"The host broadcaster," explained Len Edwards, executive director of the Halifax Summit Office, "provides national and international media with comprehensive and technically clear audio and video feeds of all key events at the Summit. Events range from the arrivals of the various world leaders to daily media briefings and the Chairman's closing statement. The feeds will be seen and heard not only in Canada but around the world."
The host broadcaster will operate from the Media Centre located at the Halifax Metro Centre and the World Trade and Convention Centre. Its responsibilities will include the installation of a master control system, TV and radio studios, edit suites and edit bays. As part of its assignment, the host broadcaster will also develop a ten minute videotape presentation of images of Halifax and environs for use in national and international news reports.
"We are confident that the CTV-Dome team has the expertise required to put together a complex technical system in an extremely short period of time," added Mr. Edwards. "Through their efforts they will once again demonstrate why Canada is considered to be one of the world leaders in television broadcasting and production."
Known for the high quality of its news programming, CTV was the host broadcaster for the 1988 Winter Olympic Games in Calgary and a host broadcaster for the 1994 Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer. It performed the same role at the recent Nordic Games in Thunder Bay. Dome is the leading North American supplier of facilities and expertise serving the broadcast, entertainment and communications marketplace.
The CTV-Dome consortium was chosen through a tendering process. The decision was based on evaluation of the following criteria: a comprehensive work plan, personnel expertise, production technology and costing effectiveness.
The Summit is a gathering of leaders from the seven largest industrialized nations as well as representatives of the European Union and the Russian Federation. The event will take place in Halifax from June 15-17,1995.
For more information contact:
Angela Surrette Halifax Summit Media Relations (902) 473-7119