SES capacity for NBC Winter Games
February 5, 2014
SES has been selected to provide satellite capacity to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia, from February 6th.
NBC Olympics will use Ku-band capacity aboard the NSS-7 satellite to distribute HD Olympics coverage directly from event venues and a pair of roaming NBC News SNG (satellite news gathering) vehicles to the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) at the Sochi Games.
A portion of the capacity will provide emergency backup capabilities, enabling NBC to route HD Olympics traffic from Sochi to North America over NSS-7, if necessary. SES’ NSS-7 satellite and NSS-5 satellite played an integral role in NBC Olympics’ coverage of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.