Dying of the Highlight

I didn’t read this whole article, because, well, I don’t watch football.

Or highlight shows.

But I suspect I have at least two readers who should find this pretty interesting, about the licensing of pro-sports television rights, video editing of highlight reels, and broadcast network strategies.

Why football clips aren’t as good as they used to be.
By Robert Weintraub Posted Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006, at 3:51 PM ET

Once upon a time, I was a production assistant at ESPN, cutting highlight packages for SportsCenter and other studio shows. It was easy enough to simply cut together the scoring plays. But what separated a good highlight reel from a generic one was finding a turning point or trend that went a little deeper. (read entire article at slate.com )

One thought on “Dying of the Highlight”

  1. Our household usually does not get into the football scene until November; baseball is heating up to the playoffs. But . . . Connor and I watched NBC and Costas last week.

    “I want to see (some,any)highlights”. We shifted to ESPN News and the NFL Network. Not the same as the old ESPN lengthy packages. rick


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