Recent Posts tagged with Vancouver Olympics

Venue News: Steelers Add Capacity, Not Footprint, to Heinz Field

The Steelers may add more seats to Heinz Field, a move that would help address the seemingly insatiable demand for tickets, but could worsen the parking crunch in the steadily developing North Shore. In part because of the potential additions, the Stadium Authority last week voted to spend $20,000 to study the parking situation on […]  More

Vancouver 2010: EBU Awards T-VIPS Winter Olympic Gold

The European Broadcast Union (EBU) has deployed T-VIPS CP541 Seamless Monitoring Switches from T-VIPS, a provider of professional video contribution and distribution solutions, to provide error-free transmission of Winter Olympic footage to EBU members. Eurovision, the EBU’s Operation Unit, manages the contribution links between the Whistler winter Olympic facilities, the Vancouver International Broadcasting Center (IBC), […]  More

Ratings Surge for Olympics, Thanks to Live Events, Web

The Vancouver Olympics are winning back viewers, helping NBC and hurting programming on rival networks, USA Today reports. Through 12 nights of the 17-day event, the Winter Games are averaging 25.2 million viewers in prime time. That’s up 20% from 2006 (25% if you average all 17 days of Torino), when NBC set an 18-year […]  More

Server Systems The Norm for Olympic Operations

Server systems are front and center here in at the International Broadcast Center, whether for the Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) need to store content (the OBS EVS server can store every minute of every event for the entire games) to a more complex workflow at NBC Olympics that involves a mix of EVS servers, Avid […]  More

Live from Whistler: Jeff Coleman Keeps the Alpine Action In Focus on Whistler Creekside

Jeff Coleman is a veteran sports producer, having spent the last decade producing a variety of events from countries around the globe. But nothing could prepare him for the challenges of spending 17 days broadcasting eight alpine ski events atop a mountain. Home to men and women’s downhill, super combined, Super-G, slalom, and giant slalom […]  More

For Domestic Broadcast, CTV Makes Hockey Look Canadian

In Canada, hockey is sometimes closer to a religion than a sport, so it comes as no surprise that Canadian broadcaster CTV was not content to simply air the world feed produced by Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS). Instead, for the 33 hockey games played over the course of the Vancouver Olympic Games, the Canadian domestic […]  More

BC Place Sets Up Backup for the Backup

At the Vancouver Olympics, BC Place is a critical venue for Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS). Although no events are contested there, plenty of medals are awarded inside the stadium, and every athlete has the opportunity to march through the stadium – twice. BC Place is home to the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Olympic […]  More

A Melting Pot in the Olympic Hockey Compound

Canada Hockey Place, where the Olympic hockey games are played, is a hockey venue year-round, so it did not require many changes to make it Olympics-ready for the Vancouver Games. The truck compound outside of the venue, however, is a different story. In addition to the host feed, domestic broadcaster CTV, and American broadcaster NBC, […]  More

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