Originally Posted by corkedbat
They just said it was techincial difficulites. I can understand that, but I'm not buying for a second that a delay of that length was because it takes an 11th level supermage and countless archane occult preparations to switchover to a live feed. It happened because somewhere along the line, somebody screwed da pooch.
It sometimes takes 4-5 hours to get fully set up for a press conference, let alone a multiple camera production.
Now, don't get me wrong, it sometimes only takes that long because they're very thorough and take their time in setting up. It can be done much quicker if necessary. But usually crews are thoroughly able to troubleshoot when they set up early in the day. In this case, they had to get set up and hope there were no glitches. Unfortunately, there were glitches.
If they were allowed in Saturday morning or early afternoon, then they would have been able to get set up, troubleshoot and all that. Then it would be as simple as zapping the broadcast to the truck and then out to the satellites. But because they could not set up until after the game was over, they had to get everything perfect on the first try and hope there were not wires crossed. That's not as easy as people assume.