Discovery has unveiled its plans for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, which will take place in February.
In preparation for the event, Discovery will broadcast over 700 hours of live winter sports coverage, with a total of 3,000 hours. Part of this accumulated content will be a new show, Winter Pass, presented by Radzi Chingyangya – which gained popularity during Discovery’s coverage in Tokyo 2020.
The one-hour, ten-episode show premieres on November 23 and airs weekly with Chingyangya visiting some of the most scenic places on the winter sports calendar to present an event on the Olympic program. It will include original formats such as Athletes To Watch – showcasing athletes chasing gold in Beijing 2022, and Essential Olympic Stories powered by Bridgestone – celebrating iconic Olympians such as Hermann Maier, Matty Nykanen and Steven Bradbury.
Other content in the preparation for the games includes a two-hour episode of Hall Of Fame on Eurosport 1 on October 26, featuring some of the best stories from the Winter Games in Turin, Vancouver, Sochi and PyeongChang.
Once the Winter Olympics begin, Discovery will once again use the Extended Reality Cube studio that was on display at Tokyo 2020 – with additional innovations to be announced closer to the event. The cover will also include the anthem produced by composer Steven Price in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra for Tokyo 2020.
Andrew Georgiou, President of Sports at Discovery, said: “A remarkable success of Tokyo 2020 has been the way discovery + and our digital platforms have transformed the way we tell stories. They not only reach the entire home audience, but respond well to storytelling outside of the live action. It has allowed us to tell more human stories that resonate with even more people, including making a deeper connection with the athletes, exploring the world they live in, and highlighting themes from the wider society. that fascinate them.
“When you combine this depth of storytelling with our unrivaled range of live winter sports reporting, we are the most comprehensive place to follow the journey to Beijing 2022. PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020 have shown how the success of the national heroes generated record audiences. Since many of our major markets are winter sports fanatics, we are preparing to do even more this winter. “
Scott Young, senior vice president, content and production at Discovery Sports, added: “We will spare no effort as we strive to tell the stories that matter to millions of fans across Europe before and during Beijing 2022. In Radzi Chinyanganya, who now takes on a role on a pan-European basis for our new Winter Pass program, we have an outstanding presenter perfectly placed speaking to viewers with the young and innovative approach to storytelling he demonstrated in Tokyo. for Discovery Eurosport in the UK.
“As it did for our coverage of Grand Slam tennis, the immersive Cube studio once again proved immensely popular with viewers and athletes alike during Tokyo 2020. We are all eager to unveil this brilliant technology under its new improved form for Beijing 2022. Fans will enjoy a deeper analysis from our incredible team of winter sports experts from across Europe like never before.
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