Tokyo Demonstrates New HDTV Technology to IOC

March 6, 2013

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid team today demonstrated the capabilities of Japan’s Super Hi-Vision technology, which has a picture resolution 16 times higher than full HD, to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC Member and President of both the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and Tokyo 2020, said :”Today the IOC saw the latest developments and the clarity that Super Hi-Vision brings to the screen. It adds a new sense of reality, so just imagine what it will bring to watching sports. In 2020, thanks to this Japanese technology, we will be able to view the Games in stunning detail.”

“The media coverage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games makes an extraordinary contribution to the Olympic Movement. Today we showed the IOC the future of broadcasting. With innovations like this, we promise to offer a thrilling Games experience, not only for athletes, but for spectators. Our desire is to share the most inspirational images of the Games with the world.”

The bid team also made presentations to the IOC Evaluation Commission on the city’s accomodation, transport and media operations facilities.

The Japanese capital has 87,000 rooms already available within 10km of the proposed Olympic Village, an existing high-capactiy transportation system and the media operations would be located in the nation’s largest international convention and exhibition facility.