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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Fox Rolling Out New Broadcast Elements For Big Ten Title Game

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 02 / 16

Fox Sports will use the Big Ten Championship game on Saturday as a platform to unleash some of its newest broadcast elements. Foremost among the innovations will be the view from the referee’s cap and the broadcast in VR. GoPro worked with Fox and Big Ten officials to design a referee-wor...

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