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Stamford Spotlight, Part 1: NBC Olympics’ At-Home Production Goes Full-Throttle 24/7 for PyeongChang 2018

Nearly 7,000 miles separate PyeongChang from Stamford, CT, but, for the past three weeks, the two have been attached at the hip for NBC’s largest and most complex Winter Olympics production to date. The at-home operation at the NBC Olympics Sports Production Operations Center (SPOC) in Stamford is bigger than ever before and has become […]  More

Stamford Spotlight, Part 2: NBC Olympics Brings 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos to the Masses Out of MTVG’s 39FLEX

In one of the largest commitments to 4K HDR and Dolby Atmos by any U.S. broadcaster to date, NBC is presenting roughly 12 hours of content per day in the next-gen video and audio formats on a one-day delay throughout the PyeongChang Games. OBS and NHK are handling capture of the 4K HDR and Dolby […]  More

Stamford Spotlight, Part 3: As Social Media Explodes, NBC Olympics Highlights Factory Churns Out Even More Content

With social media increasingly ubiquitous in the lives of Olympics fans, NBC’s Highlights Factory [HLF] operation has become more integral to the Peacock’s success, delivering hundreds of highlights to various social and web platforms throughout the Games. As a result, NBC continues to beef up the HLF operation in Stamford, CT, tripling the number of […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: OBS’s OVP Offers a Bevy of Streaming-Infrastructure Options to Rightsholders

All across the globe, viewers have enjoyed two weeks of spectacular coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, and not just on their televisions. In fact, the live-streaming numbers pouring in over the past week reveal that a lot of people are watching the Olympics on a device other than their TV.  More

Live From PyeongChang: Akamai Supports a Parade of Nations in Their Streaming Efforts

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics are streaming live in numerous nations across the world and through 30 international broadcasters based in the IBC here. Their efforts are being supported technologically by global CDN (content-delivery–network) powerhouse Akamai. The company provides backend tech to bolster live streaming, while also delivering VOD clips and even virtual-reality products. A small […]  More

Ratings Roundup: NBC, CBC Olympic Numbers Bolstered By Streaming Services

Ratings Roundup is a rundown of ratings news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this edition, both NBC and CBC’s Olympic coverage continues to dominate ratings led by their digital platforms, additional data shows that the College Football Playoff was the second-most watched cable program […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: Extreme Cold Affects Mic Operations

The Winter Olympics is putting cold-weather sports on the front burner. The temperatures in PyeongChang — at a rehearsal for the Opening Ceremony, the temperature was 6 degrees F with a wind chill of -7 degrees, so cold that audiences walked out in the middle of the rehearsal, according to USA Today — reaching record […]  More

Live From PyeongChang: The P.A. People Keeps Clear-Com Intercom Systems Running

Proper communications during Olympics venue operations are of paramount importance to everyone involved. At the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, it has fallen on the team at The P.A. People and OneUp Solutions to ensure that the Clear-Com systems in use are keeping a large portion of key venue personnel in touch before, during, and after events.  More

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