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PyeongChang, Korea - The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 have begun. Every day of the Games shows the top athletes of the world engaged in fierce competition. Panasonic technology has its own part to play in the running of the Olympic Games. Here we feature the video of the opening ceremony on February 9, 2018, and Panasonic's contributions to the Olympic Games.
Panasonic has been a TOP sponsor(*) for 30 years, ever since the Olympic Winter Games Calgary 1988. Using its cutting-edge AV technology, Panasonic has been contributing to the Olympic Games.
At the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Panasonic once again provides its full lineup of AV equipment, including staging and system operations solutions, for the opening and closing ceremonies, competition venues, and the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) through cooperation with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games (POCOG), and Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). In addition to its solid record of achievements with AV equipment and solutions at past Games, Panasonic is working on new challenges for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Following its achievements in the Olympic Games Rio 2016, Panasonic has installed various types of AV equipment in the Olympic Stadium to support operations there, including high-brightness laser-generated 30,000-lumen class projectors. Panasonic provides full support to the staging of the opening and closing ceremonies through its latest AV equipment and solutions centered on projection mapping technologies.
Panasonic intends to start trialing a new tool for viewing sports. The tool is a multi-video distribution system allowing viewers to see multiple angles, to be used for the figure skating. The system will be used to display video on the subscreens of the LED video screens and video systems in the competition venues and be easily operated via personal devices.
* The Olympic Partner (TOP): This is the highest level of Olympic sponsorship. Panasonic has signed a long-term partnership with the IOC through to the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Panasonic signed an official worldwide partnership with the IPC for the period up to 2020.
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