FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
SUPER BOWL XLIX ON NBC BY THE NUMBERS
More Than 500 Employees, 86 Cameras, 33 Miles of Cable and 12 Mobile Units
Stamford, Conn. – January 28, 2015 – NBC Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl XLIX begins Sunday, February 1 at Noon ET. To kickoff and cover this year’s Super Bowl, NBC Sports will use a crew of more than 500 employees, 86 cameras, 33 miles of cable, 12 mobile units and a wide collection of other tools and resources.
In addition to live coverage of the game, NBC Sports will deliver more than six hours of pre-game coverage, and many NBCSN shows will report from Glendale, Ariz. during Super Bowl week.
Listed below are some key metrics about NBC Sports Group’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX.
1 – ND1 – NBC Sports’ state-of-the-art, remote production unit designed and built by NEP. The Emmy Award-winning Sunday Night Football production team, led by Fred Gaudelli (coordinating producer) and Drew Esocoff (director), will use ND1 to produce Super Bowl XLIX.
2- Combination of plane and helicopter providing aerial footage
3- Number of Super Bowls Cris Collinsworth has called (Including XLIX)
5 – Number of 4K cameras being used to cover the game
8 – Separate set locations NBC Sports Group will use for coverage.
9- Number of Super Bowls Al Michaels has called (Including XLIX)
10 – Live hours of Super Bowl XLIX coverage on NBC on Sunday, Feb 1 (Super Bowl XLIX 3, pre-game 6 and postgame 1.
12 – Mobile units
18 – Number of Super Bowl’s NBC has broadcast (Including XLIX
19 – Number of NBCUniversal shows onsite in Phoenix
29 – Years Al Michaels has been the voice of the premier primetime NFL Game
33 – Miles of camera and microphone cable
45 – Combined Sports Emmy Awards for Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya, coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli, and director Drew Esocoff.
82 – Cameras. Super Bowl (46), Pre-game (26), Super Bowl Central (10)
500 – NBC Sports Group employees on site in Glendale, Ariz.
600 – Number of hotel rooms over a two-week period.
1500 – Meals served to crew members on gameday
37,200 – Miles Sunday Night Football mobile production trucks have travelled this season.
173,800 – Feet of camera and microphone cable
–NBC Sports Group–