TORINO 2006: VNR Package available for Broadcasters
On the occasion of the tenth and final visit of the IOC Coordination Commission to Turin, host city of the XX Olympic Winter Games – Torino 2006, the IOC is making available to broadcasters, free of charge, some VNR materials to help them to enhance their news stories (for full terms and conditions please see the VNR hosting site). The IOC also hopes to be able to provide some more VNR packages to broadcasters as the Games draw closer. Please click here to access the VNR package (you will be redirected to a website that is not controlled by the IOC): www.thenewsmarket.com/ioc
Currently Available – Jean-Claude Killy
Broadcasters are currently (29/11/05) able to access 12 video packages comprising both B-roll and short interview pieces with the Chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission for Torino 2006 – Jean-Claude Killy. Chairman Killy can be seen walking in one of Turin’s main piazzas and answering questions on subjects such as the Commission’s role and actions in Turin; the transfer of knowledge that the IOC is passing along to Torino 2006 and the current state of preparations for the Games in Turin (available in both English and French).
Currently Available – B-roll
Broadcasters can also access B-roll in order to help bring some colour to their news pieces. They can currently receive B-roll of the Torino 2006 torch lighting ceremony in Olympia, Greece; skaters at the Torino Ice 2005 events; images of building work in some of Turin’s Olympic venues; general views of the city of Turin; images from Torino 2006’s press conference on the Olympic ceremonies; images of Torino Look and images from the Closing Ceremony of the Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games.
Currently Available – The Italian Job
More VNR material has been posted and made available to broadcasters (30/11/05). These images include a short sequence from the original film of The Italian Job (1969) (All rights cleared for TV news purposes worldwide until 28 February 2006), which was partially set in the city of Turin. There are also new interviews with Jean-Claude Killy and Valentino Castellani (in English and French); and more B-roll material featuring the city of Turin, the Lingotto, the Palavela and the newly inaugurated Turin Olympic Stadium.
The Olympic Winter Games will be held in Turin from 10 to 26 February 2006. The Winter Games comprise seven different sports and 15 different disciplines, which will be played out in eight different competition sites. Around 2,500 athletes, 650 judges and umpires and one million spectators are expected to participate in this 20th edition of the Winter Games.