Super Bowl LVIII: CBS will have Nickelodeon broadcast crew with 165 cameras for the big game

Get ready for a thrilling showdown as the Kansas City Chiefs go head-to-head with the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. 

This year’s Super Bowl promises an unprecedented experience with innovative camera angles and a historic dual-network broadcast. In fact, Nickelodeon has surprise for their younger viewers and viewers of all age as they are now set to cover the biggest NFL showdown of the year.

Nickelodeon broadcast team will be there for Super Bowl LVIII

SpongeBob fans are in for a treat at Super Bowl LVIII. While the Super Bowl will air on CBS, there is also a kid-focused telecast planned this year.

Nickelodeon has announced that for the first time in history, the Super Bowl will also be broadcast on Nickelodeon which will include classic Nickelodeon features like green slims and the cast of “SpongeBob SquarePants.”

Yes, you heard it right, after years of waiting SpongeBob is finally going to make a cameo at Super Bowl LVIII.

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Along with SpongeBob, Super Bowl fans are also getting Patrick Star who will join Nate Burleson and Noah Eagle in the booth to call the game. And how can they miss the lady star of the show? Sandy Cheeks will also attend the game and handle sideline duty.

In addition to hosting the show, SpongeBob will take the stage to perform “Sweet Victory” in the opening segment. Following the passing of the show’s creator, Stephen Hillenburg, fans had previously expressed their desire for Maroon 5 to perform this song during the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show.

While this wish couldn’t be fulfilled during the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show, Nickelodeon has now decided to grant fans’ wishes. The performance of “Sweet Victory” by SpongeBob will not be part of the halftime show but can be enjoyed in the opening segment of this year’s Super Bowl LVIII.

So, not only will fans watch Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson, SpongeBob, Star Patrick, and Sandy Cheeks hosting the game, but will also enjoy the long-awaited “Sweet Victory” performance. 

This broadcast will begin at 6.30 p.m. ET. Tune in on time so you don’t miss the iconic performance and your favorite Nickelodeon characters hosting the game.

How many cameras will CBS use for Super Bowl LVIII? 

The excitement of Super Bowl LVIII for kids has been doubled by Nickelodeon, and CBS is also working hard to provide fans with an incredible watching experience. When Super Bowl LVIII kicks off, CBS will use 165 different cameras to ensure that fans don’t miss any angle of the game.

CBS has revealed details about the cameras they will be using for Super Bowl LVIII. In total, there will be 165 cameras, including 48 with super slow-motion capability and 24 with 4K zoom extraction.

It will be for the first time that CBS will telecast the game in 1080p HDR and 4K HDR. This 4K zoom will also allow replay which will provide fans closer looks at the game’s critical moments. In fact, for the first time in NFL history, there will be small cameras embedded into the uprights enabling the viewers to look at every kick.

CBS is set to enhance the Super Bowl LVIII viewing experience with extensive camera coverage, including shots of the vibrant atmosphere of Las Vegas outside the stadium. Multiple skycams and fly cams will provide views between the stadium and key points along the Las Vegas Strip.

The broadcast will also feature Augmented Reality (AR) cameras, project players, real-time 3D animation graphics, Red Cat POV cameras for unique replay angles, and a 53-foot MovieBird TechnoCrane for sweeping stadium shots.

The excitement is doubled with a speculation of Taylor Swift’s presence at the game as well. However, earlier this season a Super Bowl script was allegedly leaked claiming the Chiefs will lose the Super Bowl game.

Let’s wait and watch what will happen on Feb. 11. Do let us know in the comments which team you are rooting for this year.

Maheen Zaib

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