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NBC SPORTS SELECTS ITS BROADCAST LENS SUPPLIER FOR PRODUCTION OF THE 2022 WINTER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES

STAMFORD, Conn., February 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — NBC Sports has selected Canon United StatesInc. to supply broadcast lenses for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, beginning in Beijing, ChinaFebruary 2-20, 2022. The announcement was made today by Adams ChipVice President of Venue Engineering, NBC Olympics, and Kazuto OgawaPresident and CEO of Canon United StatesInc.

NBCUniversal covers the 2022 Winter Olympics from February 2-20with a Winter Olympics record of over 2,800 hours of coverage on NBC, Peacock, United States Network, CNBC, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app. The opening ceremony was presented on Friday February 4, live in the morning and again in prime time on NBC and Peacock. Similar to the recent Winter Games, NBC’s prime-time Olympic coverage began the day before the opening ceremony on Thursday February 3. Coverage began on Wednesday February 2to United States Network and peacock. NBCUniversal presents its 18and Olympic Games, 12and consecutive overall and sixth consecutive Winter Games, the most by any US media company.

NBC Sports will use a wide range of broadcast lenses, including the UHD-DIGISUPER 90 Long Zoom Field Lens to provide excellent 4K UHD imaging. 4K and HD lenses will be used in the studio and on the sites of beijing, allowing viewers to see NBC Sports’ presentation of all the action in spectacular fashion. In addition, service technicians will be on site in beijing to ensure that every piece of equipment is in perfect working order at all times.

“As we expand our production of the Winter Olympics in HDR, Canon has the lenses that allow us to capture the rich, dynamic images of the venues, some in very harsh winter conditions,” said Adams. “NBC Sports also utilizes their support, ensuring we always have the ‘hit’ to convey the excitement and emotion of the competition. We welcome their continued support of our production of the Olympics.”

“We are honored to once again be chosen as the broadcast lens provider for NBC Sports’ production and to enable them to use our best-in-class broadcast digital imaging solutions,” said Kazuto OgawaPresident and CEO, Canon United StatesInc.

ABOUT NBC SPORTS
NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with top-notch live events, insightful studio shows and compelling original programming. The sports media company presents top-notch content on linear platforms NBC, United States Network, Golf Channel and Olympic Channel: Team Home United States, as well as many digital sites, including Peacock. It also includes NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports, and hosts all NBCUniversal digital sports and technology applications within its three groups: Youth and Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting and Gaming. NBC Sports has an unrivaled collection of media rights deals, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR , The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de FranceRoland-Garros, and many others.

About Canon United StatesInc.
cannon United StatesInc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions for United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With about $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranked in the top five of U.S. patents granted for 36 consecutive years in 2021 and was one of the Fortune magazines The World’s Most Admired Companies in 2020. Canon United States was featured in Newsweek Most popular workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and job satisfaction. cannon United States devotes himself to his Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To stay informed of the latest news from Canon United Statessubscribe to the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

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