Olympic Broadcasting Services shows the world its technological and broadcasting innovations for Beijing 2022
Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) has recently released a Media Guide to provide a deep overview of OBS’s role as host broadcaster of the Olympic Games, its transition from Tokyo to Beijing, and the innovations in technology and content for the Beijing 2022 broadcast coverage.
With the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games just days away, OBS’s commitment for this edition remains to provide the highest level of coverage and services. Its achievement will enable Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) to deliver an enhanced and more immersive experience to their audiences across all platforms.
For Beijing 2022, OBS and broadcasters have been faced with a unique challenge: responding to a global pandemic. Due to the postponement of Tokyo 2020, they had to concurrently prepare for the Olympic Winter Games, while replanning and conducting Games-time activities for Tokyo 2020. So it was not easy at all. Despite the unexpected turn of events, everything is ready and OBS is expected to produce a record 6,000 hours of content for Beijing 2022, including approximately 900 hours of live Ceremony and sport coverage.
Beijing 2022 will represent a broadcast milestone, becoming the first Olympic Winter Games to be natively produced in Ultra High Definition (UHD) High Dynamic Range (HDR) with 5.1.4 immersive audio.
The Media Guide provides details on broadcast and technology innovation, includes interviews with OBS Chief Executive Officer Yiannis Exarchos, Chief Technical Officer Sotiris Salamouris and Chief Content Officer Mark Wallace. It can be downloaded here.