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Incheon Asian Games host broadcasting management launched

31 May 2013
Incheon, Korea: The Incheon Asian Games Host Broadcasting Management (IHB) held a launch ceremony in Yoido, Seoul, on May 28, with leaders of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC). In attendance were Mr Gil Hwan-yeong, President of Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), Mr Kim Jong-guk, President of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Mr Kim Young-soo, IAGOC President, and Mr Kwon Kyung Sang, IAGOC Secretary General.

IHB is a joint venture between KBS and MBC and will serve as the host broadcaster of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. KBS and MBC were also the host broadcasters for the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, 2002 Busan Asian Games and 2011 Daegu World Championships in Athletics. 

With their experience in these major international sporting events, the company is expected to provide the most sophisticated broadcasting services in Asian Games history. In addition to KBS and MBC, 10 other Korean broadcasters and overseas broadcasters such as CCTV and HBS will participate in the international signal production of IHB.

Fifty outside broadcast vans and 520 cameras will be used to produce 70 broadcasting feeds in 36 sports competitions and events, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies on September 19 and October 4, 2014, respectively.

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