ESPN8: The Ocho and Hyvion’s skilled flight team unite to provide over 14 hours of live aerial coverage from The Rock Hill Sports & Event Center and Manchester Meadows located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Hyvion’s team piloted unique events that are rarely seen on screen like kickball, wiffle ball, cornhole, and even pogopalooza.
What exactly is ESPN8: The Ocho? It first appeared in the 2004 film “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” starring Vince Vaughn as Peter La Fleur, and Ben Stiller as White Goodman. This film in turn birthed the “real-world” debut of ESPN8: The Ocho in 2017. In both the cinematic and real-world adaptations, The Ocho is known as the “Number 1 destination for ‘seldom seen sports.’” ESPN rebrands its ESPN2 station as The Ocho for a brief period to accommodate this special event, with highlights and aerial content airing on ESPN throughout the day.
Hyvion's flight crew did not shy away from the action, utilizing drones to capture remarkable footage of every pogo stick bounce and every cornzizzle. Primetime aerial coverage of the event, “Slippery Stairs” was provided by the team at Hyvion as well, giving viewers a unique viewing experience exclusive to ESPN8: The Ocho.
“Giving people a chance to see something they may have never watched before from a different perspective is awesome. Especially when it showcases the legendary movie, ‘Dodgeball.’”
“It’s a blast to be a part of something so unique.” stated Zach Huffman founder and CEO of Hyvion, “Giving people a chance to see something they may have never watched before from a different perspective is awesome. Especially when it showcases the legendary movie, ‘Dodgeball.’”
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