Each and every summer of Big Brother fans know to “expect the unexpected,” but one big change for Season 16 has us really excited — and it has nothing to do with the game itself. According to Vulture, this summer will be the first ever season shown in high definition. Will the Power of Veto shine even brighter in crystal clear HD? We sure hope so!
“We’ve all wanted to go digital,” co-executive producer Allison Grodner told the site, echoing what everyone else in the world was thinking. And the move comes at a good time, especially considering how it is the last regularly scheduled primetime program to still be shown in standard definition — clearly it’s time for it to enter the 21st century! Why the delay? Well, it was a little complicated to make the change.
“It’s not just about swapping out cameras,” co-executive producer Rich Meehan said. “Everything had to be changed…and we couldn’t do anything that would jeopardize production of the series.”
This is true, considering the fact that there are dozens of cameras inside and outside of the house, some fixed and some robotic, that capture thousands of hours of footage that has to be edited down into three hour-long episodes each week — not to mention the live eviction episode. We can just imagine how long it took, and how much it cost, for this change to happen.
“We’ve added 11 new cameras in the house for better coverage,” Rich continued, going on to reveal that the new cameras are outside and in certain rooms and corridors. “We’ve also lowered some of the cameras so viewers are in the action more. You can now see from the kitchen area to the bedroom in one shot. It changes the whole look of the house.”
Get ready to see every hot bod and every hookup even better this time around. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted but never thought to ask for!
What do you think about these changes to Big Brother this year? Hit the comments and sound off!
Big Brother 16 premieres June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.