Seagate Barracuda ES Series hard drives selected for NBC’s 2008 Olympic Games Coverage

The Seagate Barracuda ES Series has been selected as the hard drive of choice for the Omneon MediaDeck media servers and MediaGrid active storage systems that will enable NBC’s coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, to be held August 8-24. The media servers and storage systems will allow NBC to produce an unprecedented 3,600 hours of coverage during the Beijing Olympic Games – a three-fold increase over the coverage during the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Picture this: A gymnast leaps onto the balance beam. By the time she makes a dismount, NBC’s broadcast footage has already been stored on the Seagate Barracuda ES hard drive in Omneon’s Beijing MediaGrid active storage system, traveled 6,350 miles to the New York MediaGrid active storage system, processed, and quickly transmitted as compelling coverage on television and

Omneon is the market leader for developing storage solutions for broadcast video, which is becoming more prevalent via the Web, especially for hugely popular sporting events like the Olympics