NBC Chooses Ericsson to Provide Olympics Video Encoder Technology
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. The announcement was made by Christopher Connolly, Sr. Director of Transmission Engineering and Operations and Angel Ruiz, Head of Media Solutions, Ericsson.
Ericsson will provide a range of its leading encoding and satellite receiver technologies to support NBC Olympics video distribution to millions of viewers. Ericsson’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.
Ericsson’s encoding solutions provide high video processing and broadcast performance, and offer the ultimate in decode efficiency for all video formats. The Ericsson media processing platform will deliver the valuable HD content over a combination of both fibre and satellite.
“Ericsson’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,” said Connolly. “With Ericsson’s partnership, we know that we have a reliable and proven solution.”
“We are honoured to once again partner and support the coverage and production of the Olympic Winter Games,” said Ruiz. “By 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.
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