Panasonic joined The Olympic Partner Programme in 1987 and serves as one of its 13 charter members. As the exclusive provider of audio-video equipment for the Olympics, Panasonic has helped create dazzling opening ceremonies, ensure the security and safety of guests, and bring the action and drama of the sports to fans both in the stands and at home.
Panasonic has so far supplied more than 960 projectors that have painted the venues in vivid color. The opening ceremonies from London 2012, Sochi 2014, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018 all utilized this projection technology to enhance their awe-inspiring performances.
Spectators at the Olympic Games have undoubtedly appreciated the professional audio and LED large-screen display systems used to bring the action up close. Panasonic has equipped the venues with over 340 of these large-screen displays so far, amounting to a total surface area of over 142,000 square feet – roughly 2.5 times the size of a football field!
Moreover, as the official host broadcast equipment supplier for the games, Panasonic has contributed over 840 video cameras and 8,700 monitors since the Calgary 1988 Winter Olympics. This technology has been used deliver the Olympic Games to over 220 countries and regions and 5.2 billion people around the world.
And finally, to ensure safety at the games, Panasonic has provided more than 16,000 security cameras. This allows athletes, coaches, workers and fans to be able to relax and focus on the competition.