Tokyo Olympics

NBC Stamford Spotlight, Part 1: Stateside Olympics Effort Deploys Army of Studios, Control Rooms, Trucks, ‘Family & Friends’ Unit

NBC Sports is going all out for its coverage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics overseas, but, for this large-scale effort, the stateside team in Stamford, CT, is pitching in with plenty of resources. Stamford is playing its largest role in an Olympics production to date: the two-week event calls for five simultaneous studios and control […]  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: Table Tennis at the Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium Photo Gallery

Table tennis has come a long way from its late 19th century origins as an after-dinner game played by upper-class English families. More than a century later, table tennis has a greater number of recreational players than any other sport and Olympic-level competition is a breathtaking spectacle. Table tennis made its Olympic debut at the […]  More

NBC Stamford Spotlight, Part 2: Extra Year of Prep Boosts NBC Olympics’ At-Home Operation

Since launching in 2013, NBC’s Sports Production Operations Center (SPOC) in Stamford, CT, has used each Olympic Games as an opportunity to take a substantial technological leap forward. With the pandemic-mandated extra 12 months of preparation for this year’s Tokyo Games, NBC’s Stamford engineering team kicked its innovation efforts into hyperdrive.  More

NBC Stamford Spotlight, Part 3: Inside the ‘Off-Tube Factory’ Remote Commentary Workflow

When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the U.S., sports networks audibled and kept on-air talent away from the venue. This is customary for an international event like the Olympics, but the decision also satisfied safety concerns and streamlined operations. In Stamford, NBC Sports developed the largest iteration of its Off-Tube Factory to add remote commentary […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Darryl Jefferson and Jim Miles on NBC Olympics’ File-Based Workflows, Storytelling

Every NBC Olympic effort sees massive changes and advances with respect to file-based workflows, editing, and more. Toss in UHD, HDR, and immersive audio, and those advances are even more challenging and, ultimately, impressive. Darryl Jefferson, NBC Olympics, VP, broadcast operations and technology, and Jim Miles, NBC Olympics, director, digital workflow systems, discussed the multiple-continent, -time zone, […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Shooting at Asaka Shooting Range Photo Gallery

In shooting, there are three disciplines; rifle and pistol where athletes shoot at stationary targets in a range and shotgun which involves hitting moving targets. With the exceptions of the St Louis 1904 and Amsterdam 1928 Games, shooting has featured on every Olympic program since the first modern Games in 1896. Women’s events were added […]  More

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