Leyard to provide LED video walls for NBC Olympics in Rio

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Leyard to provide fine pitch LED video walls for its production of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio this August.

Leyard will provide three Leyard TVH Series LED video walls for the NBC Olympics set within the International Broadcast Center in Rio and one Leyard TVH Series LED video wall for NBC’s outdoor set in Brazil.

“We are thrilled to have their technology featured in our studios for what will be an incredible Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.,” said Atila Ozkaplan, senior director, technical logistics for NBC Olympics.

The Leyard video walls include a 13-foot wide by 13-foot tall video wall comprised of 169 displays, as well as an 8-foot wide by 7-foot tall video wall made up of 56 displays, both with a 1.9mm pixel pitch for ultra-high resolution graphics and video playback.

In addition, NBC’s sets will feature a large 9-foot wide by 12-foot tall 2.5mm pixel pitch in-floor display made up of 108 displays.

“These video walls will be a stunning backdrop to NBC’s broadcast coverage, helping to bring all the excitement of the largest sporting event in the world to life,” said Jennifer Davis, chief marketing officer of Leyard International.

The Leyard TVH Series allows for image adjustment to achieve broadcast-specific color temperatures and gamma levels more precisely. The Leyard TVH Series produces deeper blacks, higher contrast and less reflection for on-camera installations around the world.