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NBC Olympics Relying On
Tektronix In Rio

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BC Olympics, a division of the
NBC Sports Group, has selected
Tektronix to provide audio and video
test and quality monitoring equipment
for its production of the Olympic Games
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August
5-21. The announcement was made
by Terry Adams, Vice President, IBC
Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Charlie
Dunn, general manager, Video Product
Line, Tektronix.
The complexity of producing coverage
of the Olympics requires test and
monitoring solutions with the highest
level of performance and reliability in
order to ensure high-quality content
is being delivered to viewers. To this
end, NBC Olympics will use Tektronix
WFM7200,
WVR7200,
WFM5200,
and WVR5200 Waveform Monitors
and Rasterizers, SPG8000A Master
Sync and Master Clock Reference
Generators, and Sentry Video Quality
Monitors to support its coverage.
The equipment will be used to

monitor and test the quality of video
and audio content used in NBC
Olympics' production, post production,
transmission
and
distribution
workflows of NBC facilities for the
Games. For UHD applications, NBC will
use the WFM8300 Waveform Monitor
which supports numerous UHD formats
and ITU-R BT.2020 wide colour gamut
(WCG).
"We're thrilled that NBC has selected
Tektronix as its premier test and
quality monitoring solutions provider
for its coverage of the 2016 Olympic
Games," said Dunn. "Events like the
Olympics where every second counts
require the best test and measurement
equipment available to optimise and
maintain the quality of content and
continuity of service. Using advanced
video monitoring and measurement
solutions from Tektronix, NBC
Olympics can be confident that it will
be delivering the highest quality of
experience possible to its viewers."

"NBC has been utilising
Tektronix
products
for its coverage of
the last eight Olympic
Games," said Adams.
"While
that's
most
always been focused
on sync generation and
waveform monitoring, and a large part
still is, the need for transport stream
monitoring has grown exponentially
in the past several Games. We will
be utilising 12 of the Sentry units
located across the country to monitor
the hundreds of live production and
distribution streams generated in Rio."
The Tektronix waveform monitors and
rasterizers will be used to monitor
the full spectrum of video and audio
formats. The models selected by NBC
feature extensive display versatility
and usability, along with full-featured
audio monitoring capabilities and highperformance eye and jitter physical
layer measurements.

Rio Parque Olimpico

The Tektronix SPG8000A Master
Sync and Master Clock Reference
Generators will be used by NBC
Olympics to ensure stable and reliable
timing and synchronization for mobile,
studio, post production, and broadcast
operations.
The Sentry Video Quality Monitors will
provide real-time Quality of Experience
monitoring of coverage and ensure the
quality of the video transport back to
the United States.


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