2023 Super Bowl

Facts from Fox, detailing its Super Bowl production; Debut for Burkhardt and Olsen

Unless you’re in Phoenix the days leading to the Super Bowl, the prep time tends to be dull. This will be Fox’ 10th celebratory Super Bowl telecast. It is America’s single biggest show each year, Kickoff is Sunday at 6:30 PM ET. 

Fox believes it will be littered nicely with all-star NFL voices; wall-to-wall with exclusive programming on main FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes. They hope to deliver unrivaled coverage for millions of fans across America who’ll watch Super Bowl LVII, a matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles.

In 1980, the Phillies defeated the Royals in six games, some 43 years ago. It was the last time that two cities challenged one another. The Phillies won in six.

A look by-the-numbers at FOX Sports’ Super Bowl LVII coverage below: 

  • 1st Super Bowl called by FOX NFL lead announce team of play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen. Also, 1st Super Bowl for sideline reporter Tom Rinaldi 
  • 2 SkyCams deliver sweeping views of all the action on the field
  • 4th Time FOX Deportes presents exclusive Spanish-language telecast of the Super Bowl
  • 4th Super Bowl Erin Andrews reports from the sidelines for FOX Sports 
  • 7 ½ Hours of live pregame coverage on Super Bowl Sunday, beginning at 11:00 AM ET on FOX 
  • 8 Mobile units deployed around State Farm Stadium
  • 10 All-time Super Bowls broadcast on FOX – the most of any network in the last 26 years
  • 13 Pylon cameras providing pin-point perspectives 
  • 14 Super Bowls won between FOX NFL KICKOFF and FOX NFL SUNDAY analysts
  • 17 Super Bowls worked by FOX NFL rules analyst Mike Pereira 
  • 20 Miles of fiber and cable installed on the Super Bowl grounds
  • 25 Hours of Super Bowl LVII coverage throughout the week on FOX Deportes
  • 29 Total Super Bowls covered between FOX NFL lead game director Rich Russo and FOX NFL lead producer Richie Zyontz (5th for Russo as lead director, 7th for Zyontz as lead producer)
  • 29 Field-level microphones capturing game and player sound
  • 35 Analysts, hosts and commentators in Arizona anchoring FOX Sports coverage
  • 50 Hours of week-long Super Bowl LVII programming from State Farm Stadium across FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes
  • 94 Cameras committed to covering Super Bowl LVII (44 game cameras, 18 pregame cameras, 16 robotic cameras)
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David J. Halberstam

David is a 40-year + industry veteran who served as play-by-play announcer for St. John's University basketball in New York and as radio play-by-play voice of the Miami Heat in South Florida. He is the author of Sports on New York Radio: A Play-by-Play History and The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts.

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Michael Green
1 year ago

Bring back Gowdy and Christman, or Scott and Summerall! Really, it’s too big and too much.

Now, I don’t want this to come out the wrong way. I have no issues with Erin Andrews one way or the other. But I don’t think the promotional photo does her any favors.