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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.
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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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“The NFL On CBS Scores Highest Rated NFL Game of the Weekend

(New York, N.Y.) CBS Sports’ Week 3 national doubleheader coverage of “The NFL On CBS” on Sunday, Sept. 21, highlighted by Super Bowl XLVIII rematch Denver-Seattle in overtime, was the highest-rated NFL game of the weekend on any network earning an average household rating/share of 16.9/32, up 16% from last year’s 14.6/28 (Indianapolis-San Francisco, Buffalo-N.Y. Jets, Jacksonville-Seattle) in the metered markets.

Yesterday’s national game window HH rating/share peaked at 21.0/36 from 7:30-8:00 PM, ET during overtime.

“The NFL On CBS” Week 3 early regional coverage, which included games Houston-N.Y. Giants, Oakland-New England, Baltimore-Cleveland, Indianapolis-Jacksonville, Tennessee-Cincinnati and San Diego-Buffalo earned an average HH rating/share of 11.1/24, up 44% from last year’s 7.7/16 (Houston-Baltimore, Cleveland-Minnesota, San Diego-Tennessee) in the metered markets.

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CBS Sports Announces NFL Broadcast Teams for 2014 Season

(New York, N.Y.) The CBS Television Network will begin its 55th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading THE NFL ON CBS into the Network’s 2014 NFL season. Nantz, Simms and Wolfson will call the full slate of Thursday Night Football games on CBS and the NFL Network, along with selected Sunday games on CBS. Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, announced today several changes to the 2014 announcer line-up along with the complete list of broadcast pairings.

Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts have been named THE NFL ON CBS’s No. 2 announce team and will call the network’s top game on Sundays when Nantz and Simms do not call a game.

Wolfson, who served as the Network’s lead college football reporter for the past 10 years, will join the lead announce team of Nantz and Simms as THE NFL ON CBS lead reporter. In addition to Wolfson, THE NFL ON CBS will use additional sideline reporters during the season including Jenny Dell and Evan Washburn.

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Other pairings this season include Greg Gumbel teaming up with newcomer Trent Green, Kevin Harlan with Rich Gannon, Spero Dedes with Solomon Wilcots, and Andrew Catalon forming a three-man booth with Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein.

James Brown once again will anchor the CBS Television Network’s pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, and newcomers Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott, from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora will continue to serve as the “NFL Insider.”

Following are the Network’s NFL announcer pairings for the 2014 season (play-by-play/analyst):

Jim Nantz/Phil Simms//Tracy Wolfson
Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts
Greg Gumbel/Trent Green
Kevin Harlan/Rich Gannon
Spero Dedes/Solomon Wilcots
Andrew Catalon/Steve Beuerlein/Steve Tasker

Game coverage also will include play-by-play announcers Brian Anderson and Tom McCarthy, as well as analysts Adam Archuleta and Chris Simms.

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