When fog in New England forced NBC to find an alternate way to show action between the Patriots and Falcons on the Oct. 22 broadcast, the network switched to its SkyCam system. The broadcast was so successful that NBC has now announced it will make that the primary viewing angle for the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, Nov. 16.
“We are excited to present a game with the majority of live-action coverage coming from SkyCam,” NBC executive producer Fred Gaudelli said in a press release. “After pivoting out of necessity to SkyCam in the New England fog, we’ve been aggressively planning and testing with the intent of utilizing the system for a full game.
“Younger generations of NFL fans have grown accustomed to watching football from this angle through their love of video games. This telecast will have a look and feel akin to that experience.”