RIA Novosti Group Launches Round-The-Clock Multimedia Coverage of the Sochi 2014 Olympics

MOSCOW, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - RIA Novosti is proud to announce an update to its range of Olympic products in partnership with a major Russian television channel and a communications group, which owns the largest outdoor media façades in Moscow, to broadcast its Olympic content.

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Over 300 correspondents, photographers, IT-specialists, programmers and other specialists, 84 of whom based in Sochi, will be providing 24 hour coverage of the Olympics in Russian and foreign languages.

"RIA Novosti has always attached great importance to covering the Olympic and the Paralympic Games, and we are honored by the decision to award us the status of Sochi 2014 Olympics Host National News Agency and Photo Pool. RIA Novosti plans to have over 80 journalists and photographers focusing primarily on the Russian athletes in Sochi," Head of RIA's Olympic team Maxim Filimonov says.

The agency is already producing up to 400 Olympic photos daily, and this will grow to over 1,200 when the games begin. Clients will receive the content from location within 90 seconds via the state-of-the-art Blitz system.

RIA Novosti will also use MRMC camera motion control equipment and will present visual content in the most advanced formats, including interactive video and 360° panoramic video.

The best Olympic photos will be projected on Europe's largest media façade, Moscow's Hydroproject building. The Inspire to Win exhibition featuring the best sports photos by RIA Novosti correspondents, will be held in Moscow's downtown streets in December 2013.

The games will be covered in eleven formats, as well as via special mobile applications and websites.

The Second Screen app, created together with Russia's Channel One, is one of RIA Novosti's most advanced products. RIA Novosti will also launch the Sochi 2014 app, created jointly with IOC global partner ATOS statistics operator.

Newsfeed subscribers, the media and other RIA Novosti clients will have access to the new information portal and the Olympic photobank.

A special product line for RIA Novosti's foreign clients includes: R-Sport News Service - English newswire covering the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and all other major sporting competition in Russia. 2014 Winter Olympic Photo package - on-the-spot news footage and a collection of archival photos with Olympic themes.

SOURCE: RIA Novosti

For further information:

CONTACTS: Vladimir Gushchin, Director for public affairs, Email: v.gushchin@rian.ru, Tel: +7-495-645-6580

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