or


[11/14/12 - 10:57 AM]
ESPN to Make French Quarter Home during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans
In all, more than 120 hours of ESPN television coverage will originate from the host city under the "Ultimate Countdown" banner from Monday, January 28 - Sunday, February 3.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN to Make French Quarter Home during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans

Two Stage Sets and Demo Field to be constructed in Jax Brewery Parking Lot

ESPN has chosen the Jax Brewery parking lot (600 Decatur Street) in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans as its production headquarters for Super Bowl XLVII. In all, more than 120 hours of ESPN television coverage, as well as ESPN Radio shows, and other related content across the company's multimedia platforms, will originate from the host city under the "Ultimate Countdown" banner from Monday, January 28 - Sunday, February 3, 2013.

ESPN will construct two outdoor sets - a 40-by-40-foot main stage and a 24-by-24-foot second stage - in addition to utilizing a 24-by-48-foot demo field and two pod camera locations. The famed French Quarter and its historic architecture will serve as the ESPN backdrop throughout the week. A "flycam" suspended 30 feet in the air and traversing some 300 feet will also provide aerial views of the sets during ESPN programs.

Some of ESPN's most popular shows will originate from the Jax Brewery location throughout the week, including daily editions of Mike & Mike in the Morning, SportsCenter, SportsNation, NFL Live, NFL32, a special four-hour edition of Sunday NFL Countdown on Super Bowl Sunday, and more. Chris Berman, Cris Carter, Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, Ron Jaworski, Keyshawn Johnson, Suzy Kolber, Steve Levy, Stuart Scott, Hannah Storm, Scott Van Pelt, Trey Wingo and Steve Young are among the many on-air commentators expected to be featured throughout Super Bowl week, along with top guests from the world of sports and entertainment.

Program schedules will be released at a later date and all shows will be open for public viewing. ESPN's set construction will begin around January 23.

"New Orleans is one of the great Super Bowl host cities, and the broadcast location we've identified in the French Quarter will put ESPN in a prime spot to capture the atmosphere of this huge event while surrounded by enthusiastic crowds all week," said ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman, who oversees all NFL studio shows and ESPN's Super Bowl coverage. "We thank the city, the Host Committee and the local business leaders who have already been so welcoming."

"ESPN and the Host Committee have worked together closely to guarantee that their extensive live coverage will showcase an incredible setting that only the historic French Quarter of New Orleans can deliver. We welcome the ESPN broadcasts, talent, crews and viewers back to New Orleans as we showcase our city on the world's largest stage for our tenth time, and thank them for creating another free high-profile event for local and visiting fans in the heart of the city," said Jay Cicero, Executive Director of the Super Bowl XLVII Host Committee.

ESPN's Super Bowl week coverage from New Orleans will be seen and heard across ESPN's many domestic networks - including in Spanish on ESPN Deportes - and available in more than 100 countries and territories via ESPN International.

In addition to ESPN production plans for Super Bowl week, ESPN The Magazine will host its ninth annual NEXT event on Friday, Feb. 1, in New Orleans to celebrate its annual NEXT issue, which recognizes an elite group of emerging athletes to watch in the year ahead.

* ESPN Front Row podcast with senior coordinating producer Seth Markman: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=8630877





  [november 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/20/17 - 08:31 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NBC Split Demo Crown
NASCAR on the Peacock and a rebroadcast of its Princess Diana special on the Eye lead the evening.

[08/19/17 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Gets Another Bump from "Big Brother" Special
The Eye edges the competition in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/18/17 - 11:18 PM]
Development Update: Friday, August 18
Updates include: D.J. Nash sells projects to ABC, CBS; Kevin Falls brings "The Unrequited" to NBC; and Steven Lilien, Bryan Wynbrandt set up "God Friended Me" at CBS.

[08/18/17 - 12:05 PM]
Walkers Are Invading AMC for "The Walking Dead" Multi-Weekend Marathon Event Beginning Sunday, August 20 at 9:00 A.M. ET/PT
Plus: look for "The Walking Dead: Season 8 Preview Special" on Sunday, September 10.

[08/18/17 - 11:29 AM]
MTV Announces New Host Terrence J. and Cast for Its Hit Matchmaking Series "Are You the One?" Premiering Wednesday, September 20th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
Before the premiere, audiences can get a sneak peek at the new cast in an audition tape casting special, airing Wednesday, September 13.

[08/18/17 - 09:54 AM]
Viceland Announces Fall Line-Up with New Shows & Returning Favorites
Returning are network staples "Bong App├ętit" with Abdullah Saeed, Vanessa Lavorato and Ry Pritchard, "Weediquette" with Krishna Andavolu, "Cyberwar" with Ben Makuch, and "Hamilton's Pharmacopeia" with Hamilton Morris.

[08/18/17 - 09:01 AM]
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon to Executive-Produce One-Hour Telecast "EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live" to Inspire the Public to Rethink High School and Explore Ways to Prepare Students for Careers of the Future
The one-hour special will air across ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC on Friday, September 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/18/17 - 09:00 AM]
Season Two of Original Scripted Series "Chesapeake Shores" Catapults Hallmark Channel as Top-Rated and Most-Watched Cable Network
The Hallmark Channel further spins the numbers for the week of August 7-13.

[08/18/17 - 08:20 AM]
Video: WE tv Releases Cast & Sneak Peek for Season 9 of Hit Series "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars"
The season will feature a brand new house of dysfunctional couples including Kailyn Lowry and Javi Marroquin, Bobby Panahi and Asifa Mirza, Juelia Kinney and JJ Lane, Peter Gunz and Amina Buddafly & Mehgan James and DeAndre Perry.

[08/18/17 - 08:12 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, "Big Brother" Hold Onto Top Spot
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/18/17 - 07:49 AM]
Car Pros Make Room for the Under "Dogs" in Discovery's All-New Series "Gear Dogs (WT)"
The series, formerly known as "House of Cars," premieres Monday, September 4 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[08/17/17 - 11:43 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, August 17
Updates include: ABC lands live-action take on "The Jetsons"; Frances O'Connor to star in Hulu's "Locke & Key"; and Paul Scheer to pen the "Galaxy Quest" TV series for Amazon.

[08/17/17 - 03:30 PM]
AXS TV Greenlights Season Three of the Popular Original Music Series "Rock & Roll Road Trip with Sammy Hagar Presented by Mercury Insurance"
Production on the 12-episode season began this month and is scheduled for air in early 2018.

[08/17/17 - 02:47 PM]
MTV's Iconic "Unplugged" Franchise Returns This Fall
The new season will feature an eclectic, superstar lineup of global pop culture artists and will kick off with multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter and "2017 Video Music Awards" nominee and performer, Shawn Mendes.

[08/17/17 - 12:55 PM]
Buddy and His Team of Skilled Bakers Return to TLC's "Cake Boss," with Early Premieres on the Network's TV Everywhere Platform, TLC GO
Look for five new episodes becoming available on TLC GO this Friday, August 18 and an additional five episodes on Friday, August 25.