Media Info – Television Stations 2018-11-21T13:00:44+00:00
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Allstate Sugar Bowl – Television Coverage Information

Superdome Media Layout

Frequency Coordination
          All media outlets that indicated (when applying for credentials) they would be using any sort of wireless transmission devices during their coverage of the Allstate Sugar Bowl should have received an emailed form to fill out with your equipment details. In addition to filling out that form, all media outlets using any sort of wireless devices MUST register their devices with the Allstate Sugar Bowl frequency coordinator (located at the Northwest Tunnel to the field, across from Elevator 9) on game day. If you have questions regarding frequency information, please contact Tim Landry at timlandry2012@charter.net or 985-966-1125.

Pregame Stand-Ups
          The Southeast corner of the Superdome field will be available for stand-ups until 7 p.m. (Central) on game day. Postgame live shots are not allowed until the end of the game (0:00 on the clock). Access to the Superdome for live shots earlier in the day is possible by requesting in advance. Please understand that bands will be practicing throughout the day and it may not be a good option due to the noise.

Parking at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
We have limited parking for satellite trucks in Lot 3 at the Superdome for game day ONLY. Please contact Dan McIlhargey (dan.mcilhargey@smgneworleans.com, 504-587-3805) about reserving a space and payment for your spot. The rate is $250 and they accept credit cards, cash and company checks; payment must be made in advance of arrival. This pass will be valid for parking in Lot 3 from January 1 through January 2.

Live Shots Via Satellite Truck
          If you hope to use a satellite truck for live shots from the field on game day, you MUST contact John Sudsbury by Friday, December 7. The satellite truck parking lot is not cabled, but we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Live Shots Via Live-U/TV-U Packs
          Please clear any use of TV-U of LIVE-U packs in ADVANCE with our frequency coordinator. If you would like to rent a dedicated Ethernet line at field level for Live-U, please contact Grace Kee (grace.kee@smgneworleans.com) and cc John Sudsbury (johns@sugarbowl.org). Rates start at $300.

LOCAL CAMERAS ON FIELD
         Television stations approved for credentials will be allowed to have access to the field for ONE camera during the game. The ESPN feed will be available for recording in the Press Conference Warehouse. Television personnel without assigned seats in the press box can use the Media Work Room on the ground level to work during the game. Full crews will be allowed to return to the field at the end of the game (0:00 on the clock) for interviews and live reports.

Press Conference Feeds
          All official press conference audio and video is only available from our official feed. Please make sure you have the proper equipment and cables to receive this feed (the press conferences will be available via FTP and we can also simply copy the files onto a flash drive upon request). Composite video is via BNC, and audio (mic or line level) is via XLR. If you are capturing our feed to a personal computer, you will need adapters to connect your capture device (Canopus, Elgato, Etc.) to the mult. Generally, the capture devices use RCA connectors as inputs – Thus, for video, you will need BNC to RCA male, and for audio, you will need XLR female to RCA male. Recording on a VCR or camera will require BNC to the input on the device, generally BNC, and XLR female to the input on the device, generally XLR male.  SDI/HD video with embedded audio is via BNC. You will have the ability to pull a separate audio feed via XLR if needed.  For further information, please contact Ray Garofalo (Ray@TheProlineGroup.com). Television stations will use their own cameras for the offense and defense availabilities on December 29 and 30  (audio mult boxes will be available) as well as for any available practice footage.

Interview Rooms and Access
          After the game, media will have access to the interview warehouse on the ground level. The runner-up coach and two players will be available on the main platform of the interview warehouse area. The winning coach and two players will be available after the cooling off period. We will feed the post-game interview sessions from the interview warehouse to the television monitors in the main press box.

In addition, the locker rooms will be open for 20 minutes, beginning when the coach leaves for the interview room. If you choose to go to the locker room for interviews, you may not get access to the coach or the players brought to the main interview room.

No Video Cameras in Locker Rooms
                Videography will not be permitted in the locker room after the game. This includes videography with cameras, phones, tablets and any other video recording devices. No live transmission of video, social streaming or live audio from the locker room will be permitted during the open locker room session.

We will bring a minimum of four top players into a separate area for postgame on-camera interviews.

Post-Game
                The following guidelines have been established by the College Football Playoff to be followed for the media events of the Allstate Sugar Bowl:

There will be a 10-minute cooling off period for the runner-up team before the head coach and two players appear at the post game press conference. The winning team will be entitled to a 20-minute cooling off period. The winning team’s cooling off period will begin after the conclusion of the trophy presentation. The locker rooms will be open to the media for 20 minutes following the cooling off period, but only AFTER requested players depart for the formal press conference.

Videography will not be permitted in the locker room after the game. This includes videography with cameras, phones, tablets and any other video recording devices. No live transmission of video, social streaming or live audio from the locker room will be permitted during the open locker room session.

We will bring a minimum of four top players into a separate area for postgame on-camera interviews.

POST GAME FIELD INTERVIEWS WITH PLAYERS FROM THE WINNING TEAM ONLY are allowed, but not with the head coach or MVPs who will be proceeding directly to the trophy presentation.

Out-of-Town
          We have an ftp site which will have video from all of our press conferences (not the full press conference, usually 5-10 minutes). We upload high-quality standard def .mov files. For questions on this, please contact Bill Dalton at billd@fireflydigital.com.

Additional Game-Week Parking
          There will not be any parking available at the Superdome for satellite trucks prior to January 1. If you need additional days of parking, contact John Sudsbury (johns@sugarbowl.org) with your needs.

Possible Live Shots/Stand-ups/New Orleans stories
          We will attempt to help with locations for possible live shots and stand-ups during the week. Lauren Cason (lcason@neworleanscvb.com, 504-566-5059) with the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau may also be able to assist with potential locations, as well as with possible story ideas relating to the city.

Game Day Media Meal
          The media meal will be served in the West Bunker Suite (Gate G) on the ground level of the Superdome from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Halftime snacks will be provided in the main press box as well as in the Media Work Room on ground level.

Pep Rallies
          Any information on team-specific pep rallies will be posted when available.

Live Satellite Feed
          The postgame press conferences for the Allstate Sugar Bowl will be available via High Definition live satellite feeds. 

HD Feed – Postgame (1/1/19)
Time: 12 a.m.-3 a.m. (EST) – date is actually January 2, but this is for the post-game after the January 1 game.
AMC: TBA
Down link Frequency: TBA
Polarity Horizontal
Symbol rate 10.0
FEC 3/4
DVB-S QPSK MPEG-2 16 X 9 1080i

Trouble: Dan Teachworth (dan@satctr.com, 504-915-8244)
Uplink Company: Satellite Center New Orleans

11/19/18

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