Since the first 1896 Summer Olympics, the international games have come a long way. Even with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, organizers have kept the audiences cheering at home with these latest tech innovations for broadcasting.
Crux of the Matter
AI For Player Detection
An Automatic Media Description (AMD) pilot project based on athlete recognition will help in creating summaries of selected events.
Broadcasters usually search for content of their national players via hundreds of clips, which is a tedious task. Trained AI systems, can accomplish this in a fraction of this time.
UHD Viewing Experience
OBS (the Olympic Broadcasting Services) has adopted a new production standard UHD HDR. This will give viewers a better experience of the ongoing games, while sitting at home.
5G tech has the capacity of handling large volumes of data including ultra low latency (the delay before a transfer of data begins) and higher video quality.
Content In More Formats
Additional Multi Clip Feeds (MCFs), fast-turnaround sports highlights, and mobile-generated clips for the viewers.
Event Specific Innovations
- 3D Athlete Tracking in Athletics 100m.
- True View in Basketball.
- Biometric data in Archery.
- Virtual 3D graphics in Sport Climbing.
Lesser Carbon Footprints
OBS has also made an efficient design of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), by introducing mini data centres called Centralized Technical Areas.
- The six colours in the Olympic symbol represent the colour of every nation’s flag. The six colours- blue, yellow, red, green, black and white were selected to represent the symbol because every country has at least one colour out of these six in their flags.