NBC Turned to ScheduALL for Olympics

was used by NBC Sports to originate and distribute scheduling information for
more than 3,600 hours of coverage for the 2008 Olympic Games in
Sports Operations System supports complex event operations as well as a variety
of production and transmission workflows. The system delivers a graphic way of
tracking, scheduling, and managing people, resources, and equipment across
multiple time zones in a highly complex, constantly changing environment.
“Now that
we’re repurposing huge volumes of content for broadband streaming, in addition
to providing 24-hour broadcasts from any number of our networks, we have far
too many feeds to handle manually,” says Craig Lau, VP of IT for NBC Olympics. “In
such a high-pressure situation, we can’t afford not to choose the absolute
best-in-breed technology solutions that work flawlessly and effectively. That’s
why we continue to partner with ScheduALL.”
For the
Olympics, ScheduALL stored and managed critical information — such as start and
stop times for each event, video router assignments, and satellite uplink
scheduling — and then passed the information automatically to downstream
systems to facilitate on-air coverage for each feed. In addition, ScheduALL
generated reports with scheduling and resource-allocation data that could be
accessed instantly by personnel in the NBC Beijing operations center as well as
in the company’s central broadcasting facility at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New

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