PyeongChang 2018: By the Numbers – NBC Olympics' Massive Production
NBC Olympics’ coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, begins live on NBC in primetime on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. NBC Olympics will feature more than 2,400 hours of coverage, 10 days of 24-hour programming, and a Winter Olympics-record 89 commentators. Listed below are some key metrics about NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Games:
- 900+ Million Dollars generated in national ad sales for PyeongChang 2018, a Winter Games record.
- 72,000+ Square feet of space inside the NBC Olympics compound at the International Broadcast Center in PyeongChang. ‘
- 2,500 Employees working in PyeongChang.
- 2,400+ Hours of coverage from PyeongChang, most ever for a Winter Olympics.
- 2,200 Terabytes of video disk storage (8.5 years’ worth of time) in PyeongChang.
- 1,800+ Hours of live streaming coverage, most-ever for a Winter Olympics.
- 1,600 Color broadcast monitors in NBC Olympics’ facilities in PyeongChang.
- 1,000 Employees working in NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, CT
- 550 Total cam
eras used for the OBS host feed.
- 156 Additional cameras used by NBC Olympics.
- 127 Miles of cable to be used by NBC Olympics in PyeongChang.
- 126+ NBCUniversal’s coverage hours per day – nearly triple the entire coverage of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (43.5) on ABC.
- 108 Number of HD feeds going from PyeongChang to the United States.
- 102 Total number of medal events, most ever for a Winter Olympics.
- 99 Number of sea containers shipped to PyeongChang by NBC Olympics.
- 89 A record 89 NBC Olympics commentators will present coverage of the PyeongChang Games, the most-ever for a Winter Olympics.
- 54 Years since NBC’s first Olympic broadcast (1964 Tokyo Games).
- 29 Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the International Broadcast Center and venues in PyeongChang.
- 17 Studios and control rooms used for NBC Olympics coverage (three studios and two control rooms in PyeongChang; five studios and seven control rooms in Stamford).
- 16 Number of Olympic Games (including PyeongChang) broadcast by NBCUniversal, most by any U.S. media company.
- 15 Number of sports featured in PyeongChang, comprising 102 medal events.
- 14 Number of hours PyeongChang is ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time zone.
- 13 Average low temperature in PyeongChang in February in Fahrenheit.
- 10 Total number of days of 24-hour Olympic event programming.
- 4K NBCUniversal
’s comprehensive coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will include the availability of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners.
- 2 Helicopters providing aerial footage.
- 1st First time NBC’s primetime show will be broadcast live across the country.