The NFL is growing in popularity every day and with the growth of the sport comes new innovation by the various broadcasting teams across the networks. Now, one team is taking their NFL production to another level. The NFL Network announced that they are planning on placing cameras in the pylons.
NFL officials have said they will be looking to put tiny cameras in the clunky orange cones you all see in the corners of the endzone.
The cameras will give us all a unique look at scoring plays and could be unveiled as early as this Thursday when the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers face off in a NFC North showdown.
“We’ve added a couple extra cameras in a couple of spots,” NFL Network Senior V.P. of production and programming Mark Quenzel said.. “We’re playing around with a camera, believe it or not, that’s going to be in the pylon. I don’t know if we’re going to have it this week. We’re still working out some kinks on the pylons, that allow us to see goal line stands, those types of things, and we’re going to add a couple of cameras for isolating players.”
Not only will cameras in the pylon create a fun new view for the fans at home but it will give referees an eye in the perfect position for reviews on goaline plays.
You have to imagine this camera angle becoming a success and the technology finding it’s way to every broadcasting team around the league.