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Cisco enables NBC to modernize Olympic Games coverage

Cisco enables NBC to modernize Olympic Games coverage

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NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Cisco to provide the networking technology to enable the first-ever all-IP delivery for its production of the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The games take place from July 23 and August 8 and will be the first all-IP International Broadcast Center operation for NBC Olympics. 

The on-going relationship between NBC Olympics and Cisco for more than a decade of Olympic Games coverage has seen the partners continue to advance broadcast capabilities thanks to IP and cloud technology solutions.

For the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, more than 6,700 pieces of Cisco equipment will make up the network supporting NBC Olympics’ delivery of more than 7,000 hours of coverage.

Cisco will provide new management capabilities to NBC Olympics that will help maintain network uptime and deliver an exceptional user experience. A key part of this is Cisco DNA Assurance, which uses advanced Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and wireless sensors to allow for easy management of all devices and services while also helping to quickly identify, prioritize and resolve network issues. 

Dan Robertson, VP NBC Olympics IT, said: “NBC Olympics continues to push the boundaries of sports production on a multitude of platforms, and together we will mark another milestone during the Tokyo Olympics with the first all-IP International Broadcast Center.

“Just as 1964 was a watershed moment to bring the experience of the games to viewers at home, this summer will redefine how we experience the games across any screen. This is a clear example of how Cisco, together with our customers, is redefining the Internet for the Future to do more and connect more people.”

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