PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang 2018: By the Numbers – NBC Olympics' Massive Production

NBC Olympics’ coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, begins live on NBC in primetime on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. NBC Olympics will feature more than 2,400 hours of coverage, 10 days of 24-hour programming, and a Winter Olympics-record 89 commentators. Listed below are some key metrics about NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Games: 

  • 900+ Million   Dollars generated in national ad sales for PyeongChang 2018, a Winter Games record.
  • 72,000+           Square feet of space inside the NBC Olympics compound at the International Broadcast Center in PyeongChang. ‘
  • 2,500               Employees working in PyeongChang.
  • 2,400+             Hours of coverage from PyeongChang, most ever for a Winter Olympics.
  • 2,200                Terabytes of video disk storage (8.5 years’ worth of time) in PyeongChang.
  • 1,800+             Hours of live streaming coverage, most-ever for a Winter Olympics.
  • 1,600               Color broadcast monitors in NBC Olympics’ facilities in PyeongChang.
  • 1,000                Employees working in NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, CT
  • 550                  Total cameras used for the OBS host feed.
  • 156                  Additional cameras used by NBC Olympics.
  • 127                  Miles of cable to be used by NBC Olympics in PyeongChang.
  • 126+                NBCUniversal’s coverage hours per day – nearly triple the entire coverage of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (43.5) on ABC.
  • 108                  Number of HD feeds going from PyeongChang to the United States.
  • 102                  Total number of medal events, most ever for a Winter Olympics.
  • 99                    Number of sea containers shipped to PyeongChang by NBC Olympics.
  • 89                    A record 89 NBC Olympics commentators will present coverage of the PyeongChang Games, the most-ever for a Winter Olympics.
  • 54                    Years since NBC’s first Olympic broadcast (1964 Tokyo Games).
  • 29                    Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the International Broadcast Center and venues in PyeongChang.
  • 17                    Studios and control rooms used for NBC Olympics coverage (three studios and two control rooms in PyeongChang; five studios and seven control rooms in Stamford).
  • 16                    Number of Olympic Games (including PyeongChang) broadcast by NBCUniversal, most by any U.S. media company.
  • 15                    Number of sports featured in PyeongChang, comprising 102 medal events.
  • 14                    Number of hours PyeongChang is ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time zone.
  • 13                    Average low temperature in PyeongChang in February in Fahrenheit.
  • 10                    Total number of days of 24-hour Olympic event programming.
  • 4K                   NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will include the availability of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners.
  • 2                      Helicopters providing aerial footage.
  • 1st                    First time NBC’s primetime show will be broadcast live across the country.