WFTDA – Roller Derby Sports Broadcasting
In 2009, Portland’s Rose City Rollers invited us to broadcast their games live. Though our experience in live sports was limited, we were up for the challenge. Roller derby video production up to that point had been very “DIY.” With few best practices to work from, it was up to us to create camera angles and direction to cover this unique, dynamic sport. Our coverage has shaped how roller derby is shot and streamed today.
The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) noticed our work with Rose City Rollers. in 2010, we were asked to bid on coverage of WFTDA’s tournament season. Blaze Streaming Media has been the exclusive video producer of their tournament broadcasting ever since.
Our relationship with WFTDA reaches beyond showing up at game time. We participate in strategy, vendor selection, pre-production, and we act as an invested partner in accomplishing their goals for broadcast. We take great pride in furthering and fostering a women’s amateur sport built from the ground up.
We produce over 250 games annually for WFTDA in ten or more event weekends. With each event, we ‘re live for over ten hours per day for three days. Production includes:
- Multiple concurrent live broadcasts
- Camera switching
- Scoreboard overlay
- Lower third graphics
- On-camera talent
- Instant replay
Sports Video Group profiled our efforts back in 2012.