18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang

International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS), a partnership between HBS and IMG Media, performed host broadcaster duties for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, the second-largest programme in Asian Games history. The largest was the 15th Asian Games Doha 2006, which were also fully host broadcasted by IGBS under its previous title – Doha Asian Games Broadcast Services (DAGBS). 

IGBS provided a full ‘turn-key’ host broadcasting solution for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, including overall project management, full TV coverage of all live sports, International Broadcast Centre (IBC) design and operations, IBC-based production, broadcast venue operations and services to Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) as well as relations with RHBs (Booking and Information). Internal support services such as logistics, legal, finance, HR and IT were also part of IGBS’ remits.

With more than 2,400 hours of material distributed to RHBs across 23 days of coverage from Indonesia, the event programme covered 462 events. There were 41 sports transmitted live and ENG crews provided full coverage of the best of the action from the non-live competition. 

The Asian Games also required a large production team. There were 11 ENG crews deployed around the four venue clusters and 44 production teams based at the venues producing live content. A total of 149 production staff members based at the IBC pushed 16 highlights shows; made over 200,000 logging entries; commentated on over 350 matches and competition sessions; and QC’d, coordinated and planned the coverage of the Games down to the last detail.

Facts & Figures:

  • 2,450 hours of content produced
  • 40 sports covered live
  • 44 production teams
  • 11 ENG crews
  • 24 days of live coverage
  • 23 DX Daily Schedules
  • 16 daily highlights shows
  • 6 beauty shots
  • 8,000 m2 raw indoor space
  • 3,522 m2 constructed space for multilateral areas
  • 500 m2 Production Centre
  • 150 m2 largest TV studio
  • 7 TV studios
  • 1,800 people housed at the IBC
  • 10 days to dismantle
  • 39 DX circuits switched on a daily basis
  • 43 unilateral incoming VandA extensions
  • 7 unilateral outgoing VandA extensions
  • 67 commentary and coordination extensions at the IBC
  • 28 venues connected with IBC
  • 6 beauty shot camera feeds
  • 38 venues with live coverage
  • 400 ENG positions
  • 270 ENG Mixed Zone positions
  • 50 total number of Rights Holders
  • 3,522 m2 total unilateral area at the IBC
  • 500+ updates on the Host Broadcast Web Platform
  • 17 broadcast Liaison and Information Managers (BLIMs)
  • 2,285 Host Broadcaster accreditations
  • 35 air freight shipments (100 tons)
  • 315 tons of total freight shipped
  • 514 positions filled by interns