NBC Olympics have turned to Leyard ahead of Pyeongchang 2018 ©NBC Olympics

NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has turned to Chinese technology giants Leyard to put some sparkle into its production of Pyeongchang 2018.

As part of the deal, Leyard, who were formed in 1995, will provide multiple LED video walls for NBC’s broadcast sets in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The pair have history as a similar deal was signed by NBC Olympics and Leyard ahead of the Rio Games.

This latest announcement was made by Michael Sheehan, coordinating director, NBC Olympics who are responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage.

Leyard is a global leader in the design, production, distribution and service of digital displays, video walls and visualization products worldwide.

They will provide multiple LED (Light-emitting diode) video walls for NBC’s broadcast sets during the games which will take place in South Korea from February 9 to 25.

Leyard's ground-breaking technology will help NBC with their coverage of Pyeongchang 2018 ©Leyard
Leyard's ground-breaking technology will help NBC with their coverage of Pyeongchang 2018 ©Leyard

“We’re incredibly excited about the Leyard technology we will be using for our coverage of the PyeongChang Games,” said Sheehan. 

“As was the case with NBC Olympics’ coverage of the Rio Games, Leyard displays will help us take our world class scenic design to a higher level both visually and artistically.”

“We are thrilled to be selected by NBC Olympics for their coverage of the 2018 Winter Games,” said Adam Schmidt, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Leyard International. 

“Leyard video walls will provide a stunning and dynamic visual backdrop to NBC’s coverage.”

The Leyard® TWS Series is a family of versatile, ultra-fine pitch LED video wall displays with a convenient 27 inch diagonal, all-in-one design that fits a broad range of fine pitch broadcast environments including convex curved or traditional video wall in large or small spaces.

It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.