Atlanta 1996 were held from July 19 to August 4, 1996, and drew the participation of 10,320 athletes from 197 countries and territories. Atlanta 1996 marked the 100th year of the modern Olympic Games. The centenary Olympic Games were broadcast in 214 countries, with 19.6 billion cumulative viewers sharing the thrills of the athlete's performance.
VENUECreating Excitement at Olympic Venues
ASTROVISION Large-Screen Display System
Panasonic delivered the excitement and passion of the venue at Atlanta 1996 to the audience through the provision of a huge 100m² ASTROVISION screen in the main stadium.
BROADCASTDelivering Olympic Games Excitement to the World
- DVCPRO CASSETTE TAPE
- DVCPRO CAMERA RECORDER
D-3 became the official recording format at Atlanta 1996 and 1200 D-3 VTRs were used. Taking the views of the host broadcaster into consideration, Panasonic engaged in research and development of next generation formats capable of prolonged high-quality recording onto a more compact and lightweight medium using higher video compression technology.
Panasonic provided the host broadcaster, and the International Broadcast Center (IBC) of Atlanta 1996, with full support covering all aspects of the design and operation of the broadcasting system. A great deal of equipment was used at the Olympic Games including 1200 digital VTRs and 300 digital process cameras and camera recorders, and Panasonic engineers were on call around the clock to ensure delivery of every thrilling moment of the Olympic Games to the world.
HOMEEnjoying Olympic Games Excitement at Home
Wide Plasma Display
- World's first* Wide Plasma Display (26-inch)
*As of February 20, 1996