Supercars’ general manager of television and content, Nathan Prendergast, says splitting the production in two for upcoming events is a new challenge.
Prendergast himself will be directing the on-track action from Darwin, with usual onsite lead Brian Forshaw directing the Sydney component.
“It was impractical to have the entire broadcast team on the road for such an extended period,” Prendergast told Supercars.com.
“What we’re doing in terms of splitting the production is basically a first for Supercars.
“Ideally everyone including Mark and Neil would rather be onsite to get their research sorted, but we’ll setup WhatsApp groups with the team owners and so on to get the information flow.”
Supercars Media has also sourced cameras and ancillary broadcast crew from Queensland and South Australia for Darwin, due to regular fly-in crew from Melbourne and Sydney being unable to travel.
The BetEasy Darwin Triple Crown will be broadcast live on Ten, Fox Sports and streaming on Kayo. Fox Sports 506 will broadcast every session ad-free from 11:15am-5:15pm on Saturday and 11:15am-4:55pm AEST on Sunday. Network Ten’s broadcast will run from midday to 5pm AEST on both Saturday and Sunday.