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Autoscript NBC Olympics
Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2008

NEW YORK - 9, June, 2008 - Autoscript, the world's leading teleprompting
company, has been selected to provide equipment to NBC during the network's
coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics from Beijing, China August 8-24. The
announcement was made today by Craig Lau, Vice President, Information
Technology, NBC Olympics and Brian Larter, Worldwide Managing Director,
Autoscript.

The agreement to supply NBC with the latest Autoscript technology includes
fifteen WinPlus News systems, the intuitive Windows-based teleprompting
suite linked directly into an Avid i-News electronic newsroom system.

The contract further includes seventeen 17-inch TFT high brightness On
Camera Units and six 15-inch TFT On Camera Units for use alongside WinPlus
in NBC's studios on location in Beijing and from various venues, including
swimming, gymnastics and boxing.  An additional 8-inch TFT lightweight
system will be deployed for roaming coverage.

Brian Larter, Worldwide Managing Director said, "We are proud to be
associated with NBC's renowned coverage of this pre-eminent televisual
event. Working with the world's major broadcasters on such mission critical
events as the Olympic Games is testimony we hope to the robustness, ease of
use and field-proven reliability of our technology."

Craig Lau, VP Information Technology, NBC Olympics said, "In a high-pressure
situation like the Olympic Games, we have no margin for error - so we can't
afford not to choose the absolute best of the best technology solutions that
work flawlessly and effectively.  That's why we continue to partner with
Autoscript for our teleprompting needs."


About NBC Olympics
NBC, "America's Olympic Network," owns the exclusive U.S. media rights to
the Olympic Games, television's most powerful property, through 2012, which
includes Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012. From August
8-24, 2008 NBC Universal will present an unprecedented 3,600 hours of
coverage, highlighted by NBC in primetime with live swimming, gymnastics and
beach volleyball. In August 2004, 203 million viewers watched as the
networks of NBC Universal-NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Telemundo, and NBC's
HD affiliates-offered a then record 1,210 hours of Olympic coverage from
Athens. For additional information, go to NBCOlympics.com, a year-round
destination for fans of Olympic sports, featuring news, Beijing previews,
athlete features, expert blogs, photos, Olympic video from the NBC archives
and social tools enabling users to build communities around their favorite
sports, post comments and blogs.


About Autoscript
Established in the UK in 1984, with headquarters in the US and the UK,
Autoscript is the world leader in the prompting industry. Autoscript
provides a complete range of PC-based teleprompters, the best designed and
built hardware, PC cards and software, and with our expanding line of
intuitive accessories, we are the new definition in prompting. Autoscript is
a member of the Vitec Group. For more information please visit
www.autoscript.tv

Press Contact: Becky Smith
Ellabeck Communications Ltd
E-mail:  becky@ella-beck.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 7525100621


 

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