Live from the US Open: In Second Year, Technology Tent Finds Its On-Course Groove

At last year’s U.S. Open in Shinnecock Hills, Fox Sports found itself faced with a dilemma. There was simply not enough room in the compound for all of the operational areas to exist and, as a result, the decision was made to build a second area, called the Technical Tent, that was located about half a mile away. This year the distance is a little longer (closer to a mile) but the goal is the same: to house camera, audio, and RF support as well as the robotics operators and AR operations closer to the course and in a single facility that minimizes the need for production trailers and B units in the broadcast compound.

“The more we looked at it that model made more and more sense and now we may think about it for some other shows,” says Mike Davies, Fox Sports, SVP, technical and field

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