The IRI stream has some pretty decent commentary that seem mostly tailored for an outside audience, but is nonetheless pretty excellent and sounds very professional.
The announcer seems pretty knowledgeable (although he’s implying that penalties subtract from your score rather than add to your opponents), and the camera angles they’ve got are excellent. In addition, after each match they show some match highlights that really add to the experience.
What do you all think? I hope they can maintain this level of quality all day!
I typically stay away from FRC streams like this as I like to just watch the matches and focus on the robots but my god, this is great commentary. Hats off to the IRI crew! LOVE the special guest segments.
Yeah this ISC commentator is incredible. I don’t know if their crew has any prior FRC knowledge/experience, but wow, they’ve clearly done their homework and have been really knowledgeable about the game and the competition so far. I also love the special guest segments.
Definitely a fan of the ISC coverage of Indiana events the past few years. Not only is the coverage excellent, but having exposure on many local cable TV providers is wonderful (I know this was true for FIN state champs, not sure about IRI). They have done a great job of making coverage understandable for someone with no FRC knowledge while still providing a broadcast enjoyed by the FRC veterans. I love the replays, the behind the glass views of the teams preparing, and most of all the guest commentators who rotate in throughout the day. The combination of a professional comentator with limited robotics knowledge and an experienced FRC mentor leads to good commentary for everyone. Thanks to everyone who put in the work to make this happen!