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Tv-coverage Of The Beijing Olympics In Germany


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I am very glad that the public channels have the TV-rights for Olympic Games in Germany - therewith we have a liver coverage without any commercials inbetween.

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The two public channels ARD (1st channel) and ZDF (2nd channel) rotate in the TV-coverage - one day ARD the next day ZDF shows Beijing - the coverage starts appr. at 02:00 am and ends appr. 06:00 p.m..

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At the same time Eins Plus, Eins Festival (two digital channels of ARD) and ZDFdoku, ZDFinfo (two digital channels of ZDF) are showing Beijing, too - focusing on team sports and sports, which were not shown simultanously on ARD and ZDF.

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Since Germany is in Europe we have the great luck that we can watch an European Sport Channel "Eurosport", which was founded by the Eurovision members. The TV-coverage of Eurosport starts appr. 04:00 a.m. and ends appr. 06:30 p.m.

Therewith you have sometimes the opportunity to choose between four different sports which were shown at the moment...

Edited by Citius Altius Fortius
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After one week "Beijing Olympics" I have to say that I am a little bit annoyed about the ARD...

Since Beijing is ahead in time the competitions have finished when I come home from the office and I would like to watch the highlights of the day on TV...

The ZDF (the other public channel) starts with its highlight program at 08:15 p.m. - the ARD starts with its highlight program at 05:40 p.m. that is much too early....

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