Tektronix Selected to Provide HD Video and Audio Test Equipment for NBC’s Coverage of the Beijing Olympic Games
WFM7120 Monitors, WVR7120 Rasterizers and TG700 Signal Generators Enable NBC to Provide High Quality Signals for its Coverage of the BeijingOlympics, August 8-24, 2008
NEW YORK – July 2008 – Tektronix has been selected to provide audio and video equipment to NBC for the network’s coverage of the 2008 Olympic Games from Beijing , China August 8-24. The announcement was made today by Dave Mazza, senior vice president, Engineering, NBC Olympics and Arif Kareem, vice president for the Video Product Line at Tektronix.
NBC will produce its coverage in High Definition (HD) with 5.1 Channel Dolbyâ surround sound. The complexity and sophistication of HD requires leading-edge product capabilities for broadcasters to achieve the high quality content that demanding customers expect. NBC has purchased WFM7120 Waveform Monitors and WVR7120 Rasterizers to support the games and also will be using TG700 Signal Generators for test signal generation. The equipment will be used to monitor and test digital video and audio HD content to ensure quality in production, post-production, transmission and distribution for the games.
“We are pleased that NBC has selected Tektronix as a test and measurement equipment supplier. I am confident that we can help NBC optimize content quality and delivery of HD broadcasts of the 2008 Summer Olympics from Beijing ,” said Kareem. “Coverage like the Olympics, in which every second counts, requires the best test and measurement equipment available in order to maintain the quality of content and continuity of service. Using advanced technology monitoring and measurement solutions from Tektronix, NBC will be able to deliver high quality HD service to its viewers in the United States .”
Mazza added, “We demand both high quality and high reliability for the transmission of NBC’s Olympic broadcasts. Tektronix provides easy-to-use monitoring solutions that achieve and maintain our desired content quality. As a leader in the video test and measurement field, we know we can trust Tektronix equipment for a broadcast as critical as the Olympic Games.”
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