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Cisco to provide IP video for Rio Olympics

Cisco to provide IP video for Rio Olympics

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Cisco to provide Internet Protocol (IP) video contribution and distribution solutions, for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 to 21, 2016.

The announcement was made by Craig Lau, Vice President, Information Technology, NBC Olympics, and Dave Ward, CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, Cisco, who says the deal will also see Cisco provide networking and security solutions at the games.

Cisco will help with on-site production by streamlining the management and publishing of video content to consumer devices using solutions from the Cisco Media Blueprint, along with premium network protection, according to the technology company.

Lau says “Cisco is helping us transform how we scale the massive amounts of video content for events like this, for delivery to more distribution channels. As we continue to transition from SDI to IP in our network operations, we are able to better manage our workflows with precise timing and synchronisation.”

Ward says “with a pervasive and highly secure IP network, they can better scale video transport in the production environment to deliver all types of content, including more HD to the tens of millions of people watching on different types of devices.”

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