NBC Olympics Selects TAG VS As OTT Monitoring Provider For Its Olympic Games Production

TAG Video Systems to enable NBC Olympics to ensure the highest level of quality of OTT during its coverage of Tokyo Olympics.

NBC Olympics has selected TAG Video Systems to provide OTT monitoring and multiviewing for its production of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 – August 8.

TAG Video Systems will provide NBC Olympics with an integrated software-based IP probing, monitoring and multiviewer solution to monitor MPEG Transport Streams originating in Tokyo, which are then logged, categorized and archived in NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn. The system will run on true COTS off-the-shelf servers and give NBC Olympics the ability to view metrics and evaluate the health of the signals every step of the way. It will also allow NBC Olympics the flexibility to custom configure the broadcasts on its multiviewers to fit any desired scenario.

“Like athletes, being selected to participate in the Olympic Games with NBC Olympics is the ultimate achievement, an indication of strength, flexibility and ability,” said Kevin Joyce, Zero Friction Officer, TAG Video Systems. “There is zero room for error during the two-plus weeks of competition, and we are honored to work with NBC Olympics to bring the fans the greatest experience possible.”

“When it comes to monitoring TS over IP, TAG is the choice to give us the complete package,” said Chris Connolly, VP of Transmission Engineering and Operations, NBC Olympics. “With the ability to monitor all of our feeds in the IP domain both visually and through metrics, TAG gives us the confidence to know we have the entire workflow covered.”

You might also like...

The Basic Principles Of Production Control Room Design

Designing and building a production control room means different things to different people and is often accomplished in a myriad of ways.

Keeping Studio IP Media Streams Reliable - Part 2

Distributing error free IP media streams is only half the battle when building reliable broadcast infrastructures. SDP files must match their associated IP media essence or downstream equipment will not be able to decode it. In this article we dig…

Keeping Studio IP Media Streams Reliable - Part 1

Modern broadcast facilities adopting video and audio over IP have found themselves working with thousands, or tens of thousands, of IP streams. Expecting humans to keep track of all these flows, monitor their quality and efficiently fault find is a…

Flexible Contribution Over IP - Part 2

Delivering determinant latency is more important than fighting variable latency, even if it is small. In this article, we look at how codec design and JPEG-XS can scale to make the best use of network bandwidth while keeping latency predictable.

The Pros (And Cons) Of Adding Cloud For Remote Workflows

At this year’s IBC Show in Amsterdam, finally in-person after two years, remote production solutions were scattered throughout the exhibition floors, to no real surprise. Reduced costs, travel and shipping expenses, scalable infrastructure and efficient use of resources were a…