To better explain what it is we do here, we thought it best to offer you a virtual Tour de BS. That stands for Black Sheep BTW. We hope this tour proves helpful in giving you a clear and concise understanding of the services we provide our clients. We like to take it ourselves during those times when we forget exactly what it is we do, and it always works for us.
CBS Sports, “Court of Change”
A one-hour documentary, created to celebrate Black History Month, that examined the role that basketball has played as a vehicle for social change in this country. Interviews included Dr. Harry Edwards, Oscar Robertson, Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Hubie Brown, Kenny Smith, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Earl Lloyd among others.
CBS Sports, “Basketball Confidential”
a 24/7 look into various Top Ten NCAA programs but from the coach’s point of view. Featured schools included: Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Missouri, UNLV and Gonzaga. Our unprecedented, all-access approach submerged viewers deep inside the culture of each leading program providing a unique perspective into their brand and storied traditions.
ESPNU, “The Climb: UConn Women’s Quest for Perfection”
A Primetime two-year series documenting UConn’s journey to NCAA history in breaking UCLA’s 88 game win streak. The Climb is about a journey into a rarified atmosphere of athletic success and fame. But this attempted assault on the basketball pinnacle -- like the death-defying ascents to the top of Everest -- was far from a "slam-dunk." And with an uncertainty of achievement that rivals the sureness of the goal, there is an inherent dramatic arc. Each step in the climb brought the team tantalizingly closer, while ratcheting up the pressure by an order of magnitude.
ESPN “ESPN Road Trip”
Created, launched and produced this once on-line show that provided an all-access pass each week to College Football’s biggest games. Successfully developed and quickly moved RT to the broadcast side on ESPNU in second year and now entering 4th broadcast season. Worked closely with sales department in creating product placement opportunities.
Primetime, off-the-wall, 13 episode series that offered viewers unlimited access to today’s biggest celebrities at some of the country’s most exclusive golf courses. Entirely created and produced by Tempo, show featured guests such as Don Cheadle, James Woods, Heather Locklear, Alex Rodriguez and Mike Ditka…. each episode featured plenty of stupidity to keep viewers entertained and an original music performance by various artists each week to help tell the story. Series doubled the previous ratings in same prime time slot.
ESPN, “ESPN Bowling Night”
ESPN needed to fill a prime-time void…Tempo created, produced and was responsible for every aspect of an eight episode show that brought together sports’ biggest names: Dwayne Wade, Terrell Owens, Jennie Finch, Shaun White and Laila Ali headlined a diverse group of athletes. Hosted by Mike & Mike.
ESPN “Two on Two”
An up close and personal, primetime docu-talk show series that featured a number of sports legends: Mohammad Ali, Larry Bird, Carl Lewis, Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Magic Johnson, LeBron James, Sugar Ray Leonard and Mary Lou Retton to name a few.
ESPN, “ESPN 100”
This annual one-hour special coincides with ESPN The Magazine’s issue of the year’s top moments in sports. Required an extremely coordinated effort that engaged multiple divisions across all platforms, with a unified look and message.
NBC Sports Network, “Dakar”
Deployed two separate production teams half a world away to cover earth’s most grueling test of endurance for trucks, cars and motos. Nearly one month and over 7,000 kilometers, The Dakar is as tough to produce as it is to win or even finish. Half-hour daily shows turned around, voiced, sweetened, mixed complete with graphics and studio wraps in less than 8 hours…every day for 22 days. It was a grind to-say-the-least but our efforts proved successful as ratings increased by 100% over previous years. Three years running on NBC Sports Network.
FOX BTN, “Friday Night Tailgate”
Created as branded entertainment and rich in product placement, Tempo produced this weekly 60 minute show hosted by Second City improv actors who visit and “grade” a different college campus each week on the stuff that truly matters…the music scene, culture, late night eats…etc. Show is entering 5th season.