Panasonic® to unveil biggest screens for 2012 Olympics
Tina Turner once crooned about what you see is what you get. And the bigger, the better! Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant, has decided to take up the challenge the only way it can - by creating the world’s biggest screens for the greatest spectacle on earth - the 2012 Olympic Games.
The statistics will make you go wow! Panasonic has received orders to supply outdoor LED screens with screen sizes ranging from 14m² to 52m² for next year’s London Olympic Games. Before you are through gasping, here’s the icing on the cake, so to speak. The electronics giant will also introduce the biggest ever indoor plasma display at a humongous 152 inches. At least no one can complain about missing out on the action!
Major sporting events have always attracted massive audiences, and with giant screens being built at the venues, people can have their fill of the events naturally. In London’s Trafalgar Square, Panasonic, an Olympic partner, had already installed 33.6m² outdoor LED screens for the events leading down to the countdown of the Games. All the Olympic venues will boast of plasma screen TVs so that the audience can watch action replays, course overviews, etc.
Panasonic was already dreaming big when it began offering screens ranging from 14m² and 52m² for the London Prepares test event series. People could watch sports as varied as BMX, basketball, hockey, and beach volleyball on these giant displays. One of these will include the Big Daddy of all screens manufactured so far: the Panasonic TH-152UX1 4K2K, which boasts of a 152-inch screen; a report from Lang AG certifies it as the biggest in the world. The company would also supply screens with 103-inch displays.
Not content with it alone, Panasonic has decided to tie up with the IOC and OBS to offer more than 200 hours of live 3D coverage of the 2012 London Olympics. The giant screens that have been installed at the various Olympic venues can project 3D images to viewers.
So, get cracking, leave the comfort of your home and head to the city of the Thames to catch all the action on the biggest screens ever manufactured for the sporting arena!