The Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) has announced that Deltatre, the 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.