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Super Bowl 50's Technology By The Numbers

29 January 2016, 10:43 am EST By Mark Lelinwalla Tech Times
CBS Sports tells Tech Times how many cameras, production trucks, televisions sets, and employees will be working the big game in San Francisco on February 7. The results are mind-numbing.  ( CBS Sports )

There's strength in numbers and CBS Sports has an abundance of digits to power the broadcast of Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos on February 7th.

A few definitely stand out from the rest. There's the 100-plus cameras used on the combined pre-game and game coverage and for the first time in Super Bowl history. There will be eight cameras embedded into the pylons to give viewers 16 unique camera angles, which will be especially useful for pinpointing wide receivers toeing the line in the end zone.

CBS Sports even went as far as placing a camera on the Needle at California's Great America Amusement Park, neighboring Levi's Stadium. Hey, why not? It's Super Bowl 50.

Here, with the help of CBS Sports, Tech Times delivers Super Bowl 50's Technology By The Numbers.

1: Camera propped on the Needle at California’s Great America Amusement Park in Santa Clara, CA. that will be focused on Levi’s Stadium solely.

1: Post-production center with the most advanced media sharing technology ever used in a CBS Sports remote production, as told to Tech Times by the company. That post-production center includes 11 fully loaded Avid suites, 1 V.O. booth and 10 graphics stations.

3: Aerial camera systems for those soaring overhead shots we all love to see on Super Bowl Sunday.

4: Sets used on Super Bowl Sunday — 3 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara and strong 1  in San Francisco.

4: Hours of live pre-game coverage on The Super Bowl Today.

8:Super Bowls that Phil Simms has served as an analyst for — now only trailing John Madden's 11.

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9: CBS Sports announcers making their Super Bowl broadcast debut, consisting of: Tony Gonzalez, Bart Scott, Amy Trask, Mike Carey, Trent Green, Ian Eagle, Evan Washburn, Allie LaForce and Jay Feely.

12:Production trucks being used for Super Bowl pre-game and game broadcasts.

16:Camera angles provided by the 8 Pylon Cameras, which will be making their debut for the first time in Super Bowl history. They were used in the AFC title game on January 24 to prepare for use in Super Bowl 50.

(Photo : CBS Sports)

17:CBS Sports on-air announcers, as part of the combined Super Bowl 50 pre-game and game coverage.

19:Super Bowls televised by CBS — that's more than any other network broadcasting the annual game to this point.

70:Game cameras to fully cover all aspects of Super Bowl 50.

100-Plus:Overall cameras used to shoot the game and pre-game broadcast.

256: Microphones used for the Super Bowl 50 broadcast.

360: Degrees used by the CBS Sports’ Eye Vision 360 replay system, highlighting key plays for viewers to hone in on during Super Bowl 50.

(Photo : CBS Sports)

550:CBS Sports employees/personnel in the San Francisco area covering the game, including pre-game and CBS Sports Network shows.

65,000:Square footage for CBS' Super Bowl compound.

1.1 Million: Communication points within the compound’s intercom system.

*All numbers include Super Bowl 50 and were provided to Tech Times by CBS Sports.

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