IGBS partakes in Guangzhou Asian Games deliverables
The 16th Asian Games will be held in Guangzhou, China from November 12-27, 2010.
More than 14,000 athletes and team officials from 45 countries and regions will participate in 42 events. The main broadcast service of the Games - Guangzhou Asian Games Broadcasting (GAB) - was established on December 31, 2008 with Mr Ma Guoli, a very respected member of the international broadcast industry, as its president. Ma Guoli, President of GAB, says: "GAGOC is the Organiser of the Games. GAB is the Host Broadcaster. There will be over 3,000 employees during the Games time. We reached an agreement with IGBS to provide production crews for track and field, swimming and diving, cricket, a twice-daily summary and English commentary. So we are in 'One Team' during the Games and I believe that there will be a wonderful collaboration between us".
Ren Tianhua, Deputy Director of the GAGOC Broadcasting and Media Services Department said: "IGBS, a high level international broadcast company with years of producing experience, is invited as the responsible producer for several sports." Francis Tellier, CEO of International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) - the 50/50 joint venture between HBS and IMG Media that delivered the Host Broadcast Operation of the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006 in Qatar and that has been contracted to deliver the upcoming Asian Winter Games in Kazakhstan in 2011 – says: "We are very proud to have been invited to work in China with broadcast colleagues that we have known at major flagship events over the years. IGBS will be carrying forward the experience gained at the Doha Asian Games for the full benefit of the Asian Games event in the years to come."
More than 10,000 accredited and non-accredited worldwide media are anticipated to cover the Games with more than three million spectators expected to attend on-site.