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The Technical Aspects Behind NBC’s Olympic Coverage

Feb 17, 2014

NBC is producing a lot of content for their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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NBC is producing a lot of content for their coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Like, a real lot.  About 1,539 hours of footage over their 18 days of coverage.  That’s an incredible 64 days-worth of footage.  As a frame of reference, ABC produced 43-1/2 hours of content for their coverage of the 1976 Winter Games in Austria.  Obviously technology has come a long way since 1976, so let’s take a look at exactly how NBC is able to accomplish this feat in Sochi.

When you understand exactly what’s involved in NBC’s coverage you really gain a great deal of respect for the magnitude of this undertaking.

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