ORF believes that it is their responsibility to deliver top quality, unbiased international coverage in close cooperation with the EBU, the Local Organizing Committee and FIS. For that, it will bring together its top qualified directors, producers, camera crews and technicians with years of experience in the coverage of major winter sport events. Under the direction of Fritz Melchert and Michael Kögler, ORF will bring the essentials of the competition to the audience and produce a storyline in all broadcasts using innovative camera angles and the latest technology with the aim to produce the best coverage of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships ever. This also implies the use of 31 cameras for the men's slalom competitions, 43 for the downhill races, and 30 to 41 cameras focusing on the ladies' races. Two CamCats will additionally deliver horizontal shots along a 450 meter track across the men's and 520 meter track across the ladies' races.
Besides the competition schedule, also detailed information on camera layouts, running orders and technical details were shared with the broadcasters present. Using around 100 cameras, ORF will broadcast 65 hours live coverage from Schladming.
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