NBC Winter Olympics Information Displays
22 Feb 2010

NBC Winter Olympics Information Displays

22 Feb 2010

Watching the winter Olympics this year, I took note of the great use of information overlays by NBC. Overall I have been impressed with their sparing use of graphics to convey the critical information. I hope that this simple elegant design will be the standard rather than the exception in television and web videos that are pushing the limits on pop-ups and unnecessarily heavy overlays. Below is a great example of the biathlon’s simple hit/miss shot penalty information displays:

On the actual broadcast, these small information units of hit/miss were stacked up beside appropriate flags to show multiple competitors at once. Although hard to follow the progression, it was a great way to show a lot of information in very little space and in real-time.

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  1. Srdjan Pejic February 22nd, 2010 2:39PM

    I’m sorry, but I believe that all NBC has done is show the feed from CTV, a Canadian television company, who is actually broadcasting the Olympics.

    I agree with the visualization of information, but the credit should go to CTV, not NBC, I believe.


  1. somerandomdude: NBC Winter Olympics Information Displays http://www.montparnas.com/articles/nbc-winter-olympics-information-displays/ - Some Random Dude

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