NBC OLYMPICS SELECTS SONY TO PROVIDE BROADCAST AND PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT FOR ITS COVERAGE OF THE 2016 GAMES IN RIO

by Sony Pro Team 04/20/2016, in 4K, Cameras, Press, Sony Professional, Production

HD Cameras, XDCAM Camcorders, MVS Switchers and OLED/HD Monitors Support NBC’s Coverage to the United States

 

PARK RIDGE, N.J., April 20, 2016 – Sony is providing HD production technology to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, for its production of the Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5 – August 21.

 

NBC Olympics crews will use more than 100 Sony cameras to capture footage at event venues and record athlete arrivals, interviews, press conferences and other assignments that require studio and portable recording and capture. NBC Olympics will also use Sony’s HDC-4300 4K high frame rate camera system for HD replays and the PWS-4500 XAVC server to capture and store high speed HD content from the HDC-4300.

 

NBC will use several of Sony’s MVS production switcher models – including the MVS-7000X series — to handle feeds from each sports venue to the compound within the International Broadcast Center, and also to originate HD cable coverage on its various networks.

 

Hundreds of Sony professional monitors, a combination of its professional LCD video production and public displays and hundreds of the TRIMASTER EL OLED monitors (BVM and PVM series) will be used for critical evaluation.

 

“In each new Games we are challenged to stay ahead of the curve and offer the best possible images to our viewers, and the most production firepower and flexibility to our production teams,” said David Mazza, CTO & SVP of Engineering, NBC Olympics. “Sony is always rolling out new production gear that ultimately impacts the viewing experience in the home, and this year will be no exception.”

 

To keep everything running smoothly until the Closing Ceremony, Sony’s Professional Services Group is deploying an extensive network of resources to provide 24/7 support for all broadcasting equipment and coverage. Sony’s Systems Solutions team and its Project Management Office has once again been selected to help integrate the NBC Olympics production compound and studio within the International Broadcast Center in Rio.

 

“The equipment we will have on the ground in Rio, from our HD production technology to our newest 4K cameras for crisp replays, is the perfect combination of technology to meet the production requirements and deliver an outstanding telecast,” said Alec Shapiro, president of Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas group

 

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Rio Olympics, please visit: https://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/

 

About Sony Electronics

Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions of America group develops and manufactures video and audio technologies for a range of professional production applications – from 2D to HD to 3D to 4K and more. These include broadcast television and motion picture production, live event production, event videography, ENG/EFP, digital cinematography, digital cinema, videoconferencing, medical, visual imaging, digital signage, remote system diagnostics and monitoring, and IP surveillance and security. Sony professional technologies are used in a range of market segments including houses of worship, government, healthcare, education, and hospitality, among others. For more information, visit, www.sony.com/professional.