The Broadcast Training Programme (BTP)
The goal of the OBS Broadcast Training Programme (BTP) is to enhance the education of media and television university students offering them in-depth exposure to how the Olympic Games are broadcast. The workshops held in the partner universities will give students practical experience of how the largest broadcasting operation in the world will be put together and explain what part they could play. Successful students will then be considered for paid positions during Games-time, employed by Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the OBS team for the greatest celebration of sport, to work side by side with the best in the broadcast industry, and to jump-start your career with a competitive edge.
Who can participate?
You are eligible to participate in the Tokyo 2020 BTP if you:
- Are aged 18 years or over
- Have completed the BTP online application (will be made available in 2019)
- Are a student in good standing enrolled at a Japanese university
- Have an interest in learning how the broadcast and media industry work
- Have at least an intermediate knowledge of English
What does the training consist of?
BTP workshops last from two to six days depending on the selected position. Every workshop will generally start with an introductory general session that provides information about the programme and the different positions, a general overview of the Olympic Games themselves, as well as an explanation of the organisation of the OBS operation and Games-time protocol. The session will conclude with a presentation on the television production process and possibly a test. Additional sessions on the following days will include job-specific informational presentations or technical seminars that vary in number and style depending on the position applied for.
To be considered for one of the paid Games-time positions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games it is required for you to attend one of the BTP workshops.
Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS)
Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), a company wholly owned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), is responsible for providing live radio and television coverage from the Olympic Games to all Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) around the world who have acquired exclusive rights to broadcast the Games within their territories.
The IOC established OBS in 2001 to serve as the permanent Host Broadcaster for the Olympic Games, eliminating the need to continually rebuild the broadcast operation for each edition of the Games. OBS takes charge of all the organisational and technical undertaking involved in broadcasting the Games – from planning and implementing an effective broadcast production plan to building the necessary facilities and infrastructures, to providing state-of-the-art equipment and hiring professional workforce. OBS also offers additional services to RHBs to help them produce their own production unilateral coverage of the Games.
OBS ensures that the high standards of Olympic broadcasting are consistently maintained from one edition of the Games to the next and that the contractual obligations of the RHBs are fulfilled. In between Games, OBS invests a great amount of time in research and innovation in an effort to continually improve its level of services.
For more information about OBS, please visit www.obs.tv
About the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.
The Olympic Channel is headquartered in Madrid, Spain in the same facility with OBS. Both companies share synergies and work in close collaboration. The Olympic Channel will have activities during Games-time in the host city, with a working area inside the IBC.
For more information about the Olympic Channel, please visit www.olympicchannelservices.com