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CNN Interviews Amy Van Dyken (Former Olympian) On Greenscreen Set From HD Broadcast AZ

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unguardedCNN needed a studio that was ADA accessible. HD Broadcast AZ could easily accommodate Amy Van Dyken in our greenscreen studio where network-style lighting and sound, combined with our NewTek TriCaster professional video switcher, could broadcast the interview for CNN’s Unguarded with Rachel Nichols show.

Watch Segment Here: Unguarded: The Amazing Amy

“She (Amy Van Dyken) was fantastic! And you guys did a great job with the green screen!! I was telling my director that there is no way it could have been done better,” said CNN’s Robert Melendez.


The Greenscreen studio side of the HD Broadcast AZ facility can be used for live show broadcasts, contributor segments, group interviews and much more. With a network environment, on-the-fly video productions can be done complete with multi-camera shoots, jib mounts, steady cam, virtual sets, titling, roll-in video, animation, special effects, and branded network graphics.

About Amy Van Dyken

Van Dyken Rouen, 41, overcame asthma to win the 50-meter freestyle and 100 butterfly at the 1996 Olympics and also was on two winning relays, becoming the first U.S woman to win four golds at one Olympics. She added two more Olympic relay golds in 2000.

Amy Van Dyken Rouen, a six-time Olympic gold-medal-winning swimmer, suffered injuries during an all-terrain vehicle accident in 2014. Her husband, former Denver Broncos punter Tom Rouen, told the Denver Post that she suffered a broken back in the accident. The Associated Press reported that she severed her spine. A post on Facebook from the Van Dyken and Rouen families said she severed her spinal cord at the T11 vertebra and that the broken vertebra came within millimeters of rupturing her aorta.

USA Swimming released a statement:

“The USA Swimming family is devastated to learn of Amy Van Dyken’s unfortunate accident. We’re happy to hear that she escaped and is now in great care. That she is already ‘acting like her typical spunky, boisterous, ebullient self’ shows she’s on a great path. Amy is a champion who has proven throughout her life that she is a fighter who takes on challenges and comes out on top. We know Amy will tackle her rehabilitation with vigor and be back on her feet sooner rather than later.”

University of Arizona swim coach Rick DeMont said Van Dyken Rouen “had the meet of her life (at the 1996 Olympics) at the right time and goes down in history because of it. That’s something you can never take away. I wish her all the best. I hope there is some healing coming.”

2012 Olympian Breeja Larson said of Van Dyken Rouen: “It’s heartbreaking for someone whose whole passion is to be active. To have it stripped from you is really rough. I hope the best for her. I can’t even fathom what my Plan B would be (if put in the same situation).”

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