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...

Multiviewers For Flexible Operations - Part 1

IP and COTS infrastructure designs are giving us the opportunity to think about broadcast systems in an entirely different manner. Although broadcast engineers have been designing studio facilities to be flexible from the earliest days of television, the addition of…

Core Insights - Esports - A New Prescription For Broadcasting

Moving to IP is allowing broadcasters to explore new working practices and mindsets. Esports has grown from IT disciplines and is moving to broadcast and has the potential to show new methods of working.

Monitoring An IP World - OTT - Part 2

In this second instalment of our extended article on monitoring in OTT and VOD, we take a look at the core infrastructure and discuss how to analyze systems to guarantee that video, audio and metadata is reliably delivered through network…

Monitoring An IP World - OTT - Part 1

Monitoring has always been the engineers’ best friend as it turns apparent chaos into order and helps us understand what is going on deep inside a system to deliver high-quality pictures and sound. As OTT continues to play a more p…

HDR For Cinematography - Part 2

In this second installment of our extended article looking into HDR for cinematography we look at the practical aspects and applications of HDR.