Types of Sports Broadcast Jobs

In sports broadcasting, a sports broadcaster 스포츠중계 (or play-by-play commentator, sports anchor, or play-in-voice announcer) gives a live commentary of an athletic event or game, usually in the past tense, often using specialized terminology to describe the play-in-person experience. These sports broadcasters are sometimes called play-by-plays (P), reporters (R), or hosts (H). They may be called play-backs (RE), in which they play the replay of the previous play but without mentioning who was the receiver or quarterback on the field at the time it happened, or in which they simply relay the play as it occurs. A current play-by-play is a kind of inside information tip, generally given by a sports broadcaster before the ball is thrown or kicked, and occasionally used after a play has ended to refresh an overview of how the match may end. Sports anchors are called play-by-plays (P) or analysts (E), while sports editors (S), color commentators (C), or game analysts (A) is involved in more detailed reporting. The sports broadcast teams (F) and coaches (G) are also part of the audience and can be called by this name.

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Sports broadcasters are also often called reporters (R), since they often act as reporters on-field and get the play-in-person perspective of the game from the sports broadcasting studio. This group of reporters may have many specialized areas of expertise, including college and professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, motorsport, and racing. In sports broadcasting, they can also work as freelance reporters (F) or scorers (S), reporting directly from the field or playing venues. Sports reporters (F) specialize in covering sports competitions, such as horse racing, ice skating, swimming, and golf. Scorers (S) are responsible for reporting results of athletic events through reports and statistics.

In contrast to the broadcasters who are often playing sports themselves, sportscasters are often the ones providing commentaries. Often, a sportscaster works with another commentator and the two of them give their own perspectives. However, not all sportscasters can simply copy the voice of a given player or sport, since every voice has a distinctive quality. A sportscaster should thus have some ability to distinguish between voices and inflections when a given athlete is speaking. They should also have good body language, with a relaxed, casual tone and a clearly articulated diction.

Color commentators usually provide color commentary during sports broadcasts. These correspondents may be color assistants for live sports broadcasts, doing post-game reports, announcing highlights, or relaying game notes to the audience. Color commentaries are a great source for viral video content, as fans love to see themselves in a popular video.

Freelance sports broadcasting commentators and play-by-play amateurs often commentate for free for amateur sports broadcasts on smaller stations. However, they are not officially employed by a particular sports league, either because they do not have a contract with the league or they work off a free agent basis, getting their opinions for a few dollars. Sometimes they even commentate for teams for free, as sports leagues are often willing to allow analysts to call practices, games or other events if they know the commentator will give fair and sincere opinions. Freelance sports broadcasting commentators and sportscasters are usually of very high quality, being able to offer clear and concise calls.

The final type of sports broadcast is the sideline reporter. A sideline reporter covers the action directly from the field, sitting in a seat just a few rows behind the play. He is often the primary reporter for a given game, but he is not needed for in-depth reports. He does not call plays but does have the ability to ask a question to the coaches or other officials.