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SuperSport pulls out all stops for NGC broadcast

2015-12-01 11:03

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.

Altogether 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.

Eighty-five countries will receive the live broadcast, which will include four separate build-up shows.

Typically 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.

The daily broadcasts will be spearheaded by five renowned commentators: Ewen Murray, Dougie Donnelly, Ken Brown, Tony Johnstone and Andrew Coltart.

A 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 broadcast.

A 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.

Given that rain is an ever-present possibility in December, four hours of last year’s highlights have been cut as standby material.

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