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Marc Rowley

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Marc Rowley is an American inventor and entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Live CGI. His inventions and innovations include the Quinstream broadcasting technology, the Tachyon League, the Pylon Cam, SportsCenter Rundown and multiple other sports enhancements.  He worked in live sports starting in 1993 at Virginia Tech, then freelance, and later at ESPN from 1998 until 2017.[1]

Early life[edit]

Marc went to Oak Harbor High School and Robinson Secondary School before studying at Virginia Tech.

Career[edit]

Sports Producing and Sports Innovations[edit]

Marc started his sports career as a video assistant with the Virginia Tech football team in 1993. Marc then moved to freelance work from 1995-1998 with Creative Sports. He began working at ESPN in 1998 working on College Gameday for ESPN. Marc then went on to being a producer on SportsCenter, which won two Emmy awards during his tenure in 2002 and 2003. Marc later became a coordinating producer on Mike & Mike in the Morning on ESPNews and ESPN2. Marc was also part of the team which won additional Emmy's for College Gameday in 2010 and 2011

In 2009, Marc moved into ESPN's Production Enhancements team and worked on the first-ever augmented reality driven virtual playbook which won an Emmy in 2009.[2] In 2010, his team won a Media Vanguard award from AdAge for virtual and augmented reality production.[3] In 2015, as the then Director of Production Enhancements, Marc's team was nominated for another Emmy for their invention and introduction of the Football Pylon Camera.[4][5] The Pylon Camera changed the outcome of three College Football games and two NFL games in its first year of use.[6]

Marc retired from ESPN in 2017 to return to being an entrepreneur. 

Entrepreneur[edit]

He started his first business in 1995 with an internet design company, however it never took off. 

After leaving ESPN as Director of Production Enhancement in 2017, Marc created the Tachyon League.[7] Tachyon League is a hybrid live-and-augmented reality arena sport. Marc then went on to build out the technology for the league by founding Live CGI[8] and the Quinstream player.[9]

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • 2002 Emmy - Producer, SportsCenter
  • 2003 Emmy - Producer, SportsCenter
  • 2009 Emmy - Inventor, Virtual Playbook
  • 2009 IBC Global Content Creation, Virtual Playbook
  • 2009 First - 4K video broadcast in live sports
  • 2010 Emmy - Producer, College Gameday
  • 2010 Media Vanguard Award, Virtual and Augmented Reality production[3]
  • 2011 Emmy - Producer, College Gameday
  • 2014 First - ESPN Esports Producer
  • 2014 First - ESPN Drone Racing Producer
  • 2014 First - Live 360 VR use in Monday Night Football
  • 2015 Emmy Nomination, Pylon Camera
  • 2019 NAB Product of the Year Nominee - LiveCGI

References[edit]

  1. "Marc Rowley ESPN Front Row".
  2. Barnes, Brooke (5 Sep 2008). "At ESPN, Play-by-Play Goes Virtual". New York Times.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "2010 Media Vanguard Award - ESPN". AdAge.
  4. "ESPN Frontrow Pylon Cam Captures Winning End Zone Footwork".
  5. "Touchdown, Not So Fast, Let's See it on Pylon Cam".
  6. "ESPN Pylon Cam passes testing".
  7. "Tachyon League Website".
  8. "Live CGI Website".
  9. "Quinstream.com".


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