To deliver the host broadcast of the UK’s largest multi-sport event since London 2012 in an innovative, reliable and sustainable way. As well as 1,500 hours of live coverage of all 19 sports, we produced a 24/7 Games Channel showing the best of the action at any given time plus a Multi Channel Service, highlights shows and more than 2000 pieces of digital content.
More than two years of planning went into the host broadcast. Come Games-time we had a team of 1500 people in place to deliver the host broadcast across 11 days of competition. A huge logistical operation.
Cutting edge technology was at the heart of the IBC (International Broadcast Centre) we designed and built in the vast Hall 2 of the NEC in Birmingham. This was home to visiting rights holders from around the world, as well as our hub for additional production.
The live coverage required 22 outside broadcasts across the West Midlands. More than 370 cameras were deployed to capture the action - from underwater cameras at swimming, to wire cameras through the forest at the mountain bikes, to helicopters high above the city for the marathon – we had every angle covered.
The coverage we produced enthralled a nation watching in the UK on the BBC, as well as international audiences on Seven Network in Australia, Sky in New Zealand, Supersport in South Africa, Sony in India and many other outlets around the world.
Head of Production
Head of HB Services
Head of Broadcast
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