PyeongChang 2018

Live From PyeongChang: Canada’s CBC Uses Dual At-Home Model for Dual-Language Production

With Canadian broadcaster CBC, at the Olympics, you always get a 2-for-1 package. With both English- and French-speaking audiences to serve back home, CBC’s facilities at the IBC in PyeongChang are a stop in the complex transmission and signal routing of feeds to fully staffed control rooms in Montreal and Toronto. Using technology from Nevion […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: Behind-the-Scenes Photos of Ladies’ Halfpipe Finals

Phoenix Snow Park, home of extreme sports, is one of the busiest venues in PyeongChang. It has a wide variety of courses designed to host everything from from moguls to halfpipes to slopestyle, and beyond. Here’s a look from one of the biggest days on the PSP schedule: Ladies’ Halfpipe, which ultimately was a celebration […]  More

The SVG Podcast: Winter Olympics Special With NBC Sports’ Lyndsay Signor (Plus Our Onsite Audio Diary)

The Winter Olympics are under way and, from the IBC to the many venues, SVG is on the scene, covering all the video- production and tech happenings in PyeongChang, South Korea. Through the Closing Ceremony, SVG will bring you special episodes of The SVG Podcast as Executive Director Ken Kerschbaumer and Director of Digital Brandon […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: NBC Olympics Social Team Does Its Part To Drive Ratings, Interest

With each successive Olympic Games, NBC Olympics’ social-media strategy becomes more refined, mature, and expansive. Lyndsay Signor, senior director, consumer engagement, is at her sixth Games and, once again, is steering a team of more than 20 focused on ensuring that moments of Olympic glory, the emotions the Games bring out in athletes and fans, […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre Photo Gallery

For much of Europe, the attention during the 2018 Winter Games has been focused on the activities at the Alpensia Cross-Country Skiing Centre. It is home to a number of events like Nordic Combined, the Skiathlon (which is two cross-country races, one freestyle and one classic), and numerous classic and freestyle races of various distances.  More

Live From PyeongChang 2018: Inside Eurosport’s Mobile Digital Studio With Discovery’s David Schafer

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics have been a boon for social-media–content acquisition and distribution. A premium example is a Mobile Digital Studio deployed here by Eurosport. When the broadcaster picked up the rights to the Games for 48 countries across Europe, the goal was to be more digital– and social-media–focused than any network before.  More

Live From PyeongChang: OBS CTO Sotiris Salamouris on the Challenge of the Winter Games, the Promise of Technology

The Winter Olympics are in the midst of Week 1, and it has already been a challenging one: two consecutive days of alpine events had to be rescheduled because of high winds. And, for the team at Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and the dozens of rightsholders onsite, the change in plans has required juggling of […]  More

PyeongChang 2018: NBC Olympics Selects SES Satellite Distribution for 4K HDR Production of Winter Games

NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group, has selected SES to provide 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) satellite distribution for its production of the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 8-25. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, CTO & SVP, NBC Olympics and Steve Corda, Vice President, North America Media Platform, SES.   More

PyeongChang 2018: NBC Olympics Select NEP Group Mobile Broadcasting, Engineering Consultation And Technical Support For Its Production Of Winter Olympics

NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group, has selected NEP Group to provide mobile broadcasting, engineering consultation and technical support for its production of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 8-25. The announcement was made by Christopher Adams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Glen Levine, President, NEP U.S. Mobile Units.  […]  More

Case Study: How Signiant Technology Moves Media For The Winter Games And Other Major Sports Events

Since their inception, the Summer and Winter Games have endeavored to transcend linguistic and cultural differences through the universal love of sport. However, they haven’t always been the global affair that they are today. The first modern games in 1896 only included 14 nations. Today, 206 countries have official organizing committees to support the Winter and Summer […]  More