Panasonic Corporation has signed an agreement to become an
"Official Ceremony Partner" with the Rio 2016 Olympic Organising
Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rio 2016) and
provide turnkey visual operations for the Rio 2016 Olympic and
Paralympic Games Ceremonies.
Panasonic, the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio
and Visual Equipment category, will help to enhance the quality and
excitement of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies by delivering
impressive images to the audiences around the globe watching the
world's greatest ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.
Under the partnership, and utilising Panasonic's state-of-art
technologies and long-term extensive Olympic Games experience,
Panasonic will work closely with the Rio 2016 Ceremonies Department
and the production company CC2016 (Ceremony Cariocas). Panasonic
will be in charge of providing a complete visual solution,
including projector system design, technical consultation, system
installation, and onsite operation and maintenance of the visual
systems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
"Panasonic is proud to become an 'Official Ceremony Partner' for
the first time and support the Olympic Games Ceremonies, to create
another successful era of Panasonic's contributions to the Olympic
Movement. There is no doubt that Rio 2016 will present unique and
spectacular Ceremonies and Panasonic's technology and engineers
will help deliver a great experience of spectators inside the
Maracanã Stadium and for those watching from living rooms around
the world," said Satoshi Takeyasu, Executive Officer of
"On Friday 5 August 2016 the world will be watching as thousands
of performers and artistic contents bring to life the power and
passion of Brazil's colourful heritage at the Opening Ceremony of
the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In a spectacular show designed by one
of the most talented creative team on the planet, we will show the
best of Brazilian culture and celebration to a global audience of
billions. We are now proud to announce that Panasonic visual
solutions will help to make our dreams a reality," said Sidney
Levy, CEO of Rio 2016.
For the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Panasonic will
also provide LED Large Screen Display Systems,
Professional Sound Systems, Broadcasting Equipment, AV Security
Camera Systems and TVs. Committed to "Sharing the Passion,"
Panasonic will deliver the excitement, passion and dynamic
performance of the world's top athletes to spectators at the games,
and to the viewers at home around the globe.
Panasonic is proud to support the Olympic Movement - aimed at
promoting world peace through sports - as an Official Worldwide
Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for more
than 25 years since The Olympic Partner (TOP) Programme commenced
for the Calgary Olympic Winter Games in 1988. Under the slogan of
"Sharing the Passion," Panasonic will contribute to the success of
the Olympic Games through its technology. Panasonic has already
contracted the partnership with the International Olympic Committee
through to the 2024 Olympic Games.