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Broadcast Legacy Programme 2018 Press Briefing

1/22/2018

Broadcast Legacy Programme 2018 Press Briefing

INASGOC, the local organising committee for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 and International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS), the host broadcaster, organised a press briefing at the INASGOC headquarters on 17 January 2018 to promote the IGBS led Broadcast Legacy Programme for the Games. The ten partnered universities, along with INASGOC and IGBS were invited to participate in the press briefing. More than 70 media persons were present to cover this event. The Programme has been launched to leave a legacy behind for the future generations.

Mr. Erick Thohir, Executive Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Solihin, Deputy III Games Support, and Mr. Sjafrie Sjamsoeddin, Vice President, represented INASGOC. Mike Wilmot, Project Director, and Ekta Hutton, Legacy Supervisor, represented IGBS. A formal signing ceremony was held between INASGOC, IGBS and the Universities.

There are ten participating universities in this endeavour. Six universities are based in Jakarta, namely Binus University, London School of Public Relations (LSPR), Universitas Prof. Dr. Moestopo, STIKOM InterStudi, Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN). Whereas, two universities in Bandung namely Universitas Komputer (UNIKOM) and Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD), and two in Palembang namely Bina Darma University and Sriwijaya University.

The Broadcast Legacy Programme has two activities – the internship programme and the vignette (short film) competition.

The internship programme will launch training programmes specifically designed to target more than 500 students. It is a great opportunity for the Indonesian youngsters to get involved in the Games and gain invaluable experience while developing their skills in sports broadcasting as they intern with the IGBS team. Erick Thohir, the Chairman of INASGOC said, “After 56 years this is a great opportunity for the younger generation, including students to be a part of history by utilising the 2018 Asian Games to develop their potential in the field of broadcast. The Broadcast Legacy Programme becomes a perfect tool for those who are talented and want to build a future career. Asian Games 2018 must leave a footprint so that young Indonesians can go global.”

Along with internship opportunities, the vignette competition has been created to promote the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018. The vignette competition is for dynamic and enthusiastic film-makers. They must create an original short film carrying all the four predefined themes: Unity in Diversity, Energy of Asia, The World is Watching and Preparing for Triumph. The selected work will be further edited to air at a special premiere event in Jakarta and will be distributed worldwide to promote the Games. Additionally, the winners will get an attractive prize.

“We are proud to run this first Broadcast Legacy Programme in Indonesia by involving students from selected universities,” said Mike Wilmot, Project Director of IGBS. “With this worldwide IGBS interaction and collaboration, we hope that many young people in this country will be able to develop careers in the Asian and global sports broadcasting industry.”

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