TV 2 Norway centralizes Rio Summer Games production

Exclusive studio in the athletes’ village will be controlled from Norway production facilities.

Norway’s largest commercial broadcaster, TV 2, has been in Rio de Janeiro for the last few weeks preparing for the summer games that begin this Friday. The broadcaster has 60 personnel in Rio set to cover the games. They will add Norwegian commentary to more than 25 different sports during the event as well as provide match analysis and create original stories.

Over 2,000 hours of streaming action

TV 2 is also one of only two broadcasters who have their studio in the middle of the summer games athletes’ village. The studio will feature two Electric Friends robotic cameras and augmented reality (AR) graphics powered by Viz Virtual Studio. Two broadcast channels, TV 2 and TV 2 Sport, will broadcast the biggest events. But VOD/streaming platform TV 2 Sumo will broadcast most of the action with more than 2,500 hours of live sports content.

Groundbreaking remote production

Producing all of this content requires a lot of resources. To make the production as efficient as possible, TV 2 is centralizing their efforts in Bergen and Oslo, Norway. Instead of having several control rooms or OB vans in Rio de Janeiro, much of the production will be done remotely from Norway. The studio automation system Viz Mosart will add in Norwegian commentary, graphics – rendered by Viz Engine – and switch all the pre- and post- analysis shows that will be taking place from the studio in Rio.

You can see TV 2’s coverage plans for the summer games in this post (in Norwegian).