World Cup 2014: ESPN considering Megacast coverage

Oct 23, 2013; Rio de Janiero, BRA; A general view of the inside of Maracana Stadium the site for the FIFA 2014 World Cup final and the opening ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as members of the media tour the site during the first world press briefing. Mandatory Credit: RVR Photos-USA TODAY Sports

During the BCS National Championship game between the Florida State Seminoles and Auburn Tigers, viewers got a brilliant treat from ESPN as they rolled out their unrivaled Megacast coverage. The Megacast gave viewers a unique look at the game from all angles and we may be seeing that again in the near future for various sporting events.

According to a Sports Illustrated report, ESPN is considering using the Megacast for upcoming events such as the NBA Finals and 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“What is next, who knows?” said Burke Magnus, ESPN Senior Vice President of College Sports Programming. “But something talked about has been the World Cup final. Is the NBA Finals the same thing? I don’t know. It’s different in a series environment but it has the right magnitude. The general sense is we learned a lot and there are absolute things we can apply but let’s be judicious about how we throw around the Megacast.”

If the Megacast comes to fruition for the World Cup and future sporting events, it will revolutionize the way we get to enjoy the biggest events in the world.

Hopefully, the Megacast is here to stay.

Topics: 2014 World Cup, ESPN, World Cup

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