Cape Town - Six
months of planning will culminate in SuperSport’s biggest golf broadcast of the
year when the Nedbank Golf Challenge begins at Sun City on Thursday.
28 hours of live action will be broadcast over the four days with pictures
being relayed from 45 cameras spread across the impressive Gary Player layout.
Supporting the broadcast is almost 50km of fibre optic cabling that had to be
laid down for the event.
countries will receive the live broadcast, which will include four separate build-up
SuperSport’s biggest outside broadcast production of the year, the NGC requires
250 on-site crew who will munch their way through 1 700 lunch packs alone.
daily broadcasts will be spearheaded by five renowned commentators: Ewen Murray,
Dougie Donnelly, Ken Brown, Tony Johnstone and Andrew Coltart.
staggering 480 tee shots on all par threes will be recorded in case of a
hole-in-one with augmented reality graphics adding to the rich quality of the
full-time editor will be on hand to cut daily 52-minute highlight packages to
be played out on VOD (video-on-demand), while seven full-time staff will
monitor sponsorship elements.
that rain is an ever-present possibility in December, four hours of last year’s
highlights have been cut as standby material.