NBC Olympics Selects Tektronix Test Equipment

NBC Olympics has selected Tektronix to provide audio and video test monitoring, as well as network monitoring, for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea. The announcement was made by Terry Adams, Vice President, IBC Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Charlie Dunn, General Manager, Video Product Line, Tektronix.

NBC Olympics will use Tektronix WFM7200, WVR7200, WFM5200, and WVR5200 Waveform Monitors, SPG8000A Master Sync and Master Clock Reference Generators to support its coverage of the PyeongChang Games.

The equipment will be used to monitor and test the quality of video and audio content used in NBC Olympics’ production, post production, transmission and distribution workflows in NBC facilities. For HDR/4K applications, NBC will use WFM8300 Waveform Monitors. NBC will also depend on the Tektronix Sentry products for monitoring of the transport streams involved in its production.

“We are pleased to once again have Tektronix as our partner for NBC’s coverage of the Olympics,” said Adams. “During the course of our decade-long relationship with Tektronix, the focus has traditionally been on sync generation and waveform monitoring. While this is still very important, Tektronix transport stream monitoring has also become a significant part of our production as well.”

“By using proven Tektronix solutions, NBC Olympics is well-positioned to deliver the highest quality experience possible to its viewers,” said Dunn.

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.

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