FIFA World Cup by the Numbers

· · · World Cup 2006

Interesting stats for FIFA World Cup 2006 in ascending order:

» 1 Pool Feed for Broadcasters
» 6 Number of Directors
» 9 PanAmSats used to send HD signal worldwide
» 12 Cities hosting matches
» 14 Panels on current FIFA football
» 16 Distinct feeds produced by HBS per match
» 20 Outside Broadcast Vans
» 25 HD Cameras used to cover each match (per stadium)
» 25 Microphones covering each match
» 31 Length of event (days)
» 32 Nations participating
» 33 Match officials
» 48 Number of matches broadcast in HD for 2002 FIFA World Cup
» 50 Interview studios
» 64 Total matches played
» 64 Number of matches broadcast in HD for 2006 FIFA World Cup
» 70 Presentation studios
» 100 Number of Fujinon HD Lenses deployed
» 180 Worldwide Broadcasters
» 736 Players
» 750 km Length of audio/video cabling
» 800 Unilateral camera positions
» 1300 km Length of cabling in total for 12 venues
» 1930 First year of the FIFA World Cup
» 2000 Commentary positions
» 2000 HBS staff to produce content
» 2200 Hours of feeds produced
» 15,000 Estimated number of press on scene
» 45,000 Estimated number of network connections
» 40,000 – 60,000 Expected visitors per game
» 3.5 million RFID embedded tickets
» $30 to $50 million Cost to sponsor the games
» $100 million Estimated cost of voice and data network deployed by Avaya
» 5 billion Viewers expected to watch the games

Source: http://www.audiovideoproducer.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=45588

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