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CBS Adjusting Start Times Of Fall TV Series To Accommodate NFL Broadcasts
Published September 12, 2012
UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL: NFL Network said that it is "working on putting tiny cameras in the pylons at the ends of each goal line, giving an up-close look at scoring plays." PRO FOOTBALL TALK's Michael David Smith noted the logistics of getting the cameras in the pylon "are still being worked on but could be in place" for tomorrow night’s Bears-Packers game. NFL Net Senior VP/Production & Programming Mark Quenzel said, "We’re still working out some kinks on the pylons, that allow us to see goal line stands, those types of things, and we’re going to add a couple of cameras for isolating players." If the "technology works, this is a development that would improve officiating, and should be adopted for every NFL game" (PROFOOTBALLTALK.com, 9/11).
LEFT IN THE DARK: In DC, Sarah Kogod noted NFL RedZone channel customers all over the U.S. who "use Verizon for their cable service were getting error messages and splash screens instead of live football action" on Sunday. Some people who "attempted to activate the channel per Verizon's instructions were shown an error page, with a customer service phone number to call." That phone number "led to even more problems." Kogod: "I was sent other stories by readers who had the same issue. Waiting on hold, being transferred and then disconnected" (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 9/11).
RECORD RATINGS: The Patriots' 34-13 win over the Titans on Sunday drew the highest daytime season-opener local rating in franchise history. The 33.5 local rating in the Boston market saw nearly 800,000 watch on WBZ-CBS. Sunday's game also was the third highest-rated regular season opener in franchise history (Patriots).