Friday, March 31, 2006

Local TV stations barred from shooting footage at Chiefs games

Apparently, we will not see locally-shot footage from Kansas City Chiefs' games (or any other games) any more.
The NFL ruled earlier this week that photographers for local television stations will not be allowed on the sidelines at any NFL games to shoot footage for news and highlight shows. While there was some talk about the ruling being to ease congestion on the sidelines, it appears the main reason for the new rule is the use across the nation of unauthorized footage on TV station websites.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Randy, do you know if this includes print photographers? I know the AP will be there, just curious about local papers running their own photos. Or does this solely affect the electronic media?

Anonymous said...

Rick Rogers has been the biggest culprit of getting the free press passes to attend Chiefs games.

Randy said...

I haven't read anything about local newspapers yet. I will do some further checking.

Globe rat said...

That's a shame. One of my favorite things on Sundays is to see some poor slob stuck in the corner of the endzone with a camera circa 1985 and a KODE sticker slapped across it get bowled over by an opposing receiver who just scored a TD on the Chiefs brilliant secondary.

I predict more game-day features on how long it takes to get Tiffany Alaniz crocked during a tailgate pig roast.

Rick said...

And I used those pass presses to shoot photos for the publications I worked for, i.e. Carthage Press, Neosho Daily News. etc.

Globe rat said...

But did your readers really need those Chiefs or Rams photos, Rick? Your paper should be all about local news and sports coverage. Leave the NFL to the big boys.

Globe Rat said...

While I tend to agree with the sentiments of the last post. It didn't come from the true Globe Rat. Don't they say impersonation is the greatest form of flattery?

However, on the topic of Rick going to NFL games and the necessity of it, that's iffy, but the legitimacy of him shooting the game is without question. I have actually seen him work a couple games. He's working, not up in the press box eating hot dogs and chili fries with Whitlock and Miklasz. And he's not using his credentials to get friends, family or advertisers into the game as other bigger-paper staffers and shooters are want to do, and have been caught doing.

Anonymous said...

Seems to me to be one of the perks of being a big fish in a small pond.