EVS provides production solutions for NBC Sports coverage of the Olympic Winter Games
NBC Sports has recently announced that their production teams have trust on EVS’ LiveCeption Signature® solution during its coverage of Olympic Winter Games from Beijing.
The Opening Ceremony was presented on Friday, Feb. 4, live in the morning and again in primetime on NBC and Peacock. NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage began the night before the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 3; and, on USA Network and Peacock, coverage began on Wednesday, Feb. 2. With respect to this amount of content produced, NBC Universal says it will set a record of more than 2,800 hours of coverage across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC Sports will deploy LiveCeption Signature across the International Broadcast Centers in Beijing and Stamford, and other venues for their 1080p – UHD HDR live production of the Olympic Winter Games. The solution is comprised of EVS’ XT-VIA servers and LSM-VIA replay and highlights systems.
“Our continued partnership with EVS will heavily rely on the XT-VIA platform with even further integration for UHD 1080p and HDR production through the Winter Olympics, building on successes from Tokyo,” affirms Darryl Jefferson, VP of Post Operations and Digital Workflow, NBC Sports & Olympics. “The dependable infrastructures of the provider allow us to seamlessly work in multiple formats and standards, all in real time.”
“We are proud of NBC Sports’ continued trust in EVS and our technology,” said Quentin Grutman, Chief Customer Officer at EVS. “LiveCeption Signature has been designed at its core to meet even the most demanding live production requirements, and we are confident this solution will enhance NBC Sports’ visual narrative of the event.”