Behind-The-Scenes of USC vs. Virginia Tech
ESPN will provide viewers with an unprecedented live all-access pass to a primetime college football game telecast with a behind-the-scenes shows on Saturday, Aug. 28, at 7:30 p.m.
ESPN2 will televise College Football Behind-the-Scenes, a live program showing the production of ESPN's coverage of the BCA Classic pitting Virginia Tech vs. No. 1 USC (ESPN game coverage begins at 7:40 p.m.).
ESPN.com will have an active presence in the show. ESPN2's telecast will include several elements from ESPN.com, including:
Prior to the game, ESPN.com will:
In a television first, College Football Behind-the-Scenes will take viewers along for the ride with ESPN personnel as they produce a college football telecast, including inside the production truck and announce booth and on the sidelines.
Rece Davis will host the program with three reporters:
Joining Davis on-site, ESPN College GameDay Final analysts Trev Alberts and Mark May will show their preparation for the half-time show (they will work the halftime show for ESPN's telecast).
For the telecast, ESPN2 will utilize several production elements, including:
While viewers hear and see the production personnel working, ESPN's game telecast will be on-screen within a box in the lower right-hand corner, allowing the viewer to see the results of the behind-the-scenes action.
ESPN2 will stay with the telecast during ESPN commercial breaks to show what production personnel do while viewers are watching ads.
College Football Behind-the-Scenes will also provide viewers with an understanding of how ESPN produces a game telecast from beginning to end through various explanations and interviews and by following staff as they do their jobs. Scheduled segments include: