OBS was created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2001 in order to serve as the Host Broadcasting organization for all Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games and Youth Olympic Games.
At the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, the OBS created more than 7,000 hours of programming that was broadcast to a potential audience of five billion people in over two hundred and twenty territories. At the time, the OBS CEO Yannis Exarchos stated, “OBS sees innovation as a key driver and is in constant watch for emerging technologies to enhance the coverage of the Games and provide an enriched viewer experience.”
While RefCAM wasn’t a proven concept at the time of the Rio Games, it is now with over 50 hockey games broadcast to date.
“We’re working on our bid right now, and we are optimistic that OBS will see the value RefCAM can bring to the Olympic Games in 2018,” said Brian Keasberry, CEO of BRK Inc.
The XXIII Olympic Winter Games will be held for 17 days from 9 to 25 February, 2018 in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province, the Republic of Korea.