Jakarta, Indonesia/Torino, Italy (July 3, 2018) – It was announced today by the Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) that Deltatre, the world’s leading sports media and technology services company, has been selected to design, create and power the Official Games Time website and mobile applications for the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 – the first time in Asian history two cities will co-host the event.
The oldest and most prestigious event on the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) calendar, INASGOC, conducted a worldwide search for a specialist in creating leading-edge, digital platforms capable of serving its massive fan base across Asia. INASGOC and Deltatre will jointly develop a best-in-class responsive website and mobile apps powered by Deltatre’s award-winning Multisport Platform, Forge, built to deliver the unique digital demands of a Games for Organising Committees and Broadcasters around the world.
Launched in 1951, the Asian Games are recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the world’s largest multi-sport event. The 18th edition will include 40 Sports, 67 Disciplines, and more than 10,000 athletes from 45 National Governing Bodies fiercely competing in this year’s two-week event being jointly hosted by Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia. In addition to all the traditional sports, Deltatre has customised its solution to include sports such as Sepak Takraw, Pencak Silat, Wushu and Kabaddi that are traditional to Asian culture.
“We are delighted to welcome our new partners at Deltatre. They will play a critical role in our mission to deliver the best traditions and experiences of the Games to sports fans throughout Asia. They are the industry’s foremost experts with decades of experience creating best-in-class digital platforms and services to support live, multi-sport competitions that connect with multi-national audiences. Together, we will showcase the athletes and the Games in their finest light to reach more fans than ever,” said Erick Thohir, President of INASGOC.
In addition to the technology partnership, it was also announced that Deltatre will become an official ‘Supporting Sponsor’; Deltatre’s first sponsorship of a global sports competition.
“It is an absolute honour to work with the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee on this prestigious assignment and to have our name alongside the Games, the OCA and fellow Sponsors which is a first for the company as part of our new marketing initiative! With Asia leading digital growth rates, providing a proven digital platform has arguably never been more important, and we are delighted to share our solution and years’ of multisport experience to offer the billions of fans across the continent best-in-class digital resources to follow this important and thrilling event live. We can’t wait for the opening ceremony,” said Stefano Rigat, President, EMEA for Deltatre.
About INASGOC: INASGOC or Indonesia Asian Games 2018 Organizing Committee is an official committee established by the Indonesian government after the appointment of Indonesia as host of the 18th Asian Games. INASGOC is responsible as an organizing committee that will plan, prepare and organize the Asian Games 2018. The event will take place in Jakarta and Palembang – South Sumatera.
About The Asian Games: As the biggest multi-sport games after the Olympic Games, the Asian Games is the most prestigious event organized by the Olympic Council of Asia. The Asian Games are held every four years. The Asian Games follow the sports programme of the Olympic Games, with swimming and athletics as the core sports, as well as featuring disciplines which reflect the diverse sporting culture of the Asian continent such as sepaktakraw (South East Asia), kabaddi (South Asia) and wushu (EastAsia). The inaugural Asian Games took place in New Delhi, India, in 1951 with 11 countries competing in six sports. The 18th Asian Games 2018 will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia in August 18th to September 2nd, 2018.
About Deltatre: A Bruin Sports Capital portfolio company, Deltatre is the global leader in providing reliable and innovative solutions for sports federations, leagues and media companies including OTT services, digital and social media applications, content production and data and broadcast services. With a team of around 550 people and offices in Turin, London, Munich, Hamburg, Paris, Geneva, New York, Los Angeles, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo, Deltatre has over 30 years’ experience at the highest level of international sport. Deltatre supports rights owners and holders in delivering multi-dimensional and multi-platform sporting coverage focusing on three different experiences: online, providing truly immersive digital user experiences; onstage, adding value for viewers on venue and on linear TV; backstage, enabling any other front-end service for those who work behind the scenes. Deltatre has powered crucial services for federations and broadcasters for the top 5 global sports live events of all time.