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

Live From Rio 2016: NBC Olympics Tackles HDR, Atmos Surround

The Olympics are often a time of technical trials, not just for new workflows but for new technologies as well. The 2016 Olympics were no exception, and topping the list was an effort by NBC and Sony to cover the Opening Ceremony in 4K HDR on the video side and by NBC and Dolby to […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: NHK Takes 8K Production to New Level

If it’s a major global sports event, there is a pretty good chance NHK is on hand with an 8K production team. This was true at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a couple of exciting developments: the Japanese broadcaster had two 8K production teams and four production vehicles, two for video and two for audio.  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

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: Globosat, SporTV Is All In for Home Olympics

The Brazilian Olympics fan had no lack of choices when it came to deciding how to tune in for Brazil’s exciting win over Germany in men’s Olympic football and virtually every other sport. Brazilian TV provider Globosat broadcast the action not only on its over-the-air service but also on its SporTV cable channel, for a total 16 […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: SMT Crunches the Numbers for NBC Olympics

For the ninth straight Olympics, SMT is on hand within the NBC Olympics operations at an IBC, once again providing real-time data and timing information that helps enhance the production via on-air graphics, scheduling, and searches for content in the media-asset–management (MAM) system.  More

Live From Rio 2016: Match TV Keeps Russian Viewers Tuned in to Olympics

Having launched last November, Russia’s Match TV over-the-air public sports channel may be a rookie when it comes to an Olympic Games, its production team of 130 people has managed to overcome a number of obstacles to deliver coverage that has more than satisfied Borislav Volodin, COO/head of Olympics production, Match TV.  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

Live From Rio 2016: A CCTV Olympic First as Digital Team Makes the Trip

China’s public-broadcasting sports network, CCTV, is onsite at the Rio Games with a team of nearly 400 people creating 19 hours of content locally that is matched up with five hours of content created in Beijing. That double punch gives Chinese viewers 24/7 coverage of the Games on TV as well as content delivered via […]  More

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