Overview Thesis Relevance History How to become a Sportscaster Application Class Activity
Thesis The evolution of sportscasting has taken place over many years and has given sports fans everywhere a leisurely and entertaining experience. It has also opened up more jobs and given more opportunities to those who wish to become a sportscaster.
Personal Relevance I have loved sports all my life and have been watching them for as long as I can remember. Without sports broadcasts I would not be able to enjoy sports as much as I do now.
Audience Relevance Sports broadcasts provide people with entertainment and allow them to follow their favorite teams and players on a daily basis. Without them people would not be as educated about sports and would not be able to enjoy them on a regular basis.
How it Started First televised game was in 1939 and was a college baseball game between Princeton and Columbia First network sports broadcast was in 1944 and was NBC's Gillette Cavalcade of Sports Helped boost demand for televisions Only major events were shown In late 40’s sports became prime-time fixture for network programming
Movement to Weekends In the 1950’s networks stopped showing sports in prime-time Sports were instead shown on weekends NBC’s Gillette Cavalcade of Sports continued to stay on the air Became increasingly difficult for single advertises to sponsor sporting events
Growth of Broadcasts In the mid-60’s the number of hours that sports were televised increased The amount of money being paid to televise sports continued to rise Fueled by growing interests Soon cable channels started broadcasting sports
ABC’s Wide World of Sports Premiered in the summer of 1961 Featured uncommon televised sporting events Became an unexpected hit
ABC’s Wide World of Sports Cnt’d Helped showcase ABC Sports Lead to other networks creating similar shows Continued to receive good ratings Cancelled in 1998 after 37 years
Birth of ESPN Founded in 1978 by Bill Rasmussen Started broadcasting full time in 1980 In 1984 ABC, Inc. bought ESPN Led to broadcasting contracts from the NHL, NFL, and MLB shortly after “If a sport wasn't covered by ESPN, it didn't exist.”
ESPN Expansion In 1988 ESPN International was created ESPN Radio launched in 1991 ESPN2 was released in 1993 ESPN then launched a website that was first called ESPNet.com In 1996 ESPNEWS launched
ESPN’s Continuing Growth In 1995 the Walt Disney Company acquired Capital Cities/ABC which gave them ESPN In 1996 ESPN and ABC Sports combined In 1998 ESPN reached long-term deals to carry the NFL and NHL In 1999 ESPN reached a new deal with the MLB to carry games for six more years
ESPN Today In 2003 ESPN started broadcasting games in High Definition Nearly every game is now shown in HD In 2005 ESPN launched ESPNU In 2009 ESPN opened a Sportscenter studio in Los Angeles On June 11, 2010 ESPN will launch ESPN 3D
High Definition Nearly every sport is broadcasted in HD Sports were first broadcasted in HD in 2003
Local Sports Casting Comcast Sportsnet Local professional and college sports Talk shows and highlight shows Several other regions use Comcast Other regions use Fox Sports Net News stations also show highlights and have reports
Sports Casting Today Each major sport has own channel MLB Network launched in 2009 NFL Network launched in 2003 NHL Network launched in 2007 NBA TV launched in 1999 Broadcast games and show highlights
Sports Casting Today Continued Each sport has contracts with networks Most games are shown on local cable TV Sports cable channels also carry many games Bigger games are mostly shown on network TV Exception of NFL games
Other Sports Channels Many other sports channels exist NFL RedZone CBS College Sports Big Ten Network Versus Golf Channel Tennis Channel
Becoming a Sportscaster Communications major Deals with variety of different topics Helps a person become a better speaker
Becoming a Sportscaster Continued Communications gives a person more opportunities in broadcasting Can choose to cover sports Start out in training programs
Top Colleges Penn State University Syracuse University University of Texas University of Michigan University of North Carolina Florida State University
Journalism Learn to write, report, and edit articles for publication or broadcast
Top Schools Ball State University Indiana University University of Florida University of Maryland University of Missouri University of North Carolina
What Sportscasters Must Do Be an enthusiastic fan Write, inform, entertain, and educate Practice Start with a lesser job Listen to other sportscasters
Jobs In Sportscasting Play by play Color commentator Reporters Show hosts Anchors Analysts
Famous Sportscasters Pat Summerall Howard Cosell Keith Jackson John Madden Jim McKay Dick Enberg Al Michaels Marv Albert Harry Kalas Dick Vitale Jack Buck Vin Scully Brent Musburger Chris Berman
Famous Quotes “Do you believe in miracles? Yes!”- Al Michaels “Outta here” – Harry Kalas “Boom” – John Madden “He could go all the way” – Chris Berman “Oh my” – Dick Enberg “You are looking live” – Brent Musburger “The thrill of victory and agony of defeat” – ABC’s Wide World of Sports
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Conclusion Sports broadcasts have evolved from their original roots over 70 years ago and will continue to evolve as the years go on. Over the years more and more people have become sportscasters and therefore colleges are offering more opportunities to become a broadcaster of any sort.