EVS scores gold on contract for 2022 Winter Olympics with host broadcaster Olympic Broadcasting Services

Gold medalist in the men’s super combined Alpine Skiing at Sochi 2014, Switzerland’s Sandro Viletta [Getty Images]

EVS has won a contract with Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), host broadcaster of the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing, to supply solutions for the centralised ingest, management and distribution of its media content.

The company will also be responsible for a comprehensive media server infrastructure that will give operatives instant access to thousands of hours of material. These tools will enable the production crews located at the various venues and within a central international broadcast centre (IBC) the possibility to create compelling content.

Worldwide rights holders for Beijing 2022 will benefit from OBS’s decision to deploy EVS’ latest MediaCeption Sports solution, including the centralised video content distribution platform MediaHub. By using the platform’s web-based interface, production teams will be able to easily browse, review, select and deliver content from anywhere to anywhere.

All workflow management and reporting will be handled through EVS’ Via Flow, a central workflow engine, which enables users to exchange content between the IBC and multiple venues as well as monitor the flow of media throughout the EVS ecosystem. It offers full visibility from ingest to archive to help editorial teams keep track of their work, while facilitating collaborative workflows.

Commenting on the signing, Serge Van Herck, CEO of EVS, said: “This event is an exciting milestone for EVS, as it gives us another opportunity to deploy our latest innovations for the live coverage of a major sporting event that will be watched by billions of viewers.”

Xavier De Vynck, SVP major events and business development at EVS, added: “Our latest solutions enable content creators onsite, as well as from their home bases, to drive value with memorable stories of live events for the delight of sports fans across the globe.”

EVS’ LiveCeption Signature solution will also be used by many of the facilities providers contracted to cover the multiple sports. As part of the solution, IP-based LSM-Via systems will be deployed at the various venues for the creation of high quality replays, slow motion and highlights.

Beijing 2022 will take place from 4-20 February 2022.

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