Cisco at the Olympic Games

August 6, 2012 - 0 Comments

We’re headlong into the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and if you’re like us, it’s been an exciting scramble getting here. This year’s games feature an unprecedented level of consumer access – not just some of the events, but all of them, live and via replay, on TVs, tablets, and other connected screens.

In London, we’re set up in our own “Cisco House,” where we are showcasing next-generation transformational technologies and solutions. In particular, visitors are getting to experience the Olympics on TVs, tablets, and smartphones through our Videoscape solution.

We are also very excited about working with NBC again for what is our third Olympics.  NBC has deployed Cisco Videoscape technology to give their select customers and partners at Olympic event venues, hospitality suites, and pavilions both a great experience and a glimpse into the future of sports media coverage.

NBC is providing a personalized multi-screen experience, including several live TV channels and hundreds of hours of on-demand Olympics coverage, streamed to users’ smartphones and tablets. Users will be able to search across all live and on-demand content, and pause and record live TV in the cloud for the duration of the games.

As you can imagine, it is a great honor (and terrifically exciting) to be a foundational part of any Olympic Games activities – but especially this time around. The level of multi-screen access is unprecedented.

But don’t take my word for it – check out this quick video with NBC Olympics VP of Technology, Craig Lau, for more details on our collaborative work.

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