2022 Winter Games

Read how broadcasters are covering all the action in Beijing

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

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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

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Al Arabiya creates immersive Winter Games Wonderland
with Vizrt XR Set

Al Arabiya's hard news show, Hour 60, produces extended reality clips during every show to bring audiences into the most prominent stories happening around the world. The studio was designed with storytelling in mind from every surface with several large video walls and unique talent positions to add AR elements to broadcasts for at-home viewers.

They also have a large virtual window that allows them to extend from the studio into virtual space, as they did to create the Winter Wonderland highlighting the Beijing Winter Games. As the camera pans out of the studio, the virtual window showcases speed skaters, skiers, and snowboarders alongside the iconic rings, then scans a myriad of activities happening in a mock arena, complete with falling snow. With that level of detail, it is easy to imagine yourself right there alongside the athletes.  

Al Arabiya uses Vizrt’s XR Set for the AR and VR, combined with Unreal Engine 4, Viz Multiplay to control the video walls and Viz Mozart for automation during live production.  Learn about Vizrt's XR Set Solution here.

Vizrt new hire Sam Leadsom discusses the Winter Games and our focus on the sports sector

7th February, 2022

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

Read more about Sam's appointment here

Qvest opts for Viz Engine and Viz Trio to support German TV Broadcasters

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. 

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BBC Sport brings XR to audiences for Beijing 2022 with Vizrt

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

Learn more here

Sky News Arabia applies full arsenal of Vizrt graphics for cutting-edge Winter Games coverage

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.

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China’s biggest broadcaster, CGTN, achieves world first
with NewTek TriCaster

5G, AR and a high-speed train are the technological advancements adopted by CGTN for Beijing 2022. Connecting the three competition zones across China, are bullet trains. By using the latest 5G, 4K, 8K and AI technology not only did CGTN recreate the train virtually to represent in the studio, but they’ve also built a studio in the train.

It will be the first time in the world to record and broadcast Ultra HD live streaming from a high-speed train to the broadcaster’s 150 million global followers. Powering both the studio on the train, and CGTN’s virtual studio, are NewTek TriCasters. This is also a first-time application of utilizing 5G for a live show.

Viz Engine powers on-air graphics to billions in China with CCTV

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

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Seven Network brings Winter Games to 20 channels across Australia via Viz One

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

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Discovery remodels mixed reality studio ‘The Cube’ with rendering using Vizrt graphics

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

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