FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
NBC SPORTS GROUP’S PYEONGCHANG OLYMPICS “BY THE NUMBERS”
2,400 Hours of Coverage, 1,800 Hours of Live Streaming, 1,000 At-Home Employees, 127 Miles of Cable, and 89 Commentators
Stamford, Conn. – February 6, 2018 – NBC Olympics’ coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, begins live on NBC in primetime on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. NBC Olympics will feature more than 2,400 hours of coverage, 10 days of 24-hour programming, and a Winter Olympics-record 89 commentators.
Mike Tirico, who will be making his debut as NBC’s primetime Olympic host, will anchor coverage of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, alongside award-winning journalist Katie Couric, who co-hosted the Opening Ceremony in Sydney, Salt Lake, and Athens.
Listed below are some key metrics about NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Games:
900+ Million Dollars generated in national ad sales for PyeongChang 2018, a Winter Games record.
72,000+ Square feet of space inside the NBC Olympics compound at the International Broadcast Center in PyeongChang. ‘
2,000 Employees working in PyeongChang.
2,400+ Hours of coverage from PyeongChang, most ever for a Winter Olympics.
2,200 Terabytes of video disk storage (8.5 years’ worth of time) in PyeongChang.
1,800+ Hours of live streaming coverage, most-ever for a Winter Olympics.
1,600 Color broadcast monitors in NBC Olympics’ facilities in PyeongChang.
750 Employees working in NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn.
550 Total cameras used for the OBS host feed.
156 Additional cameras used by NBC Olympics.
127 Miles of cable to be used by NBC Olympics in PyeongChang.
126+ NBCUniversal’s coverage hours per day – nearly triple the entire coverage of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (43.5) on ABC.
108 Number of HD feeds going from PyeongChang to the United States.
102 Total number of medal events, most ever for a Winter Olympics.
99 Number of sea containers shipped to PyeongChang by NBC Olympics.
89 A record 89 NBC Olympics commentators will present coverage of the PyeongChang Games, the most-ever for a Winter Olympics.
54 Years since NBC’s first Olympic broadcast (1964 Tokyo Games).
29 Edit suites located in the NBC Olympics compound in the International Broadcast Center and venues in PyeongChang.
17 Studios and control rooms used for NBC Olympics coverage (three studios and two control rooms in PyeongChang; five studios and seven control rooms in Stamford).
16 Number of Olympic Games (including PyeongChang) broadcast by NBCUniversal, most by any U.S. media company.
15 Number of sports featured in PyeongChang, comprising 102 medal events.
14 Number of hours PyeongChang is ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time zone.
13 Average low temperature in PyeongChang in February in Fahrenheit.
10 Total number of days of 24-hour Olympic event programming.
4K NBCUniversal’s comprehensive coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games will include the availability of 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) content to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners.
2 Helicopters providing aerial footage.
1st First time NBC’s primetime show will be broadcast live across the country.