OBS, PyeongChang 2018 sign broadcast agreement in Sochi
CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications
(SFC) The Olympic Broadcast Cooperation Agreement for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games was signed by the Olympic Broadcasting Services and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Organising Committee at the Sochi International Broadcasting Centre in Olympic Park Tuesday.
POCOG President J.S. Kim, OBS Chief Executive Officer Yiannis Exarchos, POCOG Vice President and Secretary General Donghoo Moon, POCOG Director General of Culture and Public Relations Bureau Hak-choel Kim, International Olympic Committee Director General Christophe de Kepper, and IOC Legal Advisor Francois Carrard were all in attendance.
Kim and de Kepper signed the agreement, along with Carrard, which details how POGOC and OBS will work together to deliver a high-quality broadcast in 2018.
“OBS, established in 2001, has earned the trust and reputation as the Olympic Host Broadcaster by providing continuity in Olympic coverage from one Games to the next,” Kim said.
“As we remain committed to a successful delivery of the Games, we know that the try success lies in how vividly we could deliver the Olympics all over the world. Today’s agreement is meaningful in the sense that OBS will play a very critical role together with us.”
“A number of months ago we visited PyeongChang and we have seen firsthand the efforts that are being made to stage the Games in which we believe are going to be fantastic,” Exarchos said.
“This is a very special agreement because of its technical nature, however we have worked for the past months on a very professional level and we have managed to conclude this agreement without any problems whatsoever. So one major milestone of the broadcasting project has already been achieved.”
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