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NBC Sports selects EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution for Winter Games

February 16, 2022

NBC Sports has selected EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from Beijing, China, February 2–20. The announcement was made by Darryl Jefferson, VP of Post Operations and Digital Workflow, NBC Sports & Olympics, and Quentin Grutman, Chief Customer Officer at EVS.

NBCUniversal provides coverage of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games from February 2-20, featuring a Winter Olympics-record 2,800+ hours of coverage across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, and the NBC Sports app. The Opening Ceremony was presented on Friday, Feb. 4, live in the morning and again in primetime on NBC and Peacock. Similar to recent Winter Games, NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage began the night before the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 3. Coverage began on Wednesday, Feb. 2, on USA Network and Peacock. NBCUniversal is presenting its 18th Olympic Games, 12th consecutive overall, and sixth straight Winter Games, all the most by any U.S. media company.

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’ flagship XT-VIA servers and LSM-VIA replay and highlights systems to provide the power, scale and versatility needed to deliver the high standards of performance of NBC Olympics’ productions.

“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,” said Jefferson. “The dependable infrastructure 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 Grutman. “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.”

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