PyeongChang 2018

Stamford Spotlight, Part 1: NBC Olympics’ At-Home Production Goes Full-Throttle 24/7 for PyeongChang 2018

Nearly 7,000 miles separate PyeongChang from Stamford, CT, but, for the past three weeks, the two have been attached at the hip for NBC’s largest and most complex Winter Olympics production to date. The at-home operation at the NBC Olympics Sports Production Operations Center (SPOC) in Stamford is bigger than ever before and has become […]  More

Stamford Spotlight, Part 3: As Social Media Explodes, NBC Olympics Highlights Factory Churns Out Even More Content

With social media increasingly ubiquitous in the lives of Olympics fans, NBC’s Highlights Factory [HLF] operation has become more integral to the Peacock’s success, delivering hundreds of highlights to various social and web platforms throughout the Games. As a result, NBC continues to beef up the HLF operation in Stamford, CT, tripling the number of […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: Akamai Supports a Parade of Nations in Their Streaming Efforts

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics are streaming live in numerous nations across the world and through 30 international broadcasters based in the IBC here. Their efforts are being supported technologically by global CDN (content-delivery–network) powerhouse Akamai. The company provides backend tech to bolster live streaming, while also delivering VOD clips and even virtual-reality products. A small […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: Extreme Cold Affects Mic Operations

The Winter Olympics is putting cold-weather sports on the front burner. The temperatures in PyeongChang — at a rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony, the temperature was 6 degrees F with a wind chill of -7 degrees, so cold that audiences walked out in the middle of the rehearsal, according to USA Today — reaching record […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: The P.A. People Keeps Clear-Com Intercom Systems Running

Proper communications during Olympics venue operations are of paramount importance to everyone involved. At the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, it has fallen on the team at The P.A. People and OneUp Solutions to ensure that the Clear-Com systems in use are keeping a large portion of key venue personnel in touch before, during, and after events.  More

Live From PyeongChang: Speed Skating Photo Gallery

Gangneung Oval is the Speed Skating venue located within the Gangneung Olympic Park in the Coastal Cluster. From the first days of this year’s Games, it has been busy with the world’s best speed skaters facing off in a number of events and a number of distances. Covering the events involves plenty of jibs, rail […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: NBC Olympics Digital Workflow Group Finds Its Groove

Darryl Jefferson, VP, postproduction and digital workflow, NBC Sports, his team, and more than 600 people at NBC Olympics split between PyeongChang and Stamford, CT, find themselves in a good spot at the 2018 Olympics. A wide range of testing and preconfiguration allowed a massive digital infrastructure to be up and running in the days […]  More

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