Tokyo Olympics

Live From Tokyo Olympics: Karl Malone on the Move to Immersive Audio and Keeping Remote Commentators Connected

Karl Malone, NBC Sports and NBC Olympics, director, sound design, says the 2020 Olympics is truly the audio Olympics. He jokes that he says that every Olympics, but it’s hard to argue with that this time around: next-generation immersive audio, with 5.1.4 (think regular surround sound with four additional channels overhead to give height to […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: ARD/ZDF Adjusts; Production Control Rooms in Mainz, Germany, Play Key Role

When German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF originally planned out their Tokyo Olympics effort, they included a studio with a view of Rainbow Bridge, a control room for the studio, edit facilities, and more. The studio, which is shared with Austria’s ORF and Switzerland’s SRG (each has its own studio), is located along the water, […]  More

Live From Tokyo Olympics: OBS Director of Digital Content Production Matt Millington On Widgets, Athlete Moments, and VR

OBS puts a lot of energy and time into digital fan engagement offerings so what happens when the fans aren’t in the stands supporting their nation, and cheering on their friends and family? For OBS it meant filling the gap with a new type of digital experience, one that not only can get virtual fans […]  More

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