Voice Over. BU Terriers Unleashed

Voice Over: BU Terriers Unleashed

Boston based Voice Artist Andy Taylor narrates the 2023-24 season of “BU Terriers Unleashed.” The 30-minute show produced by Moody Street TV profiles Boston University athletics, and airs regularly on NESN.

BU Terriers Unleashed. Episode 501

Throughout the 2023-24 season, Moody Street TV takes viewers behind the scenes of Boston University’s athletic program. The show gives fans an inside glimpse at the life of its student athletes.

In this episode, the Women’s Soccer team takes us behind-the-scenes on their road trip to Bucknell. The Field Hockey squad showcases the strength of its globally diverse sophomore talent. Athletic director Drew Marrochello takes us inside BU’s new Center for Computing and Data Sciences in a chat with soccer goalkeeper William Clavier. Finally, we learn how BU student athletes continue to benefit from BU’s partnership with wearable technology innovator WHOOP.

Thanks to Moody Street TV for the partnership.

“Thanks for the VO and pick-ups. Always great!”

– Steve Sera. Moody Street TV President and Executive Producer

Narration for Network Programs, Promos and Sponsor Bumpers

As technology disrupts and transforms how viewers access shows, the role of voice over in television continues to expand. Traditionally, nonfiction programming like documentaries featured a popular host who spoke directly to viewers in frame. While the host narrated most of the program, the viewer still had an established idea of who was speaking. Meanwhile, for decades fictional sitcoms featured the same set of actors portraying known characters in weekly, relatable stories.

That said, due to rise of cable networks in the 1980’s, and the subsequent need to design shows more affordably, faceless voice over spiked. As a result, nonfiction programming like news specials and documentaries often featured a single narrator, never seen on camera. Additionally, fictional sitcoms like The Wonder Years (inspired by narration-heavy movies like A Christmas Story and Stand By Me) used voice over as the driving narrative, as well.

Initially a cost-saving measure (voice-only roles don’t pay the scale of on-camera work), voice over then became an effective asset. Many producers and directors quickly understood the value of presenting content without a host’s intervention. Put another way – instead of hiring a “star” to deliver the narrative, the narrative was the “star.” No distractions. Additionally, no viewer pre-judgement based on the talent hired.

Television Program Voice Over by Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor provides voice over for national and local network shows like Arthur Ashe Kids Day on ABC and BU Terriers Unleashed on NESN in New England. Additionally, he is the network bumper voice for ESPN’s coverage of World Team Tennis.

If you require American voice over for your upcoming television pilot, get in touch with Andy Taylor. Request a demo for your program and see if Andy’s sound fits your vision for the overall production.