Quick Takes

Apr 21, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“We have changed with the times and so has our way of filming sporting events. Instant replay, slow motion, CGI and digital imagery [make the coverage] better than ever. Athletes have risen to the occasion-stronger, faster, better-and so has our media in capturing their movements.”
Brian Heidik, winner, Survivor: Thailand
“The technology in TV sports is great. You can tell how much better it is now by just watching a game from the ’70s or ’80s on ESPN Classic. Now I can’t watch a football game without the yellow first-down marker across the field.”
Ed McDougall, sports reporter, KOB-TV (NBC), Albuquerque, N.M.
“I believe that it’s lots better, with things like imaginative new camera positions plus real-time graphics. … However, I fail to see the value in the annoying music that is some nonfan TV production type’s idea of high drama.”
Ed Klitsch, sales director/producer, 3 Street, San Francisco