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NBC Olympics has selected Cisco to provide IP video contribution and distribution solutions, along with networking and security solutions, for the American broadcast production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from 8-25 February.

olympics 5 feb 2018Cisco will provide technology innovations and capabilities that enable an IP and compute environment to support live and file-based content production. Cisco will also provide data centre network security solutions, as well as mobile collaboration solutions to connect its remote and onsite production teams.

“With Cisco’s help, our network operations centre in PyeongChang mimics our world class facilities in Stamford, Connecticut, and helps our teams deliver compelling, interactive sports coverage to our viewers, no matter where or when they are watching,” said Dan Robertson, VP, Olympics information technology, NBC Olympics.

Dave Ward, CTO engineering and chief architect, Cisco, added: “With each of these events, NBC Olympics incorporates more IP and cloud technology to simplify the delivery of live broadcast video, multi-gigabytes of streamed video to mobile devices, and hundreds of hours of on-demand content. Our work together demonstrates our passion and vision for the future of the digital ecosystem driven by apps, software and cloud-powered infrastructure."