POSTED: Tuesday March 10th 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

POCOG and the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) to Co-host World Broadcasters Briefing in PyeongChang

The 2015 World Broadcasters Briefing / POCOG
The 2015 World Broadcasters Briefing / POCOG

The broadcasters toured all the venue areas / POCOG
The broadcasters toured all the venue areas / POCOG

Seoul, March 10, 2015 - The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) and the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) will co-host the World Broadcasters Briefing (WBB) at the PyeongChang Alpensia Resort, Korea, from March 9 to March 13 for 5 days.

The briefing which will serve as a prelude to the World Broadcasters Meetings (WBMs) to be held in 2016 and 2017 will be attended by some 63 participants including Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of OBS, and representatives from 9 major Olympic Rights Holding Broadcasters including NBC (U.S), BBC (UK) and CCTV (China) to name a few.

This opportunity will allow the OBS and RHBs to have a chance to view and gather information about the site for the International Broadcasting Center (IBC) and let them tour the Broadcasting facilities in the Competition Venues which they will use during the Olympic Games in 2018. The participants will also be briefed by POCOG on all the functional areas and their technical capabilities.

During March 4 to 8 a delegation from OBS conducted a venue survey, visiting all the competition venues in PyeongChang, Gangneung and Jeongseon in order to establish the broadcasting production plan.

For more information:
CONTACT: POCOG Press Office
pressoffice@pyeongchang2018.com
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About POCOG

The PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) will host the XXIII edition of the Olympic Winter Games on 9-25 February 2018. Over 80 countries and 6,000 athletes are expected to take part in the first Olympic Winter Games to be held in Asia in 20 years. Seven sports comprising 15 disciplines will be on the official program.

The PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games will take place on 9-18 March 2018, with approximately 50 countries and 690 athletes competing. Five sports are on the Paralympic program.

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Keywords · PyeongChang 2018 · Winter Olympics · OBS


Name: Pocog Press Office
Organization: PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
Email:
Phone: 82333502197
URL: http://www.pyeongchang2018.com


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