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Olympic Games: Eurosport with up to 27 live streams and 4K / HDR TV

Eurosport plans to broadcast the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo (July 23 to August 8, 2021) with more than 4000 hours of live programming.

The games, which are taking place without an audience due to the corona pandemic, should be seen as “digitally as never before”. In the free area of ​​the video streaming service Joyn, which Eurosport operates together with ProSiebenSat.1, up to eight additional live streams (commented in German) will be available – plus documentaries, highlights and curated playlists. The “Joyn Plus +” pay area even wants to make a total of 27 parallel streams available.

According to Eurosport, the offer on Eurosport.de (via the web or the app) for Tokyo 2020 has also been revised. Among other things, there should be more videos to see. Furthermore, according to its own information, the broadcaster has entered into partnerships with TikTok, Snapchat and Twitter.

Furthermore, the Olympic Games in this country will be shown for the first time in 4K with an extended contrast range (High Dynamic Range, HDR). HD + was won as a partner, so that reception will run via satellite and requires a suitable HD + receiver and subscription.

Eurosport wants to work with an “atmospheric carpet” for the sound in order to compensate a little for the lack of acoustic reactions of the audience in some sports (above all athletics). However, one wants to forego the exaggerated use of “fake clapping”. For some transmissions there should also be alternative audio tracks, for example with special commentators.

According to the broadcaster, a large part of the technical material that Eurosport has managed to broadcast from Europe to Japan will be sent to Beijing immediately afterwards, where the Winter Olympics will take place on February 20, 2022.


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