Live From CES: Panasonic Details Role at Olympics Opening, Closing Ceremonies

Panasonic has signed an agreement to become an “Official Ceremony Partner” with the Rio 2016 Olympic Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Rio 2016) and will provide turnkey visual operations for the ceremonies at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games. Panasonic will provide more than 100 high-brightness compact 20,000-lumen projectors (PT-DZ21K2), multiple broadcast-grade 2M/E live switchers (AV-HS6000 Series), and other visual equipment.

rio-og-2016Panasonic, the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category, will help enhance the quality and excitement of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies by delivering impressive images to the audiences around the globe watching the world’s greatest ceremonies in Rio de Janeiro.

Under the partnership and using its state-of-the-art technologies and long-term extensive Olympic Games experience, Panasonic will work closely with the Rio 2016 Ceremonies Department and the production company CC2016 (Ceremony Cariocas). Panasonic will be in charge of providing a turnkey visual solution, including projector-system design, technical consultation, system installation, and onsite operation and maintenance of the visual systems for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“Panasonic is proud to become an ‘Official Ceremony Partner’ for the first time and support the Olympic Games Ceremonies, to create another successful era of Panasonic’s contributions to the Olympic Movement. There is no doubt that Rio 2016 will present unique and spectacular ceremonies, and Panasonic’s technology and engineers will help deliver a great experience to spectators inside the Maracanã Stadium and for those watching from living rooms around the world,” said Satoshi Takeyasu, executive officer, Panasonic.

“On Friday, 5 August 2016,” said Sidney Levy, CEO of Rio 2016, “the world will be watching as thousands of performers and artistic contents bring to life the power and passion of Brazil’s colorful heritage at the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In a spectacular show designed by one of the most talented creative teams on the planet, we will show the best of Brazilian culture and celebration to a global audience of billions. We are now proud to announce that Panasonic visual solutions will help to make our dreams a reality.”

For the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, Panasonic will also provide LED large-screen display systems, professional sound systems, broadcasting equipment, AV security-camera systems, and TVs. Committed to“Sharing the Passion,” Panasonic will deliver the excitement, passion, and dynamic performance of the world’s top athletes to spectators at the Games and to viewers around the globe.