18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018

The Indonesia Asian Games Organising Committee (INASGOC) appointed International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) as the Host Broadcaster (HB) of the 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018 in September 2017. With a proven track-record in major event host broadcast services, IGBS, a joint venture between HBS and IMG, took responsibility for the entire host broadcast operation to cover Asia’s biggest and most popular sports event. 

IGBS’ appointment reflected the commitment of the Games’ governing body to deliver the highest standards of quality, consistency and innovation to create an engaging fan experience. IGBS was previously the host broadcaster of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha and was involved in the Games in Guangzhou in 2010 and Incheon in 2014. Providing a full ‘turn-key’ host broadcasting of the event, this included overall project management, full TV coverage of all live sports, International Broadcast Centre (IBC) design and operations, IBC-based production, broadcast venue operations and services to Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) as well as relations with RHBs (Booking and Information). Internal support services such as logistics, legal, finance, HR and IT were also part of IGBS’ remits. 

In line with its best practises, IGBS involved regional production teams to work alongside the company’s core team of experts. Five hundred students from Indonesian universities were also selected to be part of a Legacy Programme, thus allowing them to train in different broadcast positions during the 2018 Asian Games and take those experiences beyond into their future careers. 



  • 2,450 Hours of Content Produced
  • 40 Sports Covered Live
  • 44 Production Teams
  • 11 ENG Crews
  • 24 Days of Live Coverage
  • 23 DX Daily Schedules
  • 16 Daily Highlights Shows
  • 6 Beauty Shots

International Broadcast Centre (IBC)

  • 8,000 m2 Raw Indoor Space
  • 3,522 m2 Constructed Space for Uniliteral Areas
  • 2,000 m2 Constructed Space for Multilateral Areas
  • 500 m2 Production Centre
  • 150 m2 Largest TV Studio
  • 7 TV Studios
  • 1,800 People Housed at the IBC


  • 39 DX Circuits Switched on a Daily Basis
  • 43 Unilateral Incoming VandA Extensions
  • 7 Unilateral Outgoing VandA Extensions
  • 67 Commentary and Coordination Extensions at the IBC
  • 53 CATV Connections at Unilateral Premises
  • 102 km Broadcasting Cabling IBC (RHBs - 71 km/ HB - 31 km)
  • 6 Edit Work Stations
  • 32 Logging Work Stations
  • 14 Browsing Work Stations
  • 2 Play Out Work Stations
  • 28 Venues Connected with IBC
  • 6 Beauty Shot Camera Feeds

Venue Operations

  • 38 Venues with Live Coverage
  • 400 ENG Positions
  • 270 ENG Mixed Zone Positions
  • 44 Dedicated Commentary Positions
  • 4 Dedicated Mixed Zone Positions

Rights Holding Broadcasters (RHBs) Relations

  • 50 Total Number of Rights Holders
  • 14 Number of Rights Holders that Placed Bookings
  • 135 Booking Items
  • 4,596 Order Lines in the Booking System
  • 33 Newsletters
  • 200 TV Production Handbooks Produced
  • 500+ Updates on the Host Broadcast Web Platform
  • 17 Broadcast Liaison and Information Managers (BLIMs)


  • 2,285 Host Broadcaster Accreditations
  • 1,205 International Flights Booked
  • 23,167 Hotel Room Nights Booked
  • 34,448 Meal Boxes Provided
  • 2,000 Crew Uniform Packages
  • 35 Air Freight Shipments (100 tons)
  • 315 Tons of Total Freight Shipped

Legacy Programme

  • 1,301 Interviews with Applicants
  • 514 Positions Filled by Interns
  • 301 Positions Based at the Venues
  • 133 Positions Based at the IBC
  • 10 Partner Universities