Beijing Olympics 2022

Beijing 2022 Reflections: OBS CTO Sotiris Salmouris Discusses 5G, Virtualized OB Vans, and Other Innovations

The Beijing Paralympics conclude later this week and that conclusion marks a difficult effort undertaken by the team at Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and rightsholders around the globe to juggle COVID protocols, production workflows, and technical innovation. Sotiris Salamouris, CTO of OBS, and his team oversaw a number of new innovations at this year’s games […]  More

Beijing 2022 Reflections: NBC’s Darryl Jefferson on the Epic Efforts

The first time Darryl Jefferson, NBC Olympics, VP, broadcast operations and technology, worked an Olympics in Beijing it was for the 2008 Summer Games. At the time the biggest challenge was adjusting to a massive influx of HD material. This year’s Games, however, provided a whole new range of challenges. Jefferson shares his thoughts on […]  More

Beijing 2022: NBC Olympics’ Dave Mazza on Producing Primetime in Stamford, the Challenges of 1080p HDR, and Navigating the Pandemic

Since joining NBC prior to the 1996 Atlanta Games, NBC Olympics SVP/CTO Dave Mazza has seen it all over the course of 13 Olympic Games with the Peacock (17 in his career). But he has been floored by the challenges his team has faced in broadcasting the 2022 Beijing Winter Games and is experiencing the […]  More

Beijing 2022: NBC Olympics’ Karl Malone on How Audio for the Winter Games Came Together

As the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing moves towards its completion, the most significant accomplishment may be that the Games happened at all, taking place in an environment that required the artificial creation of one of its most basic elements — snow — and during the worst global medical disaster in a century. Meanwhile, its […]  More

Beijing 2022: OBS Content+ Helps Digital Efforts; Next-Gen Data Analysis Improves

Every Olympics Games sees an increase in the power that digital distribution via social media and OTT has over workflows and production demands. Karen Mullins, OBS, director of production management, says that to help RHBs provide this dynamic environment in which viewers can experience the content on their own terms and stay ahead of the […]  More

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