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NBC Olympics selects Sony for coverage of the Summer Games In Rio
Sony’s HDC-4300
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Sony is providing HD production technology to NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21.

NBC Olympics crews will use more than 100 Sony cameras to capture footage at event venues and record athlete arrivals, interviews, press conferences and other assignments that require studio and portable recording and capture. NBC Olympics will also use Sony’s HDC-4300 4K high frame rate camera system for HD replays and the PWS-4500 XAVC server to capture and store high speed HD content from the HDC-4300.

NBC will use several of Sony’s MVS production switcher models--including the MVS-7000X series--to handle feeds from each sports venue to the compound within the International Broadcast Center, and also to originate HD cable coverage on its various networks.

Hundreds of Sony professional monitors, a combination of its professional LCD video production and public displays and hundreds of the TRIMASTER EL OLED monitors (BVM and PVM series) will be used for critical evaluation.

“In each new Olympics we are challenged to stay ahead of the curve and offer the best possible images to our viewers, and the most production firepower and flexibility to our production teams,” said David Mazza, CTO & SVP of Engineering, NBC Olympics. “Sony is always rolling out new production gear that ultimately impacts the viewing experience in the home, and this year will be no exception.”

To keep everything running smoothly until the Closing Ceremony, Sony’s Professional Services Group is deploying an extensive network of resources to provide 24/7 support for all broadcasting equipment and coverage. Sony’s Systems Solutions team and its Project Management Office has once again been selected to help integrate the NBC Olympics production compound and studio within the International Broadcast Center in Rio.

“The equipment we will have on the ground in Rio, from our HD production technology to our newest 4K cameras for crisp replays, is the perfect combination of technology to meet the production requirements and deliver an outstanding telecast,” said Alec Shapiro, president of Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas group.