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Live from Tokyo Olympics: Inside Look at NBC’s IBC Innovation Efforts

The pandemic might have stopped the Olympics for a year, but it didn’t stop NBC Olympics commitment to innovation. In fact, it accelerated it as any innovations at the NBC Olympics IBC plant that the team wanted in place for the Beijing Games in February of 2022 had to be in place for Tokyo 2020. […]  More

Live from the Tokyo Games: Women’s Triple Jump at Olympic Stadium Photo Gallery

The women’s triple jump competition this year saw the an Olympic record set and then a world record set as Venezuelan jumper Yulimar Rojas won the gold in the Women’s Triple Jump (Athletics) event of the Tokyo 2020 (in 2021) Olympic Games at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium with a massive distance of 15.67. After breaking […]  More

Live from the Tokyo Olympics: BMX Free at Ariake Urban Sports Park Gallery

BMX has its roots in the racing culture that existed in California in the mid-1970s and the sport has been transformed from grassroots and a “misfit” culture to a mainstream sport thanks to extensive television coverage. At the Tokyo 2020 Games, competitors will compete in the park discipline which sees riders execute tricks on obstacles […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: YLE Focuses on Athletics, Expands Remote-Production Efforts

Finland’s YLE was planning a mostly hybrid production model, with a team here in Tokyo producing the athletics coverage for viewers back home, but the COVID pandemic required a shift in plans and an increase in signals being sent home: there are 20 lines connecting the IBC in Tokyo to the OB1 production truck and […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Karl Malone on the Move to Immersive Audio and Keeping Remote Commentators Connected

Karl Malone, NBC Sports and NBC Olympics, director, sound design, says the 2020 Olympics is truly the audio Olympics. He jokes that he says that every Olympics, but it’s hard to argue with that this time around: next-generation immersive audio, with 5.1.4 (think regular surround sound with four additional channels overhead to give height to […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Russia’s Channel One Embraces EVS IPD-VIA

Channel One Russia is delivering 12 hours of live sports content to viewers back home, and its production philosophy is unique this year: a production gallery that is integrating commercials and other elements here in Tokyo and sending a complete show back home. It is also the first Olympic broadcaster to use EVS IPD-VIA.  More

Watch Now! Mental Health Minute, Ep. 10: Finding a Connection With Your High Schooler

Welcome to the final episode of the Mental Health Minute, part of a new 10-part series created by SVG and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Created for sports production professionals like those working hard at the Olympics, each episode takes a look at how to deal with a specific issue. Today’s episode focuses on how to […]  More

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