Recent Posts tagged with London 2012 Olympics

Olympic Lessons Applied to Sound for Glastonbury Music Festival

June’s Glastonbury Music Festival near Bristol, UK, was an incredibly complex undertaking. When headliners the Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons, and the Arctic Monkeys, joining nearly 250 other acts, took to the stages, 14 discrete video streams were sent by satellite simultaneously by the BBC. These included TV feeds for three UK broadcast networks that […]  More

League Technology Summit: Next-Gen Remote-Production Workflows Leave Team, Tapes at Home

The London Olympics revolutionized the remote-production workflow, proving that audiences are voracious for multiscreen content and fears of cannibalization are unfounded. But the Games weren’t the only remote-production success story of 2012. Stateside, Game Creek Video linked the intercom, video, and audio systems in its trucks to NEP’s trucks to broadcast the MLB All-Star Game. […]  More

Fingerprint Technology Makes Gains in Securing Olympics Content

When an organization like NBC Sports spends $1.18 billion for the rights to an Olympics Games, content security — ensuring that only viewers access the content through authorized channels — is no doubt a priority. Two NBC Universal executives who oversaw that process this past summer shared their technology strategies and ultimate success story with […]  More

SMPTE Attendees Get Inside Look at 3D Olympics Challenge

SMPTE attendees at the 2012 Technical Conference and Exhibition this week in Los Angeles were provided an overview of the technical challenges overcome during the 3D coverage of the London Olympic Games. The herculean effort brought together various OB and technology providers and stands as the high-water mark for the amount of 3D content created […]  More

iStreamPlanet, Haivision Contribute to Olympic Games’ Digital Success With Go-Live Package

Just over two months have passed since the 2012 Olympics closed in London, and, while the Games will certainly be remembered for the athletic feats of its competitors, they will go down in history as the first truly digital Games. The ability to live-stream content to desktops and mobile devices wasn’t reserved for those with […]  More

London 2012: A Streaming Event for the History Books

Nearly 160 million total streams. 64.4 million live streams. 20.4 million hours of streamed video. 9.9 million authenticated devices. When it comes to NBC Olympics’ streaming efforts during the London Games, it’s all in the numbers. And although NBC suffered its share of technical obstacles and flack from the Twittersphere, the London Olympics were, simply […]  More

Olympic-Audio Production Is ‘Practical Research Project’

Audio played a big part in the success of the London Olympics. Here’s what a pair of audio suppliers have to say about how it was done. Tim Carroll, president of Linear Acoustic, which had numerous editions of its new Aero.qc audio-ingest QC system in place in London, offers an interesting take on the Games. “It […]  More

Audio Plays Major Role in Olympics Story

The London Olympics offered a great show, with near-flawless performances by the technology sent to cover it. Audio played a huge part in that, as noted in an article on NPR’s Website that graphically lays out how broadcast audio has evolved over the past 15 or so years. Here is a look at some of […]  More

Olympics Mark Dawn of New Era in Workflow

Events like the Olympics are always exciting for sports fans, but, increasingly, they are exciting for technology fans, too. This edition of the Sport Tech Journal shows why: our Special Report from the Olympics profiles networks and the host broadcasting system and the new workflows they implemented to meet their individual needs. Massive IP pipes […]  More

SuperSport, SABC Send Olympics Home to South Africa

Despite being located more than 10,000 miles south of London, satellite-TV provider SuperSport and South African Broadcast Company (SABC) reveled in the fact that they were able to deliver the Olympic Games live to South Africa during normal viewing hours, thanks to an almost nonexistent time difference. In order to serve this primetime audience back home, […]  More

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