Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Globosat’s SporTV Captivates Olympic Fans in Brazil

The challenge posed by SporTV to broadcast the Rio 2016 Olympic Games resulted in unprecedented coverage aired globally on TV and impressive figures that reflected the success achieved. With 16 commented and narrated channels on Brazilian pay-TV and 56 internet broadcasted channels, more than 4,000 hours were broadcasted.  More

Deltatre Powers Digital Coverage at Rio Olympics for France Télévisions, Globo, TV 2, and Others

By Carrie Bowden French national public broadcaster France Télévisions, Brazil TV and Pay-TV market leaders Globo and Globosat, and Norway’s largest commercial television broadcaster TV2 tapped deltatre to power their digital coverage for the Rio 2016 Olympics. In addition, Radio Televisión Española (RTVE), Scandinavian broadcaster Viasat, and Canadian rightsholder CBC also utilized delatre for their digital […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: Photo Galleries From Behind the Scenes

The Sports Video Group team was on hand at the 2016 Rio Olympics for 20 days, and we used much of that time shooting photos and videos behind the scenes of as many events as possible. There are probably very few people (if any) who managed to visit every site and see almost every sport during […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: NBC Olympics Tech Leaders Reflect on the Massive, Successful Production Effort

The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close, and the NBC Olympics machine, for the most part, is being dismantled (a much smaller technical presence will remain onsite for the 2016 Paralympics). The end of the Games also begins the evaluation of what worked, how operations can be improved, and how the entire Olympics production […]  More

Rio Ratings Roundup: NBC’s ‘TAD’ Represents Second-Highest Audience Ever for Non-U.S. Summer Games, Trailing London 2012

NBC Olympics’ Total Audience Delivery (TAD) – which averages minute viewing across broadcast, cable, and digital – for the 15 nights of the 2016 Rio Olympics averaged 27.5 million viewers. That ranks as the second-highest average audience on record for the primetime competition coverage for any non-domestic Summer Games, trailing only the 2012 London Olympics […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: Industry Veteran Jim Eady Celebrates 20th Olympic Games

Jim Eady is a multiple-Emmy Award winner and the founder/CEO of Broadcast Services International, but one of the roles in his career that have always been closest to his heart is working Olympic Games. Having started as an editor for CBC at the Montreal Olympics in 1978, Eady is now senior technical manager for NBC Olympics, working […]  More

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