NBC Sports has selected RTS as its intercom hardware provider for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from Beijing, China, February 2–20, 2022. The announcement was made today by John Pastore, Director Broadcast Communications, NBC Sports, and Ronny van Geel, Director Global Product Management, RTS.
NBCUniversal provides coverage of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games from Feb. 2-20, featuring a Winter Olympics-record 2,800+ hours of coverage across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. The Opening Ceremony was presented on Friday, Feb. 4, live in the morning and again in primetime on NBC and Peacock. Similar to recent Winter Games, NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage began the night before the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 3. Coverage began on Wednesday, Feb. 2, on USA Network and Peacock. NBCUniversal is presenting its 18th Olympic Games, 12th consecutive overall, and sixth straight Winter Games, all the most by any U.S. media company.
“Producing the Winter Olympics in Beijing push NBC Sports to not only think outside the box, but rather leave the box behind,” said Pastore. “With the complication that Covid safety brings to Olympics planning and deployment, RTS comes through with products like VLink, RVON and Trunking, giving us the freedom and comfort to work outside of that box.”
NBC Sports has worked with RTS for over 25 years, and this year will continue to utilize Trunking solutions and technologies that are crucial to the delivery of NBC Sports’ Olympic Winter Games production.
“RTS is honored to have been NBC Sports’ broadcast intercom partner for over 25 years,” said van Geel, “We successfully supported the NBC Sports’ production team on their transition from analog to IP, which has enabled all their local and global locations to act as a single virtual location, thanks to our unique RTS Trunking solutions. The installation for NBC Sports’ coverage of this event will leverage RTS technologies including OMNEO high-quality audio for local communication, RVON for international comms, and now VLink.”
ABOUT NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company presents premier content across linear platforms NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, and Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, as well numerous digital sites, including Peacock. It also consists of NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming. NBC Sports possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, Roland-Garros, and many more.
ABOUT RTS INTERCOM SYSTEMS
RTS is the most trusted name in the game, with over 45 years of industry experience.
Our family of digital matrices, partyline systems, keypanels, beltpacks and headsets is the most complete and widely used in the world, scalable for applications of all sizes and proven in the most demanding environments.
RTS developed and supplied the first IP-powered digital intercom system and is dedicated to continuous innovation for critical communications, including technologies such as OMNEO IP architecture, RVON (RTS Voice Over Network) and RTS Trunking.
From the flagship Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (ADAM) systems used to coordinate major network broadcasts of the largest events on Earth to the wide range of wired/wireless and IP/digital/analog solutions we offer for applications of any size, RTS has a professional intercom solution that works for YOU.
What makes the RTS difference?
- More compatible systems – with open public standards (e.g. OMNEO, Dante, AES67, AES70) AND more backwards-compatibility with legacy systems
- More IP-based options – from matrices to keypanels to beltpacks
- More intelligent IP connections – for plug and play setup with automatic recognition of devices on the network