Gold Medal Storage: Seagate to provide nearly half a million gigabytes of storage for NBC’s 2008 Olympic Games Coverage
“Because the workflow must be seamless and the nature of the programming is so significant, we decided to use Seagate’s enterprise hard drives, which are the best fit for our needs in terms of reliability, best-in-class design and unrivaled performanc
The Seagate Barracuda ES Series has been selected as the hard drive of choice for the Omneon MediaDeck™ media servers and MediaGrid™ active storage systems that will enable NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, to be held August 8-24. The media servers and storage systems will allow NBC to produce an unprecedented 3,600 hours of coverage during the Beijing Olympic Games – a three-fold increase over the coverage during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Picture this: A gymnast leaps onto the balance beam. By the time she makes a dismount, NBC’s broadcast footage has already been stored on the Seagate Barracuda ES hard drive in Omneon’s Beijing MediaGrid active storage system, traveled 6,350 miles to the New York MediaGrid active storage system, processed, and quickly transmitted as compelling coverage on television and www.nbcolympics.com.
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“Because the workflow must be seamless and the nature of the programming is so significant, we decided to use Seagate’s enterprise hard drives, which are the best fit for our needs in terms of reliability, best-in-class design and unrivaled performance,” said Geoff Stedman, SVP products and markets at Omneon.
Broadcast coverage of the Beijing Olympics will begin on August 8 along with coverage via the web at www.nbcolympics.com
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disc drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including
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Omneon, Inc. is a leading provider of scalable media server and active storage systems that optimize workflow productivity and on-air reliability for the production, distribution, and management of digital media. Omneon is a pioneer in the use of advanced IT technologies and open systems for broadcast applications, producing a modular and expandable video server architecture in the Omneon Spectrum media server system. The company's MediaGrid active storage system delivers centralized content storage that is scalable in capacity, bandwidth, and media-processing power. The company has an extensive global presence with customers in 55 countries on six continents.