NBC Sports Uses Sony Imaging And Monitoring Technology For Olympic Coverage

Among NBC Sports’ kit used for its coverage of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games is over 100 Sony cameras on site and 300 reference monitors.

The monitors include BVM-HX310 4K HDR master series for picture evaluation and PVM-X Series 4K HDR TRIMASTER monitors for on set and location monitoring. Additionally, other HD LCD monitors from the lightweight LMD series are being used in the studio and field.

Sony’s Professional Services Group also provided 24/7 support for all broadcasting equipment and operations, as well as the integration of the IBC in Beijing, reinforcement for the competition venues, and studios at NBC Sports headquarters in Stamford, Conn.

“We have relied on Sony to deliver the latest production, monitoring, and image capture equipment for the past 11 Olympics,” said David Mazza, CTO, NBC Sports & Olympics. “For both the Tokyo Olympics, and now the 2022 Winter Olympics, we’re including the 4K HDR and 1080P HDR images and monitors and workflows that Sony helped us make the transition to. These stunning images are moving around our facilities now in both SDI and IP, and they do so with Sony’s typical delivery of extremely high reliability. Sony’s global support teams are also assisting NBC Sports in Beijing and Stamford, and have been helping us to enhance our continued push for remote production techniques necessitated by the global pandemic.”

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