Super Bowl Watching Tips (Video)
What are you doing for Super Bowl XLI ? Whether it’s hitting the local hot spots, or planning a party in the comfort of your own home, here’s a few tips for you!
First of all, the Super Bowl will be broadcast in High Definition. It will air on our local CBS affiliate, WISH-TV 8, February 4th, 2007. Despite the fact that some games were not in HD during the regular season, the playoffs and Super Bowl will all be in HD. The network makes the decision.
“Like every other network and television station in the country, CBS is in the process of converting their entire operations to High Definition,” says WISH-TV President and General Manager and Windermere resident Jeff White. “This conversion is a major for all of us. It’s the biggest change for television since the transition from black and white to color. It means every piece of equipment from cameras to control room and tape machines to live truck have to be replaced. When a network has multiple games a week, as in the case of CBS, they simply don’t have all the equipment yet to broadcast them all in HD.”
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WISH TV8’s Jeff White explains how the HD TV will work for Fishers residents.
White says ninety-percent of the CBS prime time programs and the CBS Soaps you see on WISH-TV now are in HD. “Reality shows and news programs such as, 60 Minutes are the exception,” explains White.
“If you have an HD television, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you will be able to watch the Super Bowl in HD,” White explained. “If you have cable television through Insight or Comcast and you have a digital set top box, you should be okay. The Super Bowl will not be broadcasted via satellite in HD; however, WISH TV8 will be broadcasting it locally in HD through our traditional analog lines. Just get some rabbit ears or an antenna and you’ll be able to receive the broadcast in HD.”
Part of the Super Bowl fun is the excitement surrounding the event. WISH-TV 8 will carry the pre-game activities as well as the game and post-game fun. “If the Colts make it to Miami, we will have even more coverage!” says Assistant News Director Kevin Finch. “We will have crews covering the team, the fans and all the fun that follows the big game here at home, as well as, in Miami!”
So, there you go, get your dip ready, your ice cold refreshments and enjoy that game in HD this year!
If you are heading out to watch the game, there are plenty of choices nearby.
How can you miss a minute of the big event if you are sitting in Casler’s Kitchen & Pub, located on the southeast corner of 116th and Olio Road, surrounded by 40 televisions? It all goes well with the 30 kinds of beer on tap and more than a dozen martinis.
Casler’s is also a fun spot for the whole family to enjoy, as well.
At Eddy’s Neighborhood Bar and Eatery at the Marina on Geist Lake, you can enjoy the new room in the back with new HDTV’s. Don’t forget to try the now-famous Eddy’s dip!
Water’s Edge Pub and Eatery at 9755 Fall Creek Road is gearing up for a big day. General Manager Carla Mina says “we hav
And don’t forget the new Blue Crew Sports Grill, located at 7035 East 96th Street. Co-owner Randy Collins says it will be a party no matter who’s in the game “Obviously, we want to see the Colts in the Super Bowl,” says Randy. “But, either way, the party will go on with prizes, special prices and give-aways from the sponsors!”
So, it sounds as though a lot of places will hopping for the Super Bowl this year, and if the Colts make it all the way, look out! They all just may be hopping a little bit more.