Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its drone light show live during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the taped delayed version nor did it stop Intel from celebrating the feat on Twitter.
U.S. viewers tuned in to a tape-delayed broadcast on Friday night that showed pre-recorded footage from December, when Intel’s light show broke the Guinness World Record for flying the most drones, 1,218, simultaneously.
The live show was intended to be a pared down version of the feat, with 300 drones flying at the end of the opening ceremony, but that too was scrapped.
“During the Ceremony, POCOG made the decision to not go ahead with the show because there were too many spectators standing in the area where the live