FOX Sports Detroit to offer dual telecast for Friday's Tigers/White Sox game
When the Tigers return from the All-Star break on Friday, that night's game against the White Sox will be shown on both FOX Sports Detroit and FOX Sports Detroit Plus.
The FSD telecast is the traditional coverage with Mario Impemba and Rod Allen.
Meanwhile, the FS Plus audience will be treated to a unique live look at what goes on inside the production truck in order to deliver a Tigers telecast into viewers' homes. Viewers will see a split screen presentation: part game action (as seen on FS Detroit); part an inside view/explanation of what goes on in the production truck, the broadcast booth, a camera location or other behind-the-scenes aspects of the telecast.
John Keating will be the tour guide for the FS Plus telecast and will spend various innings spotlighting the roles/functions of the following positions: Producer, Director, Graphics, Audio, FOX Box Operator, Replay Room, Replay Operator, Video Room (showing all sources of video available), Stage Manager, Camera Location(s), Announce Booth Personnel.
Tigers Live (6:30 and after the game) will be simulcast on FSD and FS Plus.
A list of FS Plus channel numbers for tomorrow's alternate telecast can be found here www.foxsportsdetroit.com/pages/fsdplus/.
The pending government-mandated requirement to switch broadcasting signals in Canada from analogue to digital will affect more people in Windsor than any other metropolitan area in Canada. Perhaps due to the wealth of TV stations available over the air in Detroit, Windsor has a lower percentage of people who subscribe to cable or satellite television services than other Canadian cities. According to BBM Canada data, less than 74 percent of Windsor-area residents subscribe to cable or satellite, compared to perhaps 93 per cent on average across Canada.
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