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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that Worldwide Olympic Partner Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) has become a Founding Partner of the Olympic Channel.
The Deodoro Olympic Whitewater Stadium was constructed to host the canoeing and kayaking slalom events for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The stadium is part of the 'X-Park' sport complex (which includes Rugby, Modern Pentathlon, BMX and Mountain Bike).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Bridgestone Corporation (Bridgestone) today announced a collaborative agreement that makes the worlds largest tyre and rubber company the first Founding Partner of the Olympic Channel. The new, ground-breaking digital platform, where fans can experience the power of sport and the Olympic Movement all year round, will launch worldwide on Sunday 21 August following the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games Rio 2016. The four-year partnership between Bridgestone and the IOC extends through to 2020.
Australia’s Matt Hall just topped overall leader Matthias Dolderer of Germany for the win at Sunday’s Red Bull Air Race in Ascot, UK, proving that there’s still everything to play for with three races left in the season. Finishing third, Austria’s Hannes Arch is still firmly in the mix.
As golf returns to the Olympic Games for the first time in 112 years, OMEGA, the Official Timekeeper of Rio 2016, has implemented a number of timekeeping technologies around the new course that all work together to generate information.
Riedel Communications once again is at the center of the Olympic events in Rio, as well as plenty of the events surrounding the Olympics, thanks to an agreement with the Rio 2016 Local Organizing Committee (LOC). Under the deal, the company is providing a wide range of technologies and services for the Games, and it has 150 engineers onsite to make sure the thousands of pieces of technology perform as needed.
The host broadcaster for every Olympic Games, Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) has a permanent base in Madrid where it has a full-time staff of 150. That workforce has swelled to around 7,100 for Rio 2016, with an army of freelancers taken on to bolster its technical, editorial and administrative operations.
EVS, the leader in live video technology for broadcast and new media productions, today announced that CanesVision, production studio for the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes, has invested in EVS live production solutions to update its production workflows. The PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, is home to the Hurricanes as well as to the North Carolina State University men’s basketball team.
Horse racing has recently found a new home at ITV, with NEP UK confirmed to continue working on the new contract from January 2017. As part of NEP UK’s regeneration after last year’s devastating fire, several new trucks are being built, one of which will make its way onto the racing coverage as soon as possible next year. All of NEP UK’s new trucks will be UHD ready.
As the Red Bull Air Race World Championship returns to Ascot Racecourse for the third consecutive year on 13-14 August, the outcome is uncertain, but one thing is clear: whoever stands on the top of the podium at the legendary track will be doing so for the first time. With the retirement of Britain’s own two-time Ascot winner and three-time world champion Paul Bonhomme, the race for the title is wide open this year. A confident German, a charging Austrian and 12 more elite pilots will be eager to enter the ranks of winners at the historic racecourse – none more than another British hero, Nigel Lamb.
As the Official Timekeeper of the Olympic Games for the 27th time since 1932, OMEGA is proudly celebrating the global sporting event from its unique location on Ipanema Beach. Throughout the Olympic Games, the iconic Swiss watch brand will host many unmissable evenings for invited guests and the destination is sure to become one of the best Rio hotspots this August.
Creative Technology (CT) announces a strategic partnership with SBG Sports Software (SBG). The partnership introduces the ‘Focus’ video adjudication (VA) platform to major sports events providing broadcast quality video resources for officials to refer to in their decision making process. Multiple ‘Focus’ systems, will be deployed in Rio during August, following its debut at the recent IAAF Diamond League Athletics event – the Müller Anniversary Games – which featured the return of Usain Bolt to London’s Olympic Stadium.
According to forecasts, 85 per cent of online Olympic viewers will use a 'second screen' to feed their appetite for insights and to share their reactions. Since the first live radio broadcasts at Antwerp 1924 and the first live television coverage at London 1948, the Olympic Games have always used cutting-edge communications technologies to bring the main events to audiences all around the world.
Key moments of sporting drama from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be shown in full and true 360-degree high-definition virtual reality (VR), offering an unprecedented and immersive view of the action. Using a compatible headset and their mobile phones, viewers will be transported right to the heart of the Olympic action , with coverage slated to include the opening and closing ceremonies, and one event per day. The live broadcasts will be offered via video-on-demand services provided by the various international rights holders, including NBC in the US. So far, 12 rights holders have taken up the VR offerings, with others still to confirm.
In the four years since the London 2012 Olympic Games, technology has continued to transform everyday life at a breathtaking pace. At Rio 2016, Olympic sports will harness some of these innovations to enhance the performance of competitors and make the spectator experience more exciting than ever before.