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Live from the Tokyo Olympics: Diving at the Tokyo Aquatics Center Photo Gallery

The events at the Tokyo Aquatics Center shift into diving mode during the second week, complete with dive cams, cable cams, handhelds, and underwater cameras. More than ever viewers are able to see what happens both above and below the water to see what it takes to be an Olympic medalist in diving.  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: France TV’s Frederick Gaillard on a French Virtual Studio First

France Télévisions has 190 people, 10 ENG crews, seven edit suites and unique studio set-up where they have a prime location overlooking Tokyo Bay. What makes it unique? All the talent is back in Paris and green-screened into the set, which is located at the France House, about a mile from the IBC.  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: OBS CTO Sotiris Salamouris on the Move to UHD, HDR, IP, and Immersive Audio

When the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games ended, OBS CTO Sotiris Salamouris and his team laid out an ambitious vision for the 2020 Tokyo Games. Not only did they want to transition from SDI to IP, but they also wanted to go all UHD and HDR. It was an ambitious plan, but the team has pulled […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Darryl Jefferson and Jim Miles on NBC Olympics’ File-Based Workflows, Storytelling

Every NBC Olympic effort sees massive changes and advances with respect to file-based workflows, editing, and more. Toss in UHD, HDR, and immersive audio, and those advances are even more challenging and, ultimately, impressive. Darryl Jefferson, NBC Olympics, VP, broadcast operations and technology, and Jim Miles, NBC Olympics, director, digital workflow systems, discussed the multiple-continent, -time zone, […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Baseball at Yokohama Stadium Photo Gallery

Baseball was played as a ‘demonstration sport’ at a number of editions of the Games before being adopted as a medal sport at Barcelona 1992. The sport was contested until Beijing 2008, then removed from the program. Given the popularity of baseball in Japan, an invitation by the International Olympic Committee for the host country […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Wrestling from Makuhari Messe Photo Gallery

It doesn’t get any more traditional than wrestling when it comes to Olympic sports as wrestling was a feature of the ancient Olympic Games in 708 BC, with the sport’s Greco-Roman style included in the first Games of the modern era at Athens 1896. Eight years later, freestyle wrestling was introduced at the St. Louis […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Shooting at Asaka Shooting Range Photo Gallery

In shooting, there are three disciplines; rifle and pistol where athletes shoot at stationary targets in a range and shotgun which involves hitting moving targets. With the exceptions of the St Louis 1904 and Amsterdam 1928 Games, shooting has featured on every Olympic program since the first modern Games in 1896. Women’s events were added […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: RAI Production Team Calls IBC Home for Complete Coverage

The first of August is a day that will go down in Italian sports history as Lamont Jacobs won the gold medal in the men’s 100 meters only minutes after fellow countryman Gianmarco Tamberi captured gold in the men’s high jump. And Italian national broadcaster RAI was on site in force as more than 240 […]  More

With Mobile TV Group’s Cloud Control, RSNs Look To Control Their Own Storytelling for Away Broadcasts

In June, Mobile TV Group’s new Cloud Control remote-production platform officially debuted when Bally Sports North produced its away Twins broadcast from a Cloud Control room at its office in Minneapolis with the MTVG mobile unit onsite at the game in Kansas City. After years of development and extensive testing, this was the first use […]  More

Plagued by Supply-Chain Issues, Pro-Audio Suppliers Invest and Upgrade

Supply-chain problems have beset global manufacturing for over a year, since the COVID pandemic closed down much of the world’s manufacturing and transport. The situation has been exacerbated by growing demand as the pandemic recedes in some areas, even as the supply chain, materials, and especially the critical microchip-supply ecosystem have barely begun to reopen […]  More

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