Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Radio Televisión Española, Viasat Tap deltatre for Digital Coverage

Radio Televisión Española (RTVE) has appointed global sport media services company deltatre to build and design RTVE’s Rio 2016 Olympic Games website, smartphone, and tablet apps. Scandinavian broadcaster Viasat also has appointed deltatre to step up their Olympic digital coverage with the built and support of their Olympic Games’ desktop website at http://stats.viasatsport.se.  More

Stamford Spotlight, Part 1: Inside NBC Olympics’ Largest ‘At-Home’ Production Ever

This is Part 1 of SVG’s four-part series on NBC Olympics’ at-home operation in Stamford, CT. Make sure to check out Part 2, a look at the studios and control rooms; Part 3, on the “Off-Tube Factory” commentary operation; and Part 4, on the Streaming Factory setup. The Rio 2016 Games mark NBC Olympics’ largest “at-home” […]  More

Stamford Spotlight, Part 2: Inside NBC’s Array of At-Home Studios and Control Rooms for Rio

This is Part 2 of SVG’s four-part series on NBC Olympics’ at-home operation in Stamford, CT. Make sure to check out Part 1, an overview of the operation as a whole; Part 3, focused on the “Off-Tube Factory” commentary operation; and Part 4, on the Streaming Factory setup. NBC Olympics’ epic at-home–production effort encapsulates eight […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: Olympic Stadium Athletics Photo Gallery

The second week of the Rio Olympics shifts much of the focus out to the Olympic Stadium, home of athletics (aka track and field events). There are plenty of different types of events that require plenty of different approaches to camera placement and operations. Plans call for 33 cameras on the integrated track, 14 cameras […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: Panasonic Plays Key Role for Ceremonies, Olympic News Channel Ops

Panasonic’s Imaging Network Business Division (INBD) is once again on hand at an Olympic Games, providing important technologies and support to the Opening Ceremony (projectors and switcher used in the staging and production were all provided by Panasonic) as well as a massive technical deployment of equipment in use by OBS for athlete interviews, press conferences, and […]  More

Photo Gallery: NBC Olympics’ At-Home Operation in Stamford, CT

The Rio 2016 Games mark NBC Olympics’ largest “at-home” operation to date, with more than 1,100 people supporting the production from its Sports Production Operations Center (SPOC) in Stamford, CT. Although the Peacock used an at-home production model at 30 Rock in New York for the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics (and, to lesser […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: Bexel’s Craig Schiller on the Future of Big-Event Production

The Bexel team is in Brazil supporting a number of clients with an equipment complement comprising nine production flypacks, 50 camera chains, approximately 100 ENG camera packages (with plenty of lenses as well), graphics systems, RF gear, fiber connectivity kit, and camera-support gear. To Craig Schiller, SVP, global sales and technical services, Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, it […]  More

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