FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
NBC SPORTS TO PRESENT INNOVATIVE COVERAGE OF 90TH BLUE-GOLD GAME IN COLLABORATION WITH NOTRE DAME THIS SATURDAY AT 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Coverage to Feature Dual SkyCam; Sideline SkyCam to Serve as Primary Play-By-Play Camera for First Time in Television History
Game Production Crew to Include Notre Dame Fighting Irish Media Staff and Students
1984 Heisman Trophy Winner Doug Flutie to Be On-Field Analyst; Chris Simms to Provide Game Analysis from the Booth
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 11, 2019 – NBC Sports will present a number of innovative broadcast elements in its coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game on NBCSN this Saturday, April 13, at 12:30 p.m. ET, from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
NBCSN’s production of the Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game will feature cutting-edge production elements to provide viewers with access to additional sightlines and analysis of the scrimmage. A dual SkyCam will be utilized, including a sideline SkyCam that will follow the line of scrimmage for every play. This will be the first time in television history that a sideline SkyCam will serve as the primary play-by-play camera.
In a first-of-its-kind for Blue-Gold, the game will be produced in collaboration with members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Media staff and current Notre Dame students from the Notre Dame Studios at Corbett Family Hall within Notre Dame Stadium. NBC Sports worked with Notre Dame Fighting Irish Media to produce Notre Dame college hockey games this past season.
Paul Burmeister will handle play-by-play duties for the game alongside Notre Dame Football on NBC analyst Chris Simms. Heisman Trophy winner and Notre Dame Football on NBC analyst Doug Flutie will report on the field throughout the game, located behind the line of scrimmage to provide a unique perspective on how the offense operates through the lens of the quarterback.
The annual spring football intrasquad scrimmage will provide fans with a preview of what to look for from the 2019 Fighting Irish, including the continued maturation of senior quarterback Ian Book and development of newcomers on the Irish offense and defense.
Notre Dame posted a 12-1 overall record in 2018, which included victories against Michigan, Syracuse and Northwestern resulting in a trip to the College Football Playoff. This marked Notre Dame’s first appearance in the five-year-old college football playoff system. The Fighting Irish ultimately finished the season No. 5 in the final College Football Playoff rankings following a Cotton Bowl defeat to the eventual National Champions Clemson Tigers.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame Blue-Gold Game.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame Football on NBC season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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