PyeongChang 2018

PyeongChang 2018: NBC Olympics Selects Cisco IP Video And Networking Solutions For Its Production Of Winter Games

NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group, has selected Cisco to provide IP video contribution and distribution solutions, along with networking and security solutions for its production of PyeongChang 2018, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from Feb. 8 – 25. The announcement was made by Dan Robertson, Vice President, Olympics Information Technology, NBC Olympics, and Dave Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, Cisco.

Cisco will provide data center network security solutions, as well as mobile collaboration solutions to connect its remote and onsite production teams. Key components include:

  • Network routing and switching technology via the Cisco carrier-class ASR9000 and Cisco Nexus®portfolio
  • Wireless and POE-enabled (power over Ethernet) switching infrastructure Virtual Private Network (VPN) services via Cisco ASA firewalls
  • Cisco Digital Content Manager (DCM) for broadcast transport of IP Video utilizing Hitless Merge Technology
  • Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and robust network security with the Cisco Firepower platform and Stealthwatch solution
  • Cisco collaboration solutions including Cisco Telepresence®, Cisco Sparkand Spark Board technology

“With Cisco’s help, our network operations center in PyeongChang mimics our world class facilities in Stamford, Connecticut, and helps our teams deliver compelling, interactive sports coverage to our viewers, no matter where or when they are watching,” said Robertson.

“With each of these events, NBC Olympics incorporates more IP and cloud technology to simplify the delivery of live broadcast video, multi-gigabytes of streamed video to mobile devices, and hundreds of hours of on-demand content,” said Ward.

“Our work together demonstrates our passion and vision for the future of the digital ecosystem driven by apps, software and cloud-powered infrastructure.”

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