Navigation

Skiplink Navigation

Main Features

Swiss TV and radio weigh in to Vancouver

Switzerland’s public broadcaster is in Vancouver with a record number of staff and equipment to cover the Winter Olympics beginning on Friday.

SRG SSR idée suisse, swissinfo.ch’s parent company, has well over 200 staff and 40 tons of equipment in the Canadian city and the ski resort of Whistler, where the alpine and Nordic ski events will be held.

Switzerland’s public broadcaster was awarded the exclusive mandate by the International Olympic Committee to provide the television coverage of all the alpine ski races in Whistler.

Forty-one television cameras will be used to capture the speed – and spills – of the skiers in the downhill, slalom and other alpine events.

More than 40 tons of television and radio equipment were shipped or flown to the Olympic sites. Alone in Vancouver, SRG SSR idée suisse has rented a space for its temporary studios measuring 848sqm.

swissinfo.ch and agencies


Links

Neuer Inhalt

Horizontal Line


subscription form

Form for signing up for free newsletter.

Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox.







Click here to see more newsletters

swissinfo EN

The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired.

Join us on Facebook!

×