Interesting Facts about Germany 2006 World Cup

Pool Feed for Broadcasters 1
Number of Directors 6
PanAmSats used to send HD signal worldwide 9
Cities hosting matches 12
Panels on current FIFA football 14
Distinct feeds produced by HBS per match 16
Outside Broadcast Vans 20
HD Cameras used to cover each match (per stadium) 25
Microphones covering each match 25
Length of event (days) 31
Nations participating 32
Match officials 33
Number of matches broadcast in HD for 2002 FIFA World Cup 48
Interview studios 50
Total matches played 64
Number of matches broadcast in HD for 2006 FIFA World Cup 64
Presentation studios 70
Number of Fujinon HD Lenses deployed 100
Worldwide Broadcasters 180
Players 736
Length of audio/video cabling 750 km
Unilateral camerapositions 800
Length of cabling in total for 12 venues 1300 km
First year of the FIFA World Cup 1930
Commentary positions 2000
HBS staff to produce content 2000
Hours of feeds produced 2200
Estimated number of press on scene 15000
Estimated number of network connections 45000
Expected visitors per game 40000 – 60000
RFID embedded tickets 3.5 million
Cost to sponsor the games $30 to $50 million
Estimated cost of voice and data network deployed by Avaya $100 million
Viewers expected to watch the games 5 billion

Source:Audio Video Producer

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