Last Saturday, NBC Sports Group allowed World Soccer Talk inside their International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut, to gain insight into what goes into broadcasting their 10 hours of Premier League coverage on a typical Saturday.
While we soccer fans at home have enjoyed the coverage thus far, we at World Soccer Talk wanted to get a better understanding of how everything worked. Kartik Krishnaiyer and videographer Joshua Tomlinson joined me on our trip to Stamford last weekend, and we put together the following short film to help give you a better idea of how NBC operates — everything from the studio, control room, tape room (where staff are continually picking out highlights) and the building itself, to interviewing NBC Sports Coordinating Producer Pierre Moossa as well as the talent — Rebecca Lowe, Robbie Earle and Kyle Martino.
The short film below, as part of our Voices of Soccer series, is the first piece of content we’ll be sharing with you from our visit to Stamford. In the coming days, we’ll be sharing a more in-depth audio interview with Moossa, as well as photographs from inside NBC’s International Broadcast Center, and an article that shines more light on our visit to the building.
Hosted by Kartik Krishnaiyer, Voices Of Soccer is a new weekly program that features exclusive interviews with remarkable people from the world of soccer. In previous weeks, we’ve featured episodes with former Luton Town and England striker Ricky Hill, as well as World Soccer Radio host Nick Geber. In addition to Voices of Soccer, World Soccer Talk recently launched This Week In Soccer, a weekly discussion show and a mini-documentary about one of the most historic soccer clubs in US history. Plus, the EPL Talk Podcast from World Soccer Talk is released weekly, which offers insight and analysis on the world’s most popular sports league.
Voices of Soccer and This Week In Soccer are part of World Soccer Talk’s new video programming. Subscribe to the World Soccer Talk channel on YouTube so you don’t miss a single episode.
As full disclosure, World Soccer Talk paid all travel expenses incurred on the trip. This was an initiative that we undertook to help soccer fans visualize what goes into making a Premier League broadcast a reality.