NBC OLYMPICS SELECTS ROSCO AS WINDOW CONTROL PROVIDER FOR ITS PRODUCTION OF 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES IN RIO

RoscoVIEW to enable NBC Olympics to control exterior lighting exposure during its coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics

STAMFORD, CONN. – April 21, 2016 – NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Rosco to provide RoscoVIEW Window Control for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 – August 21. The announcement was made today by David Mazza, SVP, Engineering & CTO, NBC Sports Group and Edward Donohue, President of Rosco North America.

RoscoVIEW is a unique two-part system that allows broadcast studios to control the light exposure of their windows. The RoscoVIEW solution consists of wide-width polarizing panels that are installed on the windows and matching polarizing filter that are installed on the camera lens. The exterior exposure is then controlled by rotating the camera filter, allowing 100% control over the exterior brightness as seen through the camera.  Rosco will provide NBC Olympics with eleven RoscoVIEW panels, along with all corresponding system components.

“The RoscoVIEW window control system was selected to meet the challenge of balancing interior and exterior lighting exposures, while still allowing the viewing audience to see the stunning view outside NBC’s Olympic broadcast studio,” said Donohue.  “This solution allows for total control of the lighting exposure, providing an easy solution to what can otherwise be a difficult challenge when broadcasting from a studio throughout the day and night. We were thrilled to work the team at NBC Olympics to put this project into motion.”

“Having the RoscoVIEW solution for one of NBC’s prominent outdoor studios will allow our team to show off the stunning beauty of one of the most iconic locations in Brazil, and give the audience at home a glimpse of the action and atmosphere,” said Atila Ozkaplan, Senior Director, Technical Logistics.  “RoscoVIEW will certainly help us overcome the challenges involved in balancing lighting exposures, when placing a studio outside.”

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Rio Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/

About Rosco

Founded in 1910, Rosco is a leader in products for the film & television, architecture, and entertainment industries. Best known for lighting filters, the company offers product lines in more than a dozen categories, including LED fixtures, dichroic glass filters, lighting effects equipment, fog and haze machines, flooring, green & blue screen paint and backdrops for film, television and broadcast. Rosco has been recognized with four Academy Awards® for the development of innovative products and systems for the production of feature films.  For more information about Rosco, visit: http://www.rosco.com


Visit this previous blog to see examples of how RoscoVIEW helped broadcasters capture their Olympic view during 2010 games in London.

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