Rastatt, Germany (April 13, 2016)—NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Lawo to provide its VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) broadcast control and monitoring solution and IP Commentary System for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil later this year.
With the selection of Lawo’s VSM (Virtual Studio Manager) and LCU, Lawo’s IP Commentary System, NBC Olympics will implement new control flexibility at both the NBC Olympics production compound within the International Broadcast Center in Rio, and for the NBC Olympics’ studios in Stamford, CT.
VSM will be the overall control system for NBC Olympics’ core routing and tally management, connecting to multiple third-party devices on an IP backbone, utilizing approximately 80 LBP hardware panels and 80 GUI-based VSM Panels accessed from various monitors and tablets provided throughout NBC Olympics’ various production facilities.
NBC Olympics will also deploy a Lawo audio-over-IP Commentary System, along with several Lawo V_pro8 video processors, to manage their coverage from Stamford. The V__pro8s will receive video feeds from Rio, de-embed the audio and then insert into RAVENNA and MADI streams that will ultimately feed the Lawo LCU commentary system for up to 20 announce positions covering various sports.
In addition, several venues in Rio will be connected to the NBC Olympics compound within the International Broadcast Center with Lawo’s V__remote4 units to provide connectivity and processing for network audio and video signals delivered via IP-connections from the remote sites.