Russian broadcaster augments Rio Olympics set

Russian broadcaster Match TV (Матч ТВ), is using virtual set technology to expand its set for coverage of the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

The network’s design, by Aleks Ivanovsky, features a curved white wall with a textured backlit “squiggle,” likely a nod to Rio de Janeiro’s rocky terrain, running from side to side.


The far side of the set, however, is augmented with a virtual “window” with a Rio cityscape and faux freestanding flatscreen.

The space where the virtual element is inserted is visible in to the left side of this image:


This area also features a small, circular pod that includes the “squiggle” design in its base.

The networks main studio, in Russia, features Olympic imagery and brightly colored backlit panels to create a dynamic look.