CBS Announces Major Pre-Super Bowl Broadcast Hub At NOLA’s Jackson Square
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A bevy of Super shows will be aired from New Orleans for the week leading up to CBS’ exclusive broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII.
CBS Corporation has announced its plans for a major broadcast hub in the heart of the city’s historic French Quarter.
Dubbed “CBS Super Bowl Park,” four outdoor sets will be erected in Jackson Square and one in nearby Artillery Park. “CBS This Morning,” “CBS Evening News,” “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer,” “The Talk” and “Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” will all be there in the Big Easy.
Of course there will be no shortage of sports programming among the many television, radio and digital assets set to make the trip, including “Super Bowl Live,” “Inside the Super Bowl,” “NFL Monday QB,” “ROME” and “Inside the NFL.”
“The Super Bowl is the granddaddy of big event television, and our approach this year is unlike anything we have ever done,” CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves said in a statement.
CBS Sports Radio will report from Jackson Square along with its presence on “Radio Row” at the Super Bowl’s media center. Local CBS television affiliates will also be using the hub.
“For the first time, CBS Corporation will have week-long, round-the-clock Super Bowl coverage on more than a half-dozen platforms,” said Moonves. “Creating CBS Super Bowl Park at Jackson Square as the center of all this activity will make it even more compelling, and also illustrate the collaborative efforts across the company.”
Jackson Square will remain open to the public. The sets “were designed to reflect the history and architecture of New Orleans,” CBS said.
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