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NBC Sports selects MediaKind for Winter Games production

February 16, 2022

NBC Sports has selected MediaKind to provide video contribution and distribution solutions for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing.

NBCUniversal provides coverage of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games (to February 20th), featuring a record 2,800+ hours of coverage across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC and the NBC Sports app. The Opening Ceremony was presented on February 4th, 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 February 3rd. Coverage began on February 2nd 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 US media company.

NBC Sports will utilise MediaKind’s range of video processing and advanced modular receiver technologies to support NBC Sports’ high quality, low latency, and reliable video distribution to viewers throughout the US. MediaKind’s specialist engineers will also assist NBC Sports with the installation of equipment and system setup, and be present on-site to offer multi-site support throughout the event.

“With MediaKind’s continued advancement in high quality compression and decode reliability, we are excited to once again partner with them for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games,” said Christopher Connolly, VP of Transmission Engineering and Operations, NBC Olympics. “With their partnership, we will be able to provide solutions to our NBC Sports production partners so they can deliver the Olympics in the highest quality to all viewing platforms.”

“While content is now delivered to more platforms and screens than ever before, the same principles of successful live event coverage still apply: ensuring resiliency, reliability, and optimal picture quality,” added Allen Broome, CEO, MediaKind. “We have a very proud history supporting NBC Sports’ production of this event, and this partnership further demonstrates our long-term commitment to enabling the high-quality viewing experiences that captivate NBC Sports viewers.”

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