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NHL ALL-STAR MEDIA NEWS: FOX GETTING FUNKY AGAIN WITH NHL
Published January 16, 1998
Fox Sports begins its fourth season of NHL coverage Sunday with the 48th NHL All-Star Game from Vancouver at 4:00pm ET. Mike Emrick and John Davidson return as Fox's No. 1 team, with analysts Joe Micheletti and Craig Simpson serving as reporters. James Brown and Dave Maloney will do the studio show from Vancouver during pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage. Fox's Saturday NHL regular season coverage begins next week (Fox Sports). TECH-TALK: Fox Sports Exec Producer Ed Goren said that "technical advances will be noticed" during Sunday's game. Goren: "We're testing a helmet cam on a linesman for face- offs, and we plan on as many as five robotic cameras around the rink to bring the viewer more of the excitement you feel at a hockey game in person" (Rudy Martzke, USA TODAY, 1/16). ESPN will debut the "MaskCam," a 16-ounce lipstick-sized camera affixed to Sabres G Dominik Hasek's mask, during its coverage of "NHL All-Star Saturday" at 9:00pm ET. He will wear the camera throughout the skills competition. ESPN's Brian Engblom will wear a version of MaskCam on his helmet and a microphone for commentary. Gary Thorne and Barry Melrose will host ESPN's coverage, with Bill Clement and Darren Pang serving as ice-level reporters. Steve Levy will host ESPN's weekend-long coverage (ESPN).