Atlanta 1996 Olympic flashback starring Panasonic technology


A giant 100m2 screen dynamically delivered the excitement and passion of the competition.

Continuing our proud 28 year history as a Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category, we are taking a look at some major innovations at the world’s greatest sporting event. Today we flash back to the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. Atlanta 1996 marked the 100th year of the modern Olympic Games. The centenary Olympic Games were broadcast in 214 countries, with 19.6 billion cumulative viewers sharing the thrills of the athlete’s performance.

Panasonic technology at
Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games

Broadcasting Equipment


Panasonic supplied a large amount of equipment at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, including 1,200 VTRs and 300 video cameras (cameras/camera recorders both for broadcasting). Furthermore Panasonic was awarded for the first time the role of prime contractor for the host broadcaster, providing full assistance from design to operation of the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). Panasonic engineers were on call around the clock to ensure the transmission of every thrilling moment of the Olympic Games to the world.

ASTROVISION Large-Screen Display System


At the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, Panasonic provided a 100m2 ASTROVISION screen to relay the excitement and passion inside the arena to spectators.

Panasonic technology supports Rio 2016 Olympic Games


Panasonic plays a major role in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in our capacity as both an Official Ceremony Partner – a first for Panasonic – and as the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category.


Panasonic tech shines at Rio 2016 Olympics.