles during breaks in the action. Also, during the second period, viewers will be asked to visit Fox Sports Net Chicago's web site (www.fsnchicago.com) and send an e-mail to the network if they would like to see this production enhancement added to future Blackhawks telecasts.
"Our main focus of this multicam game enhancement is to show our audience additional angles of action on the ice that only our producer and director see in the production truck," said Don Graham, Fox Sports Net Chicago's Vice President of Programming & Production. "This is just another example of how we are putting today's technology into use for the enjoyment of our viewers."
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