BitFire Buzz - September 2021

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BitFire Buzz

News from the team at BitFire Networks

BitFire Networks is thrilled to announce a year-long partnership with SkyCam to continue delivering live sport’s best viewing angles.

The agreement is for the entire NFL and NCAA season, providing video delivery, remote camera control and communications interface.

This partnership with the world’s leading designer, manufacturer and operator of mobile aerial camera systems comes on the heels of an extremely successful partnership during the 2020 NFL and NCAA football seasons.

In 2020, BitFire and SkyCam teamed up on 100 games.
This year, that number has tripled to more than 300, almost every game on the NFL schedule.
“We needed an agile, trusted partner to not only be a technology provider, but really listen to and understand our specific needs and budget constraints,” said Stephen Wharton, COO, SkyCam LLC. “We found BitFire had a mature solution and platform already in place, providing us the infrastructure needed to properly scale.”
MAKING NEWS
We did it again. We partnered with NHL Network & MLB Network for the 2021 NHL Draft & Draft Lottery. Check out the behind-the-scenes reel of how it all went down. 
BitFire Networks Provide NCAA College Football Broadcasts in Partnership with L2 Productions
 
We are joining our friends at L2 Productions in bringing the NCAA College Football Season to fans across the country, by providing our innovative technology to assist in TV broadcasting, live streaming and live video production. Read all about it.
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As The Hollywood Reporter knows, one-stop-shop studios with built-in streaming technology are hot! We are set to open our brand new, state-of-the-art facility next month!

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MEET THE TEAM
Ben Hayes – Director of Client Services
Ben Hayes is a seasoned broadcast expert, bringing nearly two decades of industry prowess as a producer, reporter and client services expert.

Ben started his career as a sports anchor & reporter in Bend, Oregon before shuffling off to Buffalo, where he spent seven cold and blizzardy years as a reporter, producer and videographer for the NBC affiliate, WGRZ.
In 2012, he joined SportsMEDIA Technology, moving to a client-facing role and overseeing Super Bowls, Final Fours and Olympic Games.

Hayes’ innate ability to support on-air productions, ensure quality control, manage client needs and solve for unpredictable challenges is integral to his role here at BitFire.

Ben would love to chat about your broadcast needs - bhayes@bitfirenetworks.com
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Not a bad day working with Holley Video on #WeLoveNYC: The Homecoming Concert with #BruceSpringsteen #AndreaBocelli #Journey #KaneBrown and more in Central Park.
With the start of the NFL season, producers are continuously planning and implementing the best viewing experience imaginable.

The same is true for producers of all sporting and other live-action events. With this year in hand, broadcast producers also have their eye on 2022 for the following events:
Beijing Winter Olympics
MLB Spring Training and MLB Regular Season
NCAA Basketball and the Final Four
Major League Rugby
NCAA Spring  Conference and National Championships

BitFire provides innovative broadcast solutions for live events of all kinds.
Our resources can help take your production to the next level.
We’d love the opportunity to be part of your planning efforts.
Give us a call today at 534-BITFIRE.
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