LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In normal times, the NFL draft is a relatively straightforward affair for broadcasters to air as most of the action unfolds in a single arena packed with hopeful young players, nervous families and optimistic fans.
FILE PHOTO: The NFL logo is pictured on a football at an event in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., November 30, 2017. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
But amid the COVID-19 crisis, this year’s event will instead be a technological high-wire act for the show’s producers, who will handle feeds from nearly 200 players and team officials scattered across the country because of social-distancing guidelines to help stem the pandemic.
The annual showcase, which is typically only of interest to U.S. sports fans, will be broadcast in 137 countries and territories in the hopes of broadening the global footprint of the most popular U.S. sports league.
“This is the most complicated event that I have ever been involved with,” Seth…
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