NBC will livestream key Olympic moments on Snapchat

NBC will livestream key Olympic moments on Snapchat

"Ericsson's reliability and expertise within the compression industry, made them an easy choice to once again support NBC Olympics production of the 2018 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Games", said Connolly.

NBC's coverage of the first night of Olympic competition from PyeongChang, South Korea, generated Total Audience Delivery of 17.2 million, down 14% from the 20 million who watched the games four years ago in Sochi, Russia.

The streams will go live on NBC's Snapchat Discover channel and will run for up to six minutes apiece.

FileCatalyst technology will move data over a 5 Gbps link between NBC Olympics' headquarters in Stamford, Conn., and the NBC Olympics compound at the International Broadcast Center in PyeongChang. Ericsson will assist with the equipment and system set up, and will also be on site to provide multi-site support throughout the event. The files will consist of both high- and low- resolution videos. Archived footage will also be moved from Stamford to Pyeongchang, as required for editorial purposes. The setup also includes FileCatalyst Central to monitor and administer the deployment, and FileCatalyst Direct server and client applications.

"The Olympics unite the world in sport and we are thrilled to be teaming up with NBC to connect Olympics fans across the country with exclusive content through the Uber app", said Amy Friedlander Hoffman, Head of BD & Experiential Marketing at Uber.

The new Live feature will deliver key Olympic moments in real time.

"We are excited to once again be an important part of the production workflow for such a large sporting event", said Chris Bailey.



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