Olympic Broadcasting Services, the Host Broadcaster for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, has selected The University of Utah Asia Campus in Songdo, Incheon as one of its partner universities to participate in their Broadcast Training Program.
The goal of the Broadcast Training Program is to provide a hands-on look into the intricacies of the Olympic Games in media and television to the university students of the host country. The workshops held in the partner universities will give students practical experience, as students learn how one of the largest global broadcasting service operates.
Olympic Broadcasting Services has been maintaining its partnership with The University of Utah in the U.S. since the 19th Salt Lake City Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2002. Professor Paul Rose of The University of Utah Asia Campus, who collaborated on the training program at The University of Utah Salt Lake City in 2002, is once again dedicating himself to The University of Utah Asia Campus’ hosting of the Broadcast Training Program.
Particularly, students in the new Film & Media Arts Program at The University of Utah Asia Campus will get to participate in this opportunity, and by participating in the training program, students will strengthen their competitiveness and specialization in the broadcasting field.
Olympic Broadcasting Services representative Luana Florentino said, “The University of Utah was selected as our partner, due to the quality of their communications program. We previously worked with the University of Utah when the Olympic Games came to Salt Lake City in 2002, so we see it as a continuation of our collaboration. We are delighted to partner with UAC as a Broadcast Training Centre for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.