NWL Announces 2020 Best Webcasting Game Coverage Award
Rockford Rivets win their second broadcasting award of the year
Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League has announced that the Rockford Rivets organization is receiving the 2020 Northwoods League Best Webcasting Game Coverage award.
The Northwoods League Best Webcasting Game Coverage award is presented to a team that is considered to consistently have the best on-air coverage of its’ games. To consistently produce and broadcast high quality game productions requires that a production team works together to ensure that the camera work, graphics, announcing, audio, and attention to detail are excellent.
“We are pleased that the Northwoods League was able to provide safe live baseball to over 200,000 fans at our ballparks during these strange and challenging times, and we are proud to say that we were also able to provide all the games to our subscription paying fans via our streaming and broadcasting platform,” said Northwoods League, Great Plains Division President Glen Showalter. “Northwoods League teams webcasting crews were able to broadcast all of the Northwoods League games, over 500 games this season-a notable feat, and the high quality level of the game tv productions is a credit to teams like the Rockford Rivets,” said Showalter. “We want to congratulate the Rockford Rivets organization and recognize their webcasting team for a job well done. Congratulations to the Rockford Rivets on being awarded the Best Webcasting Game Coverage award for 2020,” said Showalter.
The Northwoods League offers subscription options to fans who want to watch the games live or on-demand in the comfort of their homes. Fans can watch games on their own tv’s using AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and AndroidTV, in addition to being able to watch them on their pc, mobile phone or tablet.
“Northwoods League teams recruit talented individuals for their webcasting teams each season, many of whom are in excellent college broadcasting programs at top level colleges. These webcasting teams consist of directors, announcers, and camera operators, all of which have to work together to produce high quality game productions,” said Northwoods League Executive Producer, George Giles. “The Rockford Rivets organization and their talented webcasting team did an excellent job this season and I congratulate them on earning the Best Webcasting Game Coverage Award,” said Giles.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 245 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.