Mayor Eduardo Paes handed over this Sunday (8) to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Organizing Committee, the International Broadcast Center (IBC) building, constructed by Lafem Engenharia, wherein will be installed around 70 TV and radio stations that have the rights to broadcast the Games.
The IBC has 68 thousand square meters of built area, accommodates up to 10,000 journalists and will operate 24 hours. It is from there that the images of the Games will be generated. After the Olympics, the structure will be operated by the private sector.
The International Broadcast Center began to be built in October 2013, four years after the announcement that Rio would host the Games. The project is part of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) including the Main Press Center (MPC) and the Press Hotel, whose cost amounted R$ 1.68 billion, of which R$ 1.150 billion from private funds and R$ 528 million from the City Hall.