Lima, Peru; 24 May 2018 -- Lima 2019 today named Mediapro host broadcaster for the Games, as the Organising Committee aims to bring captivating sport with a Peruvian flavour to the biggest Pan American and Parapan American Games audience ever.
As host broadcaster Mediapro will produce the feed from all sports competitions as well as the Lima 2019 Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Mediapro was appointed following an open and transparent procurement process conducted under the Government-to-Government areement between Peru and the UK.
Mediapro is one of the leading multimedia communications groups in Europe. With a presence all over the world, it provides innovative technical solutions to create and transmit a wide range of audio-visual products. It is made up of than 60 companies providing content, sports rights and audio-visual services.
The group will be present at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, where it will have more than 400 staff in 35 mobile units transmitting coverage to 15 international channels.
Mediapro will provide the mobile units and HD technology necessary to transmit all of the Lima 2019 sports and disciplines, some of which will require special equipment, such as water sports, athletics, gymnastics and marathon.
It is estimated that for each sports discipline, an average of 15 cameras will be used with telephoto and wide-angle lenses including slow-motion cameras, water cameras, aerial cameras, micro cameras, image stabilisers, Jimmy jibs and drones.
As Lima 2019 is a multisport event, Mediapro will conduct parallel transmissions which will average 10 hours of transmission per day.
Having reached their agreement, Lima 2019 and Mediapro will begin working on Games pre-production in order to transmit signal to international channels. This will require the setting up of the International Broadcast Center (IBC), which will receive all the transmissions of sports competitions from the different Lima 2019 venues.
The IBC will be located in the Lima Convention Center (LCC), which hosted the 131st International Olympic Committee Session in September 2017.
Speaking at the signing of the host broadcaster Lima 2019 President Carlos Neuhaus said:
“We are delighted to have reached an agreement with Mediapro, who have a wealth of experience in broadcasting major sporting events across the world. Mediapro’s credentials in the industry are second to none and together we will ensure that fans all across the Americas and beyond are able to experience a captivating a Games in 2019 with a uniquely Peruvian flavour.”
About the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games
The Lima 2019 Pan American Games will see approximately 6,700 athletes from 41 countries compete in 39 sports and 62 disciplines. The Games will take place between 26 July and 11 August 2019.
The Lima 2019 Parapan American Games will see 1,890 athletes compete in 17 sports and 18 disciplines between 23 August and 01 September 2019.
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