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16.1 INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST CENTRE AND MAIN PRESS CENTRE
A new state-of-the-art IBC will be constructed in Moscow to ensure the best technology and facilities for the TV and radio coverage of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports and cultural events. The site will be located in the north-western part of the city, in immediate proximity to the MPC and within walking distance from the Olympic and Media Villages. The total area allotted by the Moscow City Government for the IBC will amount to approximately 20 hectares. The floor space of the venue will sum to 70,000 m2.
The IBC will be fitted and equipped with all the necessary installations, communication systems and engineering facilities to secure maximum opportunities for the OBO and broadcasters. Various service and ancillary infrastructures, reliable security systems and a parking lot will be available at the site to cater for the maintenance and the needs of the personnel. Furthermore, specially-dedicated media transport and optimal access to the city transportation system will guarantee convenience and minimised travel time to the competition venues of the Games.
Designed and equipped according to the latest technological advances and the most progressive international standards, the Moscow IBC will fully meet the IOC requirements in force. Moreover, the site is likely to become a unique example with regard to a number of its key features and set the pattern for the succeeding Games’ organisers.
The IBC construction will be financed by private investors. In post- Olympic period, the site will become a worthy contribution to the fast-moving city media infrastructure.
Moscow will build a new state-of-the-art MPC for the world’s accredited media covering the Games. The venue concerned will be situated on an area of 15 hectares, in close proximity to the IBC and within walking distance from the Olympic and Media Villages. The MPC total floor space will amount to approximately 40,000 m2. The site will comprise fully equipped and appointed working halls for the journalists, a photo centre with a photo lab, offices of news and publishing agencies, a press-conference hall (with a seating capacity of 1,000), communications centre and other media facilities. Data support of the accredited media will be provided by means of a special computer network, with its terminals installed in the MPC as well as at other key Olympic venues.
Service and commercial facilities, up-to-date security systems and a parking lot will be available at the MPC to insure its normal operations and cater for the needs of the personnel. Dedicated transportation for accredited media between the MPC and the competition venues of the Games will be provided. The Moscow
MPC will fully conform to the IOC requirements.The MPC construction will be financed by private investors. In post- Olympic period, the site will expand the fast-moving city media infrastructure.
Moscow City Government Guarantee
The respective guarantee of the Moscow City Government regarding the construction, use and commercial rights in relation to the IBC and MPC has been obtained.
16.2 MEDIA ACCOMMODATION
The Moscow concept for media accommodation during the Games is based on the construction of an up-to-date comfortable Media Village. Its main characteristics are intended to ensure sufficient capacity to accommodate most (except Broadcasters hospitality sub-group) of the accredited media, providing them with an adequate housing (3/4-star hotel level) and an ample variety of service and commercial facilities. The Village will be a permanent venue and will subsequently become an important contribution to the Olympic legacy of Moscow.
The Media Village will be located in the north-western part of Moscow, within walking distance from the IBC/MPC. The travel time to the city centre and the majority of the competition venues will not exceed 15-20 minutes by car. The total area allotted by the Moscow City Government for the construction of the Media Village will amount to approximately 20 hectares. The site will take the form of a multi-apartment urban residential area, with a capacity insuring accommodation for 21,000 people in single/ double rooms (average floor space – 17-20 m2).
The Media Village will be constructed to reflect modern style trends and local landscape features. The Village will comprise the most diverse ancillary facilities and convenient parking lots. Security will be provided twenty-four hours a day and the site will fully meet the IOC requirements.
The site for the Media Village was selected to ensure maximum ease regarding access to the venues and a modern, comfortable and safe environment for members of the media. Proximate placing of all main media facilities of the Games will be particularly beneficial. The construction of the Media Village will be financed by private investors. After the Games, the site will be used as private housing.
16.3 MEDIA TRANSPORT
The concept for the accredited media transport by the Moscow 2012 Bid Committee envisages a number of special measures. The keynotes are given below:
- A plan of main and alternative city routes embracing all competition and non-competition venues of the Games
- Forming the media fleet considering all specific needs of the constituent group concerned
- Dedicated transportation for the routes Media Village – Airports (using a schedule agreed in advance)
- Dedicated transportation for the routes Media Village/IBC/MPC – Competition venues, as well as Competition venues – Competition venues (regularly; observing the approved schedule for the competition, cultural and official events)
- Providing due access to the supplemental pay transport services (if required)
16.4 MEDIA MAP
16.5 UNION REGULATIONS AND LABOUR LAW
Considering the special features of international coverage of the Olympic Games, foreign broadcasters and their personnel will not be subject to the labour law in force in Russia. As for the OBO, domestic broadcasters and their personnel, the legislation concerned will be mandatory in appropriate cases.
There are no special union regulations whatsoever applicable to broadcasters and their personnel in the Russian Federation.
The RF legislation does not provide for any specific taxes pertaining to broadcasters and their personnel. The introduction of such taxes is not under consideration.