For all of those audiophiles out there, Comcast (parent to NBCUniversal) will offer the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Subscribers to the cable giant’s Xfinity TV service—including its X1, Flex and Xfinity Stream app—will have access to the multichannel audio formats while watching NBC Sports’ nightly primetime show, the Opening and Closing ceremonies, and numerous individual sports. Viewers will also be able to customize their viewing experience for the first time via the Comcast Flex aggregation interface.
Eurovision Sport, the sports distribution arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) operating on behalf of members across the continent, has been expanding on its relationship with Haivision, the US provider of low latency streaming and video encoding technology.
New tools to collect and deliver exceptional performance insights from production, contribution and distribution networks are now available for TV broadcasters and cable headends.
The latest version of ChyronHego’s Tracab optical tracking system has been officially certified by the FIFA Quality Program for Electronic Performance and Tracking Systems (EPTS), an endorsement typically favored by many international broadcasters when choosing on-air graphics systems. To date a total of four tracking systems have achieved this certification.
While the annual NFL Super Bowl typically serves as a great technology showcase for trying out new ways of covering the game on television (e.g., augmented reality graphics and immersive audio), this year’s main Super Bowl LIV game production will employ a well-rehearsed game plan.
Live TV production demonstrated that an all IP and bonded cellular infrastructure can provide reliable world-class coverage at a world-class event.
NBC, Sony and Verizon begin to test how 5G technology will change sports production.
For fans attending the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament, it has become more than just watching the matches. It’s become a festive atmosphere outside the tennis venues, complete with food and sponsor booths that offer varying types of entertainment.