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Speed skating and snowboarding are the focus of two 4K films to air across Europe, Asia and the USA ahead of the Winter Olympics, production partners CJ E&M and Insight TV have announced.

Breaking Limits 3 25 January 2018The first of two one-hour films, called Breaking Limits, will broadcast in 4K ultra HD on 26 January at 9pm CET on the adventure sport and lifestyle channel Insight TV. The series will also be distributed on CJ E&M's South Korean network.

The 2018 Winter Olympics will take place from 9-25 February in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The Ultra HD series will examine how developing technology is providing a winning advantage to professional athletes competing at the highest levels in their winter sports. The South Korean skaters, for example, use a legal curved blade on their skates to enhance their performance in short-track speed skating - an event that features multiple skaters skating on an oval ice track.

Presenters Beorn Nijenhuis (a former speed skater from The Netherlands) and Julien Kang (from South Korea) visit training sites, hardware factories and laboratories across the world. They meet with scientists, innovators and former top-speed skaters including South Korean short-track gold medallist Byun Chun-sa.

"Breaking Limits allows viewers to get behind-the-scenes footage of how winter sports athletes prepare for top competitive events and how they maximise their ability using state-of-the-art sports equipment," said Arun Maljaars, content strategy director, Insight TV.

The series explores increasing competition from athletes hailing from countries without a winter sports tradition, and the innovative technology that helps them up their game. It also finds why elite snowboarders use virtual reality (VR) and trampolines to propel them to peak performance.