International Olympic Committee (IOC) has appointed Getty Images as its official photographic agency for the Beijing Olympics. Getty Images' sports specialist photographers will again be providing live updates of every sports and medal event at the Beijing Olympics starting on 8th August 2008 via direct feeds to the world's media and a live stream on www.gettyimages.com/editorial. This coverage will be exclusively sourced to the Indian market and rest of the South Asian market by Visage Images, Master delegate of Getty images.
A fiber optic network will link all 31 venues at which its photographers are shooting, allowing them to file straight to the main base. This will enable the picture to be transferred from the track to its website in less than two minutes, meaning that at the finish of the 100m sprint it might feasibly have photos at news desk around the world before the winner is halfway through the lap of honour.
"Getty Images believes in telling stories through images and capturing stunning moments that can never be replicated. With hundreds of photographers covering all the venues and events, Visage Images, Master Delegate of Getty Images is poised to bring these images to India and rest of South Asian markets" said Vijay Chintamaneni, CEO of Visage Media Services.