NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected EVS to provide XT-VIA production servers for its coverage of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which take place in Tokyo, Japan, from July 23 – August 8. The announcement was made by Darryl Jefferson, VP Post Production & Digital Workflow, NBC Sports & Olympics, and Quentin Grutman, Chief Customer Officer, EVS.
NBC Olympics has chosen EVS’ XT-VIA servers for their 1080p – UHD HDR production on-site in their Tokyo and Stamford broadcast centers and other venues for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. With over three times the internal bandwidth of the flagship XT3 server, the XT-VIA provides 12-plus channels of 1080p and six or more channels of UHD-4K in both SDR and HDR, with a performance level that answers the high demands of NBC Olympics’ production.
“We are extremely proud to continue to be an integral partner of NBC Olympics, helping bring to life their vision of the Olympic Games with our incredibly powerful and robust XT-VIA servers,” said Grutman.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with EVS,” said Jefferson. “The fast-paced live action of our largest-ever Olympic Games coverage will use the new XT-VIA platform to keep up with more channels of simultaneous record and help us realize our ambitions to offer 4K and HDR services at an Olympic scale.”