Grass Valley at the Torino Winter Olympics
February 23, 2006
Grass Valley multi-format high-definition (HD) production equipment and systems will bring the drama and fast-paced action of the 20th Olympic Winter Games to millions of viewers around the world. Coverage is being provided by a number of leading outside broadcast specialists, each of which relies on Grass Valley cameras, switchers and other products.
The opening ceremony in Torino’s Olympic Stadium on Friday, February 10th was beamed to the US in HD by UK-based outside broadcast specialist NEP Visions. The company has two trucks in Italy for the Olympics, each using numerous Grass Valley LDK 6000 cameras, Grass Valley Kalypso HD Video Production Center switchers, Grass Valley HD routers and Grass Valley HD modular products. As well as covering the opening and closing ceremonies, the two NEP Visions HD trucks will be at the figure skating and ice hockey competitions.
In addition, several Grass Valley Kayak HD video production switchers, some shipped as flyaway kits by leading rental house Presteigne Broadcast Rental and event staging company Creative Technology (London) will be employed in and around Torino for use by major television networks in the U.S. and worldwide to supplement their HD coverage of the action.