Winter is Coming: Beijing 2022
The Winter Games are here and Vizrt solutions are supporting some of the world’s biggest broadcasters to enhance coverage of some of the most critical sports’ broadcasts of the year. The key goals for many of the broadcasters this year are the same – immerse audiences in the games with innovative technology to produce and cover the games in a safe and sustainable way.
Read below to dive into the details on the technology powering the coverage of the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.
CBC/Radio-Canada transport athletes from China to Canada via Vizrt XR Set
18th February, 2022
For its coverage of the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, CBC and Radio-Canada are relying on a remote production model with broadcasts originating from Canada. Athletes can be keyed in from the IBC and appear directly in the studio with the host, in a teleportation effect for these remote interviews. This effect is powered by Vizrt’s XR Studio solution.
Courtesy of Newscast Studio
Mirror News Taiwan’s newsroom powered by Vizrt for Winter Games coverage
18th February, 2022
One of Taiwan’s 24-hour news network programs, Mirror News, the newest broadcaster in Taiwan, is covering the Winter Games from Beijing across its network, and social channels. They are using Vizrt to power the entire studio, with Viz Vectar, a few NDI output Viz Engines, the full graphics solution, CG, AR, Viz Multiplay for control, Viz Mosart for automation, and Viz One for media asset management.
Courtesy of Mirror News Taiwan
Vizrt new hire Sam Leadsom discusses the Winter Games and our focus on the sports sector
Sam Leadsom, who was recently named as commercial director of global sports at Vizrt, discusses his excitement joining Vizrt at a time where we are working to approach sports storytelling from a fresh perspective.
This year, Vizrt is focused on delivering solutions that focus on remote production, cloud production, adaptive and enhanced graphics, automation, and sustainability.
Courtesy of SVG Europe
4th February, 2022 – from SVG
As a renowned media technology partner, Qvest supports several German TV broadcasters in efforts to cover the Winter Games.
Qvest created a temporary live production solution based on EVS Broadcast Equipment, XTVIA Ingest and EVS Live PAM Suites, Avid NEXIS data storage, pre-configured Avid Media Composer editing suites alongside Viz Engine and Viz Trio to drive live-graphics control to ensure the highest quality reporting from Beijing.
31st Jan, 2022
The BBC will broadcast more than 300 hours of live coverage across its channels and via digital streaming to bring fans all the unmissable moments from the Winter Games in China. The new, innovative virtual studio created for the BBC to showcase the sports action is driven by Vizrt.
Courtesy of BBC Sport
2nd February, 2022
Bringing Winter Games coverage to the Middle East is long-standing client Sky News Arabia (SNA) in Abu Dhabi. Focused on a technologically advanced, captivating, yet sustainable production SNA is deploying the full arsenal of Vizrt graphics alongside our powerful Viz Engine. Viz Engine, coupled with the innovative graphics system will supply live vertical and horizontal streaming, over NDI, to multiple platforms in 16:9 and9:16 to reach over 50 million viewers.
2nd Feb, 2022
CCTV (China Central Television) with a network of 50 channels broadcasting different programs and access to more than one billion viewers in six different languages, also part of the China Media Group, is using Viz Engine to power all on air-graphics from the broadcaster including exclusive Winter Games coverage.
Courtesy of CCTV
2nd February, 2022
Down under, Seven Network has assembled a world-class Winter Games commentary team that will anchor the full 17 days of sporting feats on snow and ice completely remotely reaching 90% of Australia. Delivering its exclusive Beijing broadcast across 20 channels, live, free, and in HD.
At the center of the broadcast, consolidating Seven’s media operations is Viz One; our industry leading MAM system that removes complexity, reduces the time needed to complete processes, and lowers operating costs.
Courtesy of Seven Network
2nd February, 2022 – from SVG
Discovery’s The Cube presentation studio for the Olympics. It has been remodeled to make it more immersive, with 26 different ‘environments’ available to use including a virtual bar area and ski lifts while 3D actors are also being added, rendered using Vizrt graphics technology.
Courtesy of SVG