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My Home During the Rio Olympics

Melanie Taylor Blog

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I am here at the NBC Sports Group center in Stamford, Connecticut, where 60% of the Olympic sports are announced.  All video from Rio is transmitted by fiber optic cables to this 200,000 square foot facility, where it is edited and broadcast over the NBC channels and streamed live over the internet.  The building contains over 1,000 miles of broadcast and networking cables!

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My shuttle between the hotel and the center

 

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The lobby of our building

 

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Broadcast Operations, where all the Rio video is constantly monitored and routed

 

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An early morning shot when I first arrived – before the Olympics started – the “calm before the storm!”   There are 6 on-air studios, 6 control rooms, 100 graphic suites and edit rooms – over 250 producers reside in the mezzanines

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TVs everywhere showing Equestrian as one of the sports airing

 

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Wardrobe – for the announcers and commentators who appear on the air

 

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Makeup – those announcers must look sharp!

 

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Hallway with studios – where we are located during our on-air commentary

 

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Our fearless leader, producer Amy Zimmerman with her assistant producer Dave Jannety

 

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Jamie Saults – our statistician – on the floor in my booth ready to spread out all her pages of info!  Jamie has worked every Olympics since 1984

 

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Photo of Randy Moss and me “at work.”  Amy, our producer, is reflected in the glass

 

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Thank you for letting me share “my home for the Rio Olympics” with you!