Professional Displays Bring Olympic Fever to Life

Dating back to the 1992 games in Barcelona, Spain, Panasonic displays have played a key role in delivering the Olympic experience through broadcasters and at the events themselves. State-of-the-art professional flat panel displays and large-screen Astrovision video boards allow viewers at the venues to see the action up close, while the displays and production monitors used by broadcasters in the International Broadcast Center add to the impact of the games to viewers around the world.  Given the number of people that tune in to watch from home and those who attend the events, reliable performance and exceptional picture quality are of the utmost importance.

In the recent past, Panasonic displays used during the 2006 Winter Games in Torino, Italy and in 2010, Canada’s CTV became the first broadcast network to use a 152” plasma display, the world’s largest. You can check out video of that installation below.

As our Olympic partnership grows, so does the number of displays we provide to support the games. In London, we delivered the largest supply of its audio visual equipment for any games ever including a new 145” Ultra HD 8K display, which is on display to the public for the first time. With a resolution of 7680 x 4320 pixels, it offers a pixel density that is 16 times that of a 1080p display. This display uses a new drive system to stabilize the picture throughout the panel, by scanning several pixels simultaneously in the vertical direction. With incredible, lifelike images, it might make for a better seat than even being in Olympic Stadium.

Panasonic has also supplied more than 45 large LED screens to 28 different venues across London. In addition, the company has supplied more than 47 103-inch plasma displays for indoor venues where events such as wrestling and judo are taking place.

Additionally, Panasonic is hosting a 400-square-meter pavilion featuring a Full HD 3D Theater complete with a 152-inch and a 103-inch plasma display. Programs including gymnastics, swimming, and synchronized swimming are being shot with 3D video equipment, also provided by Panasonic, and broadcast live. The 3D video footage being shown in the pavilion is providing visitors with an unforgettable experience that gives them a sense of being immersed in the competition.

With the games underway, Panasonic displays are playing a role in bringing the Olympic experience to those in London and to viewers around the world.

If you’re interested in more detail about Panasonic’s history with the Olympics; we’ve got a full website dedicated just to that.