PyeongChang 2018: Ericsson To Provide NBC Olympics Video Encoder Technology
NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group, has selected Ericsson to provide video contribution solutions for its production of PyeongChang 2018 in South Korea, from Feb. 8 – 25. The announcement was made by Christopher Connolly, Sr. Director of Transmission Engineering and Operations and Angel Ruiz, Head of Media Solutions, Ericsson.
Ericsson will provide encoding and satellite receiver technologies to support NBC Olympics’ video distribution. Ericsson’s specialist engineers will assist with equipment and system setup, and will also be on site 24/7 to provide multi-site support throughout the event.
Ericsson’s encoding solutions, which include its AVP 2000 contribution encoders and its RX8200 advanced modular receivers will provide video processing and broadcast performance in the industry and decode efficiency for all video formats. The media processing platform will deliver high-quality HD content over a combination of both fiber and satellite.
“Ericsson’s reliability and expertise within the compression industry, made them an easy choice to once again support NBC Olympics production of the 2018 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games,” said Connolly.
“With Ericsson’s partnership, we know that we have a reliable and proven solution.”
“We are honored to once again partner and support the coverage and production of the Olympic Winter Games,” said Ruiz.
“By providing our leading video compression solutions and services, including our market leading encoder and receiver technologies, we are ensuring the highest levels of performance, efficiency and reliability for the broadcast of this prestigious event.”