ChyronHego Lyric added to NBC Olympics’ armoury for PyeongChang

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected ChyronHego’s Lyric graphics creation and playout system, as well as the Live Compositor and PRIME Clips, for use as part of its production set-up for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.

NBC Olympics will use 30 Lyric systems to cover the Winter Games, with about half deployed at its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, and the remaining used at NBC Olympics’ production facility at the International Broadcast Center in PyeongChang. In addition, multiple ChyronHego Live Compositor systems will be used for producing additional programming and digital content.

Philip Paully, director of graphics engineering and operations for NBC Olympics, said: “With improved software, video output cards and an overall improvement in operating system and storage, we look forward to increased speed and reliability.”

Marco Lopez, the chief executive of ChyronHego, added: “We share NBC Olympics’ passion for innovation and creative presentations that draw viewers into the action during high-profile live sports telecasts. NBC Olympics has come to trust Lyric’s proven performance and reliability in live production environments, with powerful and yet easy-to-use tools that support engaging storytelling and a memorable presentation of popular sports.”

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