CBS Sports Announces Use Of “Pylon Cam” During “Thursday Night Football” Broadcasts On Media Conference Call Wednesday

(New York, NY) In a conference call Wednesday promoting it’s Thursday Night Football package, CBS Sports announced it will debut a special camera on the goal line. The network will roll out the use of “Pylon Cam” throughout selected Thursday Night Football and NFL ON CBS 2015 season broadcasts, including the possibility of using it during the playoffs and Super Bowl 50.

Throughout selected Thursday Night Football on CBS and NFL Network and NFL ON CBS broadcasts, CBS will use four custom-molded pylons with multiple cameras to film the goal lines and sidelines on each side of the field. The high-resolution, high-definition, point-of-view cameras will be housed inside the pylon.

CBS lead NFL announcers Jim Nantz and Phil Simms along with NFL Today analysts Bill Cowher and Tony Gonzalez and NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders answered questions from reporters around the country about the upcoming NFL season. On the topic of an NFL team or teams in Los Angeles, both Nantz and Simms said they believe it’s a better than 50-50 possibility of that happening either in 2016 or 2017.
Both Simms and Cowher are bullish on freshman NFL QB’s Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston from what they’ve seen so far in the pre-season. Simms said, “they’ll both show signs of flashiness at times this season. Mariota will probably have an easier time of it in Tennessee than Winston.”

The CBS Television Network, home of Super Bowl 50, marks its 56th year broadcasting the NFL headlined by Super Bowl 50 on February 7, 2016, as well as some of the most marquee games on the NFL schedule including New England-Dallas (10/11), Denver-Indianapolis (11/8), New England-N.Y. Giants (11/15), Pittsburgh-Seattle (11/29), N.Y. Jets-N.Y. Giants (12/6) and Denver-Pittsburgh (12/20), during its 17 weeks of regular-season coverage.

This year also marks the second season of partnership between the CBS Television Network and NFL Network in broadcasting Thursday Night Football. The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 17 with Denver-Kansas City from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

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