October 20,2016 (New York, NY)
For the 9th Consecutive Year Windfall Productions Clinches ESPN TV packaging deal.
Executive Producer, Ralph J Mole’, who will be responsible for all TV creative production decisions and serve as live TV director for all national broadcasts on ESPN, states “Track and Field is a tough sport to cover and we are pleased to hold the cornerstone of ESPN’s confidence for 2017.”
ESPN will directly contract Mole’ and Windfall’s services to deliver all TV coverage of the
NCAA Indoor and Outdoor T&F Championships plus the SEC Indoor and Outdoor T&F Championships for 2017. The collegiate sports events will be telecast on multiple ESPN linear and digital platforms. Check your local listings for specific airtimes.
SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships 2/24/17 & 2/25/17
Venue: Vanderbilt Multipurpose Facility, Nashville, TN
NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships 3/10/17 & 3/11/17
Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium, College Station, TX – Texas A&M
SEC Outdoor Track & Field Championships 5/12/17-5/13/17
Weems Baskin Track, Columbia, SC – University South Carolina
NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 6/7/17-6/10/17
Hayward Field, Eugene, OR – University of Oregon
Windfall Production’s Executive Producer, Mole’ states that ” Our tenure with Collegiate T&F has paralleled the success of ESPN’s digital platforms like espn.com and SECN+ and our coverage has exponentially grown to more than 40 hours of live and delayed Track and Field television each season across ESPN’s multiple platforms.” In 2017 Windfall will showcase Gamecreek Video as our vendor for broadcast remote facilities. Windfall is planning coverage with 7 TV mobile unit cameras plus mounted POV cameras for specialized field events coverage. VizRT live motion graphics will accompany the EVS XT3 servers for slo-motion replays and truly solidify a “tapeless workflow”.
Ralph J. Mole´ served as world director of live track during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics for AOB. In 2003, Windfall Productions produced more than 12 hours of ESPN’s coverage of the “World Championships of Athletics” from Paris, France for ABC Sports and ESPN.
Windfall has contributed nearly a decade of production services to United States Track & Field 1999 through 2008, featuring the “Golden Spike Tour and USATF’s network TV broadcasts.
Over in Europe RJM has produced distinguished track meets like “Weltklasse”, “DN Galan”, “Bislett Games” and “ ISTAF “. These athletics meets previously part of The Golden League and Golden Four, have now been absorbed into the the IAAF’s Diamond League Series.
Domestically, RJ Mole’ can attribute first hand TV production experience with some of America’s legacy Track & Field events in existence for more than 100 years, such as The Penn Relays, Millrose Games and Drake Relays.
This unprecedented ninth year renewal of Collegiate Athletics between ESPN and Windfall Productions is testimony to Ralph J. Mole’s reputation as the independent leader in Track & Field TV production.
Windfall Productions respects the privilege of being able to cover the performances of America’s finest student athletes. These young men and women are truly “out of this world”. Enjoy our tribute video to these “Shootin Stars”.
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