The year 2022 will see Beijing become the first city in Olympic history to host both a summer and a winter edition of the Games. According to Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), its plan for the Olympic coverage will exceed previous Olympic standards, with new enhancements in every sport, enhanced data driven storytelling and more digital-relevant content.
The host broadcast operation will feature a fully native Ultra High Definition (UHD)/High Dynamic Range (HDR) production; the adoption of IP workflows and 5G; and the roll-out of OBS Cloud broadcast-specific services, developed in partnership with Alibaba, as enabler of remote production.
For the Rights Holding Broadcasters of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, OBS will produce a daily one-hour highlights programme that will provide a summary of each sport on that day, together with athletes’ interviews, best moments from the Victory Ceremonies and music montages.
For the first time in a Paralympic Winter Games, OBS will offer Content+, the web-based portal through which RHBs will have access to a range of content suitable for use on digital, social media and traditional platforms. OBS will also offer the Paralympic Video Player (PVP), and other digital content solutions for RHB websites and mobile applications.