So long Rio!
For our team of 3 in Rio, the 2016 Olympics Game has drawn to a close. Having been on the ground since mid-July, we're pretty much Rio locals by now! Working for NBC, we've been part of a huge team, delivering 1,000's of hours of content to audiences in the US and throughout the world.
We've been working throughout many of the Olympic venues in Rio, from a TV compound on the sand of Copacabana Beach, to the first-time Golf venue in Barra da Tijuca. Against the backdrop of some incredible sport, where Team GB have shone (not that you'd know it whilst working mostly with Americans!), this beautiful city has juxtaposed incredible vistas with severe socio-economic, sanitation and traffic problems. But the character of the Brazilian people has shone through, and the Carioca's (Rio locals) have been keen to show off their city's good points.
Technically, we've been responsible for a large EVS network, spanning across 5 venues and the IBC (International Broadcast Centre). We've implemented a file-based workflow where Media Managers in the venues can send their melts back to the IBC to be ingested into NBC's MAM system for future use. In addition to this, we've also taken care of Avid Interplay systems at the Gymnastics venue and the IBC, ensuring that NBC's editors and production teams have the tools they need to produce their award-winning coverage.
For now, we're all looking forward to being at home, but thoughts already turn to the Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, only a short 18 months from now!