NBC Olympics 2014 Utilizes NEP for Mobile Broadcasting Facilities and Engineering Consulting
The forthcoming NBC Olympics have begun, and once again people can watch the action live on the Web and through their mobile devices.
NEP, an independent studio services provider in New York, has announced that the company has been selected to provide mobile broadcasting facilities and specialized engineering management services to NBC Olympics.
NBC Olympics is a division of the NBC Sports Group, during its production of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, Feb. 6-23.
This announcement was made by Chip Adams, vice president, venue engineering, NBC Olympics, and Debbie Honkus, chairman, NEP. The events can be watched over iPhone and iPad in Apple's App Store, for Android (News - Alert) devices running version 2.3 or higher in the Google Play store, and in the Windows Phone Marketplace.
NEP will install five mobile broadcasting units and two flypacks from its NEP Visions facility in the U.K., as well as all needed equipment and engineering staff, to supply feeds to NBC Olympics from several key Olympic venues and events. NEP will cover the Fisht Olympic Stadium for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, the Bolshoy Ice Palace and Shayba Arena for ice hockey, the Iceberg Skating Palace for figure skating and short track speed skating, and the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park for freestyle skiing and snowboarding events.
Adams said, "We are pleased to be working once again with NEP, on our eighth Olympic Games, and look forward to having NEP provide first-rate facilities, equipment, and technical expertise, which will help us ignite even more excitement, among viewers watching the Games on the networks of NBCUniversal."
NEP is deploying more than 40 of its personnel to staff the mobile broadcasting facilities at the venues.
Honkus said, “Our relationship with NBC Olympics began with the 1988 Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, and we have enjoyed a successful and productive partnership for every Winter and Summer Games since then. Through our long-term agreement with NBC Olympics, we're able to look further into the future to provide cost-effective solutions based on the latest broadcast technologies."
Edited by Ryan Sartor