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NBC Olympics selects Audio-Technica to Provide Microphone and Headphone Equipment for Its Production of 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang

— Audio-Technica to Enable NBC Olympics to Capture and Monitor Audio During Its Broadcasts —


Stow, OH 02-08-2018 NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Audio-Technica to provide microphone and headphone equipment for its production of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, which take place in PyeongChang, South Korea, from February 8 - February 25. The announcement was made today by Karl Malone, Director, Sound Design, NBC Sports & Olympics, and Michael Edwards, Vice President, Product and Market Development, Audio-Technica U.S.

Audio-Technica products will help capture and monitor the audio aspects of the Games, from the detailed sounds of the competition itself, to the related crowd noise, expert analysis and athlete interviews. Audio-Technica’s BP4027 and BP4029 Stereo Shotgun Microphones will be mounted on cameras to closely follow the action; AT4050ST Large-Diaphragm Stereo Microphones and BP4025 X/Y Stereo Microphones will capture ambience from the Games’ various venues to create a realistic surround bed for the broadcast; BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headsets will be worn by announcers in audio-over-IP venues to provide considerable separation between their voices and the ambient sound; BP4001 Handheld Cardioid Dynamic Microphones will be used for interviews; and ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones will be used in edit rooms, for monitoring RF mic receivers and submix consoles, and for other critical listening applications. These are just some of the equipment and solutions that Audio-Technica will supply.

“We are fortunate to have Audio-Technica in the NBC corner once again for the Olympic Winter Games,” said Malone. “Audio-Technica microphones enable us to capture the ‘close-up’ sounds of the events, and the realistic crowd ambiance, thereby bringing the viewer further into the action and closer to the athletes.”

“We are proud of our role in the continuing development of broadcast audio technology, an evolution that has made stereo microphones an integral part of broadcast audio capture,” said Edwards. “We look forward to providing new solutions for capturing high-quality audio in the future, as the industry continues to raise the bar.”

About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history. For more information on NBC Olympics’ coverage of the PyeongChang Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/

About Audio-Technica
Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence worldwide, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in transducer technology, renowned for the design and manufacture of microphones, wireless microphones, headphones, mixers, and electronics for the audio industry.

— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Jamie Bobek, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752; Web: www.audio-technica.com

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, contact Tim Page (tpage@audio-technica.eu).