Ken Aagaard (left) and fellow media veteran and TMRW investor Dick Ebersol.TMRW
TMRW Sports activities, a enterprise backed by Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy, has employed longtime broadcast govt Ken Agaard to search out one of the simplest ways to broadcast the golf competitors because of begin subsequent 12 months.
The occasion will function gamers from the PGA Tour and can air Monday nights. TMRW is about as a brand new type of golf the place gamers hit the ball right into a simulator in an area.
“It is an occasion that has by no means actually occurred earlier than,” says Agaard. “The director would shoot a reside shot, instantly enter the digital world, and are available again to the reside shot. It will be very distinctive.”
With greater than 50 years within the media enterprise, together with NBC and CBS, Aagaard is Vice President of Broadcast Engineering and reviews on to Mike McCarley, Founder and CEO of TMRW Sports activities.
McCarley contacted Aagaard to find out if they’d be excited by serving to develop video expertise for the competitors utilizing the in-dome simulator. It did not take lengthy for Agaard to say sure.
The manufacturing crew nonetheless has an extended solution to go in determining precisely what the occasion will appear to be on TV.
“I visualized this for example of an occasion like ‘SkyCam’ as a result of it is mainly inside a dome and has the flexibility to benefit from a few of that SkyCam expertise,” he stated. .
The competitors may even be arrange in a approach that permits for extra storytelling than golf followers are accustomed to seeing at a typical PGA Tour occasion. “You’ll be able to have an unbelievable quantity of banter between gamers, so you’ll be able to have numerous enjoyable,” Argard stated.