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Olympic Games Broadcast Rights Awarded To South Africa And Philippines

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the broadcast rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in South Africa it was announced Saturday.

SABC will offer increased coverage of the Olympic Games across a number of TV channels including a commitment to air more than 200 hours of live or same-day delayed coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games and a daily highlights program for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

The organization will also acquire the rights to air the Games across all media platforms, including TV, cable, satellite, Internet and mobile telephones, as well as pay satellite rights in sub-Saharan Africa for the same period.

Solar Entertainment in the Philippines has been awarded the broadcast rights for the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games. Solar Entertainment will offer increased coverage of the Olympic Games across a number of TV channels, including a commitment to air more than 200 hours of live or same-day delayed coverage of the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games and a daily highlights program for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. Write or read comments about this article

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