A live transmission from the Excel in London’s Docklands, the inaugural Crossfit Invitational Team Europe vs Team USA, presented by Reebok was an outside broadcast for Eurosport, the first time that a Crossfit event had been broadcast live by the channel.
The two-hour event was held in front of a crowd of over 1,000 fans as the best of European and American Crossfit athletes went head to head in a series of Crossfit challenges to see who would come out on top. The teams were captained by the reigning 2011 and 2012 Reebok Crossfit champions: Team Europe by Annie Thorisdottir and Team USA by Rich Froning Jr.
The 8-camera HD OB unit with a satellite uplink worked directly with Eurosport’s production executives whilst on location, with Boomerang producing the live broadcast that went direct via satellite to Paris for distribution live to all Eurosport territories, the Boomerang team also turned around VT inserts and the creation of the live graphics output whilst on site.
PRODUCER Matthew Tune
LINE PRODUCER Wiliam Gruffydd Edwards