OSAKA, Japan–(Business Wire)–
With exactly ‘Two Years to Go’ until the London 2012 Olympic Games (London
2012), Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC)(TOKYO:6752), the Official Worldwide
Olympic Partner in the Audio and Visual Equipment category for the London 2012
Olympic Games, announced today that the company will host a one day event called
“Get Ready for London 2012″ in Trafalgar Square on July 27, 2010.
The event highlights include a “3D Future Zone” featuring six special pods that
include Panasonic’s Full HD 3D Plasma Home Theater Systems. The systems allow
visitors to enjoy exciting Olympic Games footage from recent Olympic Games in
high-quality 3D, immersing them in the true-to-life full HD 3D images.
Also, in cooperation with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games
and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), and British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC),
Panasonic will broadcast a live feed of the celebrations being hosted in the
Olympic Park, East London on its big screen in Trafalgar Square. By receiving
the BBC News channel live feed, Panasonic’s 60m2 LED screen in the square, will
give people an opportunity to be a part of this milestone day in the countdown
to London 2012.
Panasonic will host various events and attractions from 11:00 to 20:00 on July
27 in Trafalgar Square, including a live broadcast of the London 2012 tour of
the Olympic Park from 14:15-15:00.
A media event will be held from 18:00-18:30 on the same day. Dignitaries on hand
will include LOCOG CEO Paul Deighton, Team GB Olympic Gold medalist Tim Brabants
and Team GB Olympic Silver medalist Keri-Anne Payne.
For more details and webcast, please visit http://live2012.panasonic.co.uk/
Broadcast quality audio and video available for download at
Official Worldwide Olympic Partner
Panasonic is proud to support the Olympic movement – aimed at promoting world
peace through sports – as the Official Worldwide Olympic Partner in the Audio
and Visual Equipment category for more than 20 years since The Olympic Partner
(TOP) Program commenced at the Calgary Olympic Winter Games in 1988. Under the
slogan of “Sharing the Passion,” Panasonic contributes to the success of the
Olympic Games through its technology. In 2007 Panasonic renewed the partnership
with the International Olympic Committee through to the 2016 Olympic Games in
Rio de Janeiro.
For more information, visit http://panasonic.net/olympic/
Yoko Nakamizu, +81-(0)6-6937-7114
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