Originally Posted by 757690
The fact that they didn't have a backup plan in case this happened is the issue. Every network doing a live feed has technical issues, and they deal with them on the spot, in seconds, all the time.
No matter how complex the set up was, all they needed was a guy with a camera hooked up to a backup transmitter in case the bigger set up failed. Every professional network I can think of would been able to handle this, as said before, every one except one.
I think this has to do with they did not secure any uplink satellite feed to transmit the feed back to Fox Sports Ohio/Cincinnati. This was a very busy day in live sports. Uplink transmission have to be leased ahead of time. Channel 9 has an advantage because all they have to do is transmit it signal from the truck via microwave back to the station for live airing.
I don't think it had to do with setting anything up on the ground. It was the uplink back to Fox Sports Ohio. IMO.