The CEO of Olympic Broadcasting Services has said he believes the 2026 Winter Games will “redefine broadcasting” by using cloud technologies and a significant increase in remote production.
The Games will span over 22,000 square km across the two cities of Milan and Cortina in the North of Italy, with the International Broadcast Centre based in Milan.
Last week, Olympic Broadcasting Services welcomed media rights holders to Milan to layout its plans for the Games.
“Not only will these Games be visually captivating thanks to incredible sports venues and territories,” said OBS CEO Yiannis Exarchos, “but they will certainly redefine broadcasting through the widespread implementation of cloud technologies and other innovative solutions and the significant increase of remote production models.”
OBS intends to provide rights holders with greater access to the athletes, including more behind-the-scenes content pre- and post-competition to enhance their multi-platform coverage of the Games.
During the visit, the company also gave broadcasters a detailed technical framework that aims to facilitate their operations on-site and for their remote teams. As part of this framework, broadcasters will be able to rely on an extended range of cloud-based solutions, which will allow them to transmit their content to their home territories more efficiently, said OBS.
The Games’ organising committee is aiming to deliver a sustainable Games and plans to work together with OBS and the rights-holders to ensure they have a smooth operation despite the challenges caused by the events large footprint.