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06.09.2016

Phoenix Media Group Produces CAFL Draft

June 9, 2016 (KIMBERTON, PA) - It’s not exactly Bristol, Connecticut, but ESPN-style video sports production has arrived in the heart of The Village of Kimberton, Pennsylvania.  Phoenix Media Group (PMG) has been selected to produce the inaugural China Arena Football League player draft prior to the new CAFL season which will begin this October in China.  PMG, a division of Applied Video Technology, Inc (AVT), is transforming the AVT headquarters, located in the newly renovated C. Wilson & Sons former International Harvester Farm Tractor building into four custom TV studio sets. The Main Stage will be used to present and analyze the draft proceedings, and will be hosted by Philadelphia broadcaster Lou Tilley. A second set will feature The Coaches Corner and will be hosted by former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and national broadcaster Ron Jaworski. The third set will be Draft Central, hosted by former NFL defensive end Jason Jones covering the draft selections. The final TV set will house a special Chinese Translation Coverage area. The live stream coverage can be viewed worldwide online in two languages, English and Chinese, at 8pm this Friday night, June 10th on the website www.cafldraft.com

PMG will cover the first six rounds and the entire show is expected to last about two hours.  Over 500 players from the US, China, Germany, Spain and Italy have registered and tried out for the draft.

About CAFL:
The new professional China Arena Football League will be made up of teams located in six major cities located in China. They include the Beijing Lions, the Shanghai Skywalkers, the Guangzhou Power, the Dalian Dragon Kings, the Shenzhen Naja, and the Qingdao Clipper.  The historic first season of US-style indoor professional football will kick off on October 1, 2016 and will conclude with the crowning of the first CAFL champion at the China Bowl on the weekend of on November 5th in the spectacular city of Shanghai.

About PMG:
In addition to the live production space at AVT, PMG offers over 5000 square feet of live production and post-production capabilities featuring green screen and virtual set technology in The Village Studio also located in Kimberton. PMG also offers extensive on-location live multi-camera video production and streaming capabilities and has produced concerts, graduations, corporate events, and a wide variety of live sports content.  Visit www.phxmediagroup.com  for more information.