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NBC Olympics and NEP Group mark 30 years of successful collaboration at 2018 Winter Games

This month at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, NEP Group will provide mobile broadcasting and technical support to NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Games

Having worked together for 30 years, NBC Olympics has once again selected NEP Group to support its production of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which takes place this Feb 9-25 in PyeongChang, South Korea.

As a division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. During the period of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games, NEP will provide mobile broadcasting, engineering consultation and technical support to the NBC Olympics team.

For this project, NEP will deploy outside broadcast (OB) units NCP8 A and B, Iridium, and Zinc, as well as associated gear and technical support. These will provide live coverage of the opening ceremony at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, figure skating and short track speed skating events at Gangneung Ice Arena, and ice hockey games at the Gangneung Hockey Centre.

Glen Levine, president, NEP US mobile units, commented: “I’m happy to say that for NBC’s coverage of every Olympic Games since the 1988 Seoul Olympics, NEP’s support team of manager and engineering specialists has been an integral part of this successful partnership.

“We’re proud of our relationship with NBC Olympics and thrilled to return to South Korea for the production of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, through our OB units, flypacks and creative technical solutions.”

NEP and its Bexel division, which has provided broadcast equipment for every Olympics since the Atlanta Games in 1996, will send a combined team of more than 30 specialists to support NBC’s production of the Games. The NEP team comprises 15 broadcast engineers and technical support staff, in addition to 17 team members who will provide long-term planning, operations management and technical consultation at NBC Olympics’ production facility inside the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in South Korea.

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