The inaugural Paralympic Sport Technical Meeting took place from Monday to Wednesday (11-13 May) in Madrid, Spain, with sports broadcasting the main focus of the three-day meeting, which saw 25 delegates from 19 International Sport Federations take part.
Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) CEO Yiannis Exarchos shared his views on the future of sports broadcasting and gave an insight into the planned Olympic Channel. OBS furthermore presented their production plans for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
The presentations were followed up by unilateral meetings between the IFs, OBS and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to provide feedback and further discuss preparations for the Rio Paralympics.
IPC CEO Xavier Gonzalez said: “I would like to thank OBS and Yiannis Exarchos for hosting this meeting and sharing their plans for the Rio Paralympics and the Olympic Channel.
“This is the first time that Paralympic IFs got the chance to have face-to-face meetings with OBS ahead of the Paralympic Games and give their feedback on the broadcast production plans, which will surely have a positive impact on the final product.”