Recent Posts tagged with Vancouver 2010

EBU Tackles Colossal Transmission Task at Vancouver Games

With more than 10,000 hours of footage shown on television, the Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games presented a tremendous challenge for the 90-person team of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Operational group working in service of 2,500 representatives of European Radio and TV. The EBU produced, transported and distributed six multilateral programes in Europe, […]  More

Fujinon Lenses Drive MIRA Mobile to Olympic Gold

MIRA Mobile drove its new M-9HD 53-foot trailer with 51-foot expanding side to Vancouver for coverage of the 2010 Winter Games in February. Also on hand for MIRA were a host of Fujinon lenses, including one Fujinon XA101x8.9BESM super telephoto field lens with image stabilization, six Fujinon XA88x8.8BESM telephoto HD lenses, two Fujinon HA22x7.8BERM ENG […]  More

Vancouver 2010: NBC Utilizing Calrec Audio Consoles

Several of Calrec Audio’s 56-fader Omega with Bluefin audio consoles are currently being utilized by NBC for the network’s coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. The consoles are being used in the International Broadcast Center (IBC) for NBC’s presentation at Whistler for bobsled and luge events, and at the Hillcrest/Nat Bailey Stadium Park […]  More

Vancouver 2010: In-House Radio Network Provides Figure Skating Spectators with Live Commentary

For the first time at a Winter Games, fans can purchase closed-circuit radios to follow figure skating on an in-house radio network, dubbed Axel Radio. About 1,400 have been sold. The spectators receive expert analysis, detailed explanations of the complex scoring system, trivia, and humorous commentary. According to the New York Times, similar radio broadcasts […]  More

Vancouver 2010: NBC Ratings Up 28% Through Nine Nights

NBC continues to score big ratings with its coverage of the Vancouver Winter Games, pulling in 26.3 million average viewers through the first nine nights of the coverage. That mark represents a 28% advantage over the 20.6 million for the first nine nights from 2006 Games in Torino, Italy. The network also easily won the […]  More

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