NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Xytech’s ScheduALL to provide its Enterprise Resource and Transmission Optimization solution for its production of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 – August 8. The announcement was made by Dan Robertson, VP NBC Olympics IT, and Greg Dolan, Xytech CCO.
NBC Olympics has turned to Xytech’s ScheduALL for a ninth consecutive Olympic Games to deliver advanced enterprise resource and transmission optimization solutions in order to coordinate the highly dynamic environment of the Games. NBC Olympics will be able to leverage the expertise of Xytech’s software and services to orchestrate the logistics of people, equipment, locations and transmission feeds.
“For the ninth consecutive Olympic Games, Xytech has the privilege of contributing to the success of NBC Olympics’ production,” said Dolan. “We understand that flawless execution of the transmission feed is incredibly important to the success of NBC Olympics’ presentation from Tokyo. As a result, many people at Xytech dedicate large amounts of time ahead of the broadcast preparing for a perfect execution. During the Olympic Games, we are proud to have a Senior Implementation Manager working alongside NBC Olympics throughout the entirety of the Games.”
“The challenges and complexity in scheduling and managing all of NBC Olympics’ incoming and outgoing transmissions, and technical facilities, as well as Tokyo- and Stamford-based recordings is an incredibly complex and dynamic challenge,” said Robertson. “We are glad to have Xytech’s software, its stability, and their support again during these Games.”
NBC Olympics and Xytech will again work together, as they have continued to do during their long relationship dating back to the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Xytech’s ScheduALL manages critical information, such as video router assignments and satellite uplink scheduling, and automatically passes the information to downstream systems to facilitate on-air coverage for each feed.