NBC and Google Stage 'War Games' For Olympic Games
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For many months now, the National Broadcasting Company, or NBC has been working with Google, conducting “war games” which are designed to test possible disruptions in the Internet video streaming of the 2012 Summer Olympics. They have run hundreds of problem simulations including “broken broadcast encoders to traffic overloads and hacker assaults on the systems.”

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NBC and Google Stage 'War Games' for Olympic Games - as part of the news series by GeoBeats. For many months now, the National Broadcasting Company, or NBC has been working with Google, conducting “war games” which are designed to test possible disruptions in the Internet video streaming of the 2012 Summer Olympics. They have run hundreds of problem simulations including “broken broadcast encoders to traffic overloads and hacker assaults on the systems.” Google and NBC are working with teams across the world to prevent computer hackers from sabotaging the process of recording the footage in London, sending it to NBC in New York and Connecticut, and finally to Google’s office in California. Eric Black, vice president of technology for NBC Sports and Olympics said, “We have it very well-scripted, so we know that when a problem occurs who is on point and what steps we need to take. At some point during the games there’s likely to be an outage, but the goal is for us to be on top of that.” The 2012 summer Olympic games will be covered extensively via live online streaming as well as television coverage, with some 35 hundred hours of video to be streamed online through YouTube.com, making the London Games possibly the most watched event in the history of the Internet.