NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Ericsson to provide video contribution solutions for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 – February 25. The announcement was made jointly by Senior Director of Transmission Engineering and Operations, Christopher Connolly, and Head of Media Solutions, Ericsson, Angel Ruiz.
Ericsson will provide a range of its leading encoding and satellite receiver technologies to support NBC Olympics video distribution to millions of viewers. Ericssonâ€™s specialist engineers will assist with the equipment and system set up, and will also be on site 24/7 to provide multi-site support throughout the event.
Ericssonâ€™s award-winning encoding solutions provide the highest video processing and broadcast performance in the industry, and offer the ultimate in decode efficiency for all video formats. The Ericsson media processing platform will deliver the valuable, high quality HD content over a combination of both fiber and satellite.
â€œEricssonâ€™s reliability and expertise within the compression industry, made them an easy choice to once again support NBC Olympics production of the 2018 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games,â€ said Connolly. â€œWith Ericssonâ€™s partnership, we know that we have a reliable and proven solution.â€
â€œWe are honoured to once again partner and support the coverage and production of the Olympic Winter Games,â€ said Ruiz. â€œBy providing our leading video compression solutions and services, including our market leading encoder and receiver technologies, we are ensuring the highest levels of performance, efficiency and reliability for the broadcast of this prestigious event.”
The Ericsson solution includes its AVP 2000 contribution encoders and its RX8200 Advanced Modular Receivers.
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBC Universal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in US television history.