Rio 2016

Live From Rio 2016: Photo Galleries — Judo, Boxing, and Shooting

Carioca Arena 2 (CA2): Judo Judo battles take place at Carioca Arena 2 in the Barra Olympic Park. Judo is a dynamic combat sport that demands both physical prowess and great mental discipline. From a standing position, it involves techniques that allow you to lift and throw your opponent onto their back. On the ground, […]  More

Rio 2016: Products Deployed Reflect How Sports Audio Is Changing

Broadcast audio at the 2016 Rio Olympics demonstrates the rapid uptake of IP-based audio transport in the industry. Much of that is taking place out of sight, in the domain of intercoms and other back-channel communications. But the efficiencies and cost-effectiveness of IP will be more broadly apparent in the near future.  More

Live From Rio 2016: Golf Channel EP Molly Solomon Relishes Golf’s Return to Games

For the first time since 1904, golf has made its triumphant return to the Summer Olympic Games, and NBC Olympics and Golf Channel are giving the sport the royal treatment. Molly Solomon, executive producer for Golf Channel, reflects on the success of the event so far and compares preparations for this tournament  with those for a traditional major […]  More

Rio Ratings Roundup: Usain Bolt, Justin Rose Drive Big Sunday Audience for NBC, Golf Channel

Viewership for NBC’s Sunday night broadcast featuring Usain Bolt’s historic victory in the 100 meters, peaked at 34.9 million between 9:15-9:30 p.m. ET/PT, as Bolt sprinted to his third-consecutive 100-meter Olympic gold. Sunday’s primetime Rio Olympics coverage posted a Total Audience Delivery (which accounts for average minute viewing across broadcast, cable, and digital) average of 28.1 […]  More

Live From Rio 2016: Sky New Zealand Keeps Kiwis Front and Center

Sky New Zealand’s team of 26 production professionals is tapping into the same technical backbone it used for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year, ensuring that a production team of more than 200 back home has everything it needs to keep its Olympic fans happy and tied into the action. That technical backbone is provided […]  More

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