Panasonic supports Opening Ceremony Performances at Rio 2016 Olympic Games9th August 2016     By: Panasonic Media

Over the weekend, billions of people worldwide turned to their TVs to catch the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

Utilising Panasonic's state-of-art technologies and long-term extensive Olympic Games experience, Panasonic worked closely with the Rio 2016 Ceremonies Department and the production company CC2016 (Ceremony Cariocas) to provide a complete visual solution for the opening ceremony.

In their role as the Official Opening Ceremony Partner, Panasonic supported the performances at the Opening Ceremony by providing projector system design, technical consultation, system installation, and onsite operation and maintenance of the visual systems. Panasonic also provided 110 projectors which covered all of Maracanã stadium with mapped projections during the ceremony.

Alessandro Batista, Marketing Manager for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games said Panasonic's work with the games began four years ago.

"We need to be involved during the whole process, since the beginning with the definition of the venues' locations, because we must know, for example, where Embratel was passing the fiber optic network, what kind of lighting [General Electric] was providing," he said. The type of LED is a very sensitive point because it interferes with image capturing. Panasonic allocated around 300 professionals to work in the Olympics project."

For those attending the competitions, a 55-square-metre screen was installed in entertainment areas and meet-up points inside the Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca and in Deodoro, called 'Live Site'. This allows spectators to follow everything that's happening inside the arenas during the day.

For the sports arenas, Panasonic has provided 72 LED big screens, which will display images and scores for live matches at the same time at 35 arenas. This year, Panasonic broadcast cameras also will supply images that will help judges during the games, in the case of any controversial decisions.

Furthermore, Panasonic has also provided Olympic Broadcasting Services with 100 Full-High Definition Cameras to capture the action from the Rio Olympics and broadcast to viewers at home around the globe.

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About Official Worldwide Olympic Partnership

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.

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