World Surfing Championships in Rio de Janeiro

Mediapro was responsible for the broadcast of one of the most watched sports in Brazil

The world’s best surfers came together in Rio de Janeiro for the Billabong Rio Pro, the third round of the Southern World Championships, in Barra de Tijuca. A 20-man Mediapro team covered the event providing the international signal for fans around the world from the venue as well with giant screens on site.

Mediapro used its latest generation technology to cover the event, including 6 cameras and a Super Slow to provide the very best footage of the competitors riding the waves, as well as a commentating booth with a robot camera for special guest interviews. wTVision also provided the very best graphics options which saw the event standings updated in real time. Thousands of fans cheered on their local favourite, Adriano de Souza, who thanks to his second-place finish, is now top of the world ranking.