CBS will be showing viewers a new angle in its NFL coverage this season. The network will introduce the “Pylon Cam” in selected games, CBS Sports announced.
The field-level cameras will be embedded in four custom-molded pylons, each containing multiple hi-def cameras. It appears that the cameras will be aimed at the goal line and sidelines.
The “Pylon Cam” will be incorporated into selected games on CBS’s “Thursday Night Football” and the “NFL on CBS,” and may be employed during the playoffs and in Super Bowl 50, the sports division reports.
CBS has reportedly had a hand in a number of technical innovations in its sports coverage, including instant replay, real-time captioning, the Telestrator, the Action-Track System and CBS Chalkboard.