March 2, 2007
KPI COMPLETES SEASON OF THE GARY WILLIAMS TELEVISION SHOW
Kitay Productions has completed the tenth and final episode of "The Gary Williams Show" for 2007, for broadcast on cable television stations across the nation.
In partnership with The MediaWorks, Kitay Productions took ownership of the official coach's television show for Maryland men's basketball last fall, and set out to revamp and improve the show's production quality. For the first time ever, "The Gary Williams Show" was shot live-to-tape, using the video scoreboard control room of the Comcast Center, to ensure that each episode had the most current and up-to-date information for Maryland fans. Each episode was shot at a different location within Comcast Center, to help show off the state-of-the-art arena to fans and recruits. Weekly features included an in-depth player profile, a player of the week, a state-of-the-team analysis with Coach Williams, a look ahead ahead to upcoming games, and a glimpse inside an unheralded aspect of the basketball program in a feature titled "Terrapins Today."
Beginning after the New Year, each episode was shot on Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at the Comcast Center, and transmitted via fiber line to Comcast SportsNet, which provided the debut airing that same evening. The show was then re-broadcast nationally on CSTV, and available at anytime on-demand through Maryland's official websbite, www.umterps.com.
Kitay Productions produced all of the video features, designed all of the graphics, prepared all scripts and formats, hired the crew, and directed the live show.