PyeongChang 2018: NBC Olympics Selects Canon U.S.A. To Provide Field and Studio Equipment for Its Production of Winter Games
NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group, has selected Canon U.S.A. to provide a wide variety of HDTV field, portable and studio lenses for its broadcast of the Winter Olympics, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 8-25. The announcement was made today by Chip Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Yuichi Ishizuka, President and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Over 70 Canon broadcast lenses will be used, including the DIGISUPER 95 TELE long-zoom field lens featuring a focal length of 1178mm (2356mm with 2x Extender); the DIGISUPER 27 studio lens providing HD imagery in a studio environment; the HJ14ex4.3B wide-angle HD lens capturing a panoramic 96.3 degrees angle-of-view; and the HJ24ex7.5B HDTV field telephoto zoom lens, providing a 7.5-180mm zoom range in a compact, portable body.
“A Winter Olympics production can be tough on equipment and especially lenses,” said Adams.
Canon lenses have always proven themselves in difficult conditions. The images, equipment and the support we get from Canon are always exceptional.”
“We are honored to once again be chosen as the broadcast lens provider for NBC” said Ishizuka.