Production Innovations to Include Player-to-Commentator Communication, Social Media Integrations, Betting Line Displays & More
Opening PLL Championship Series Game Features Redwoods LC and Whipsnakes LC in Inaugural Season Championship Rematch on Saturday, July 25, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC
Paul Burmeister, Ryan Boyle and Todd Harris to Call Action On-Site
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 23, 2020 – With just two days to go until the first game of the PLL Championship Series, NBC Sports and the PLL today announced production innovations for the two-week, 20-game tournament that will provide lacrosse fans with an unmatched viewing experience.
The production innovations include:
- Player-to-Commentator Communication: Player-to-commentator communication is returning for every game of the PLL Championship Series. Multiple players on the field will be able to instantaneously communicate with the NBC Sports PLL broadcast team of Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), Ryan Boyle (analyst) and Todd Harris (sideline reporter) throughout the game to give viewers unmatched game perspective from an inside source;
- Social Media Integrations: During broadcasts, a social media integration tagboard will be featured allowing fans to show how they are engaging with the action on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok;
- Sports Betting: PLL game betting lines will be displayed on NBC Sports broadcasts, marking the first-ever outdoor professional lacrosse league to do so;
- Unique Camera and Microphone Locations: A number of cameras and microphones will be strategically placed around Zions Bank Stadium to capture amplified and engaging audio during game action, including new microphone locations on goalposts, stadium camera loops featuring 400-plus PLL fan cutouts, locker room access and a minimum of four mic’d up players and coaches per game to provide on-field commentary throughout the games.
The opening game of the PLL Championship Series will feature Matt Rambo and the defending champion Whipsnakes LC against Ryder Garnsey and Redwoods LC in a rematch of the inaugural season Championship on Saturday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. NBC Sports’ opening day coverage of the tournament continues with the first game on NBCSN when Justin Guterding and Chrome LC face Connor Fields and Chaos LC at 7:30 p.m. ET.
All PLL Championship Series games will be presented live across NBC, NBCSN, or NBC Sports Gold, with all televised games also streaming live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. NBC Sports Gold – NBC Sports’ direct-to-consumer live streaming product powered by Playmaker Media – will live stream all 20 games commercial-free, with 6 games available exclusively for subscribers. NBC Sports Gold’s Premier Lacrosse League Pass is available now for a price of $19.99 here. For the entire tournament schedule, click here.