NBCOlympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected NEP Group to providemobile broadcasting, engineering consultation and technical support for its productionof the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea,from February 9 - February 25. The announcement was made today by ChristopherAdams, VP of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Glen Levine, President, NEPU.S. Mobile Units.
NEP will provide outside broadcast units NCP8 A andB, Iridium, and Zinc, as well as associated gear and technical support, for livecoverage of the Opening ceremony at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, figure skatingand short track speed skating events at Gangneung Ice Arena, and Ice Hockey gamesat Gangneung Hockey Centre.
“I can’t believe that it’s been 30years since we started our relationship with NEP, for our production of the Olympics,”said Adams. “Time flies when you have a valued facilities provider with anexperienced team of professionals that have helped us produce the past 12Olympic Games. We look forward to working with them on this next edition of theOlympics.”
“NBC and NEP started our Olympic journeytogether nearly 30 years ago, at the 1988 Seoul Olympics,” said Levine. “I’mhappy to say that for NBC’s coverage of every Olympic Games since that time,NEP’s support team of managers and engineering specialists has been an integralpart of this successful, longstanding partnership. We’re extremely proud of ourrelationship with NBC Olympics and thrilled to return to South Korea for theproduction of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, through our OB units, flypacks andcreative technical solutions.”
NEP and itsBexel division, which has provided broadcast gear for every Olympics since theAtlanta Games in 1996, will send an experienced, combined team of more than 30 specialiststo support NBC’s production of the PyeongChang Games. The NEP team will include15 broadcast engineers and technical support staff, plus 17 team members toprovide long-term planning, operations management and technical consultation atNBC Olympics’ production facility inside the International Broadcast Center inSouth Korea.
About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible forproducing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It isrenowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, andability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.
For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Olympics,please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/
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