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Below are ESPN media guidelines.
Thank you for your interest in covering an ESPN High School TV Event.
Since this is a live telecast, the following information is provided to ensure a seamless integration of ESPN’s production needs and yours. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in revocation of your credential and potentially barring from future events:
• Only legitimate news organizations on site for editorial purposes will be permitted access to the event; other video or film crew requesting access to the event must receive express written consent from ESPN. Access is not intended for organizations looking to create highlights for YouTube and all other social platforms, which is not permitted.
• Please wear your media credential at all times while on the premises.
• To ensure a dynamic viewing experience for fans watching on television, ESPN and PMG will
have first priority for all camera positions.
• TV Camera crews are allowed to video tape b-roll/highlight footage for local coverage from the
designated sideline areas.
• We ask that you limit tv highlights to the industry-standard of less than two (2) minutes to be used only within the first 48 hours of the conclusion of the game. Posting video clips to remain online is not permitted
• Media will have access to shoot pre-game activities and post-game press conferences.
• News organizations and other entities should not air live game action from the field while the telecast is airing live on ESPN’s networks – i.e. live stand ups are allowed pre & post game from the field, but not from the field during the game. Crews should work in partnership to be as transparent as possible during the live telecast. News organizations can film and televise in- game/in-progress highlights but must adhere to the previously stated rule of no more than 2 minutes to be used only within 48 hours of the conclusion of the event.
• No livestreaming of any kind from kickoff until the conclusion of any game, which includes the uses of apps such as Periscope, Facebook Live, Twitter, Instagram, Meerkat etc.
• TV crews and photographers should stay in designated areas to reduce sideline congestion.
• Broadcasters should not sell or distribute any highlights/coverage to any third party without ESPN’s prior approval.
We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to these guidelines and look forward to working with you at this event. In the event that you are looking for something specific that may fall outside of these parameters please do not hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to work with you.
If you have any question or concerns, please let me know – [email protected]