NBC Olympics Taps Autoscript for Beijing Coverage

NBC has chosen Autoscript to provide teleprompting equipment for the network’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics from Beijing, China, August 8-24. Autoscript will be supplying NBC with 15 WinPlus News systems, the Windows-based teleprompting suite linked directly into an Avid i-News electronic newsroom system.

The contract also includes seventeen 17-inch TFT high brightness On

Camera Units and six 15-inch TFT On Camera Units for use alongside WinPlus in NBC’s studios on location in Beijing and from various venues, including swimming, gymnastics and boxing. An additional 8-inch TFT lightweight system will be deployed for roaming coverage.

“We are proud to be associated with NBC’s renowned coverage of this pre-eminent televisual event,” says Brian Larter, worldwide managing director of Autoscript. “Working with the world’s major broadcasters on such mission critical events as the Olympic Games is testimony we hope to the robustness, ease of use and field-proven reliability of our technology.”

“In a high-pressure situation like the Olympic Games, we have no margin for error – so we can’t afford not to choose the absolute best of the best technology solutions that work flawlessly and effectively,” says Craig Lau, VP Information Technology, NBC Olympics. “That’s why we continue to partner with Autoscript for our teleprompting needs.”