Sports Media Beat

Sports Media Beat

FOX Sports going virtual fans on MLB games

July 23, 2020

When the major league baseball season launches its truncated 2020 season on July 23, fans will not be allowed in the stands, because of COVID-19. That is not stopping FOX Sports from being innovative, however. When the network carries the Yankees-Nationals game on Saturday, there will be virtual fans in the stands. FOX will also have broadcasters Joe Buck and John Smoltz in separate studios far away from where the game will be played.

Other topics discussed on this podcast:

It appears likely there will be no NFL preseasonRatings for Memorial Tournament solidBraves broadcaster Jeff Francoeur has COVID-19NASCAR ratings from Texas lukewarmTNT names NBA broadcastersSports contributes to network ratings decline