PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang 2018: NBC Olympics Selects Avid To Provide Content Creation, Media Management Workflows for Winter Games

NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group, has selected Avid to provide content creation and media management workflows for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea from Feb. 8-25. The announcement was made by Darryl Jefferson, VP of Post Operations and Digital Workflow at NBC Sports and Olympics, and Louis Hernandez, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avid.

NBC Olympics selected Avid MediaCentral, which will enable NBC Olympics to streamline its entire workflow, from creation to delivery, throughout the PyeongChang Games.

“For the 2018 PyeongChang Games, we need to create, manage and distribute enormous volumes of content,” said Jefferson.

“Over the years, MediaCentral has become an integral component to our workflow. MediaCentral allows our team members in multiple locations, across several continents, to collaborate in real time. Having that ability, provides us with the capacity to create high-quality content quickly and efficiently, and ensure we can meet the productions demands of the Winter Olympics.”

“Sports broadcasters today need to accelerate their workflows and maximize efficiency across every aspect of the media value chain, particularly for complex, large-scale events like the Winter Olympics,” said Hernandez, Jr.

“With MediaCentral at the heart of its content production and media management workflows, NBC Olympics can deliver coverage to audiences in more powerful and efficient ways.”

NBC Olympics will rely on Avid’s tools and workflow solutions throughout all of the PyeongChang Games venues, including alpine skiing and figure and speed skating. MediaCentral | Production Management will help NBC Olympics to manage content creation, automate workflows and facilitate collaboration between the venues and the IBC. MediaCentral | Asset Management will enable teams to quickly and easily locate media assets, streamline production operations, and maximize content creation capabilities.

NBC Olympics will also deploy Avid NEXIS, the world’s first software-defined storage platform specifically designed for media, as the linchpin of its production pipeline, connected to dozens of editing suites with Media Composer.

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