- Jul 31, 2007
There were still national network film crews, as they still needed to broadcast the game to the visiting team's home market. The local NBC affiliate, WBZ, would get first access to the game highlight tapes for their news broadcast. The other local channels, however, would not necessarily get them in time for their broadcasts.Am I remembering correctly that in the ‘80s, when most of the games were blacked out locally, the Boston TV news crews would film their own highlights of the game to broadcast (since presumably there was no NBC or CBS crew there to film them)? I feel like I often saw replays filmed at sideline height on the TV sports segments after the game.