Nashville, TN 37203
The Nashville Predators are broadcast on FS Tennessee, the acknowledged television sports leader in the region. Veteran announcers Pete Weber and Terry Crisp will call the action for 60 action-packed games. A Predators television advertising commitment is often complemented by customized in-game features and billboards that integrate your message into the content of the broadcast. TV exclusivity is also available with a purchase through the Predators.
In order to ensure the best possible presentation quality, recordings should be made using applicable standard procedures and specifications and be of a first-class, broadcast network quality.
Commercial and Promo material must not have any visible video or audible audio impairments including, but not limited to, dropouts or digital errors and meet industry-accepted standards for format interchange.
Test signals shall be followed by a minimum of 10 seconds of the material identification slate which must end at least 2 seconds before the start of the material.
There shall be at least 10 seconds of black at the end of the commercial material. Each commercial must arrive on its own tape.
High Definition Delivery Specifications
FOX broadcasts in 720p/59.94HD video with an aspect ratio of 16x9 and AC-3 Digital Sound. The highest video quality will be achieved by producing and post-producing in 59.94 frames per second with limited use of upconverted materials.
Fox will only accept one version of HD commercials or promos. The Standard Definition (SD) version will automatically be created by using the center part of the 16x9 image. All relevant action and logos must be placed in the 4x3 safe title area to preserve the integrity of the material.
HD Commercials must arrive on videotape. Electronic delivery is not accepted at this time. Emergency arrival of commercials via fiber or satellite feeds requires prior approval by Fox.
Videotape delivery shall be on Sony HDCAM SR or Panasonic D-5 (3700B model or equivalent) in 1280x720 progressive (720p) at 59.94Hz (SMPTE 296M-2000).
A minimum of 30 seconds of SMPTE reference color bars (SMPTE RP 219-2002 for 1280x720) and test audio tone shall be recorded on the head of the tape. The test levels must accurately reflect the material recorded.
Audio for High Definition must be produced and delivered in Stereo Sound, prepared for LKFS standards.