Monday, August 1st, 2016


1.2 Billion+    Dollars generated in national ad sales.

120,000          Tons of equipment sent to Rio.

75,000             Square feet of space inside the NBC Olympics compound in the International Broadcast Center in Rio.

40,000             Meters of fiber optic cable in the NBC Olympics compound in Rio.

10,500            Approximate number of athletes competing in the Rio Games.

6755                Hours of coverage across 11 NBCUniversal platforms.

4500+              Hours of live streaming coverage.

2000+              Employees on-site in Rio.

2750                Color broadcast monitors in Rio.

1800                Terabytes of video disk storage.

1000+              Employees working in NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast
Center in Stamford, Conn.

450                  Total cameras used for the OBS host feed.

250                  Total cameras used for NBC Olympics coverage (including OBS, venue and studio).

132                  HD feeds coming in from Rio.

52                    Years since NBC‘s first broadcast of the Olympic Games (1964 Tokyo Games).

51                    Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the International Broadcast Center in Rio.

28                    Sports featured, comprising 306 medal events.

18                    Studios and control rooms (two studios and two control rooms in Rio; six studios and eight control     rooms in Stamford).

8          Number of tiers in the NBC Olympics marketing campaign, which generates billions of impressions and reaches every American dozens of times.            

2          Apps available for fans following the games (NBC Sports and NBC Olympics Highlights and Results).

2          Each of the previous two Summer Olympics have set the record for the most-watched event in U.S. television history (London 217 million; Beijing 215 million).

1           Number of hours Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is ahead of the East coast. Making the 2016 Rio Games the most live Olympics ever.

0          Number of times Brazil has hosted the Olympics.