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Surely both Australia and New Zealand are happy to have the Games at more reasonable times for them. Once again, TV ONE New Zealand puts up another very nice Olympic TV ad, so who is the BMX Kiwi girl?

I believe it's Sarah Walker

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Shame that you have to be in Jakarta and another city to get access to First Media, but I guess that's perhaps why RCTI, Global TV, and TPI are all involved to remedy that with simulcasts.

Hmm, durban, I'm not sure that RCTI, Global TV Indonesia, and TPI will broadcast the beijing 2008, because, until now, they never advertise about beijing 2008, the only tv free to air in Indonesia which air something about beijing 2008 is metro tv, they airing beijing dream 2008. But I hope you are right, so we can watch Beijing 2008 via MNC Group,btw i feel something wrong here, if First media is the owner of beijing 2008 right for Indonesia area, why they share the right with MNC group (RCTI, TPI and Global TV Indonesia), they are different group, and they are rival

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Rav3n, have you heard any new details pertaining to TVES, Meridiano TV, and Venevision in their Olympic TV plans or in any other Latin American nation? As an Olympic fan, what are your thoughts on the TV coverage?

RTV Slovenija unsurprisingly announced it will air the Slovenian TV coverage of the Games.

With no Indian field hockey in the Summer Olympics to look forward to on TV as an anchor, how will DD Sport manage its coverage? No surprise the anchor sports of swimming, field hockey, track and field, and soccer will get love as far as airtime, but I wager the focus will be on not just India's Olympians and the expected global superstars but of the Olympians from the South Asian diaspora. Gonna be very interesting...

I think I just an announcement of VGTRK's airing 340 hours of their portion of the 2008 Summer Olympics, but because I can't read Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet, I could misinterpret that actually for the 340 athletes. If it's the former, how many will Channel One air? In a related story, RSCC and Chinese satellite company CNC join forces for international satellite TV transmissions from Beijing.

http://www.rscc.ru/en/news/news/2007.10.04.html

The belated links to France TV airing 400 hours of the Jeux Olympiques live from Beijing this August.

http://sport.france2.fr/jo/41811482-fr.php

http://teleobs.nouvelobs.com/articles/400-...eures-de-direct

Patiently awaiting Olympic TV news from the smaller nations like the former Soviet republics (excluding the Baltic states and Russia), Andorra, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Laos, Cambodia..

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Got the first details of Supersport South Africa's Beijing Olympic plans that were announced yesterday:

--multichanneled event coverage like it was with Athens with many of the significant and popular events live and extensive highlights of other events

--HD Olympic broadcasting for the first time for South Africans (no surprise) as part of a new M-NET HD channel

--2 hour daily highlight package show every evening as part of the coverage, no more of the four hour shows in Athens

--Penny Heyns, Tony Ndoro, Jean Verster, and Darren Scott will not return but Leigh-Ann Paulick does with Robert Marawa at Supersport's Randburg studios with Ponga Liwewe and Crystal Arnold representing Supersport in Beijing

--Supersport's Update channel will include a 20 minute Olympic highlights package that will run as a loop incorporated into the regular 20-minute highlights programs of rugby, tennis, soccer, cricket, and Best of the Rest

--Supersport's website will carry Internet video highlights of key events alongside the news reports and results content offering

--Supersport Extra will have latest news, event results, and medal tables

Supersport has yet to say how many of its channels will get involved in this or approximately how many hours it will air. SABC has yet to officially announce their plans. Last time in Athens, South Africa with Supersport and SABC broadcasted a combined 2100 hours worth of coverage, making it among one of the biggest Athens Olympic coverages worldwide with Germany, Brazil, Greece, Malaysia (thanks to ASTRO), and the USA (Supersport did 1950). Will it be around the clock--for Athens it was at least 16 hours daily and had eight dedicated channels (likewise in Sydney). It didn't show everything; Supersport admitted from the start some sailing events, a few soccer and hockey games, even the odd classification/medal round game in basketball weren't shown. But it loads more than what NBC (or the CBC/TSN) did. Supersport Elite had the best stuff and ran 24 hours a day. Will it return? Though it wasn't mentioned, I'm starting to believe that Supersport Maximo, the Portuguese-language sports channel, will not take part, but more details will come...

Thanks for the compliments guys. It isn't always easy to find stuff, especially now, as we are still awaiting new developments. Everythings quiet right now, but will pick back up again.

Belgium's VRT already mentioned it will have Beijing 2008's Flemish coverage on its HD channel. Now we know that will be

on Een (Flemish for One), in both standard and HD versions of the network.

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Rav3n, have you heard any new details pertaining to TVES, Meridiano TV, and Venevision in their Olympic TV plans or in any other Latin American nation? As an Olympic fan, what are your thoughts on the TV coverage?

RTV Slovenija unsurprisingly announced it will air the Slovenian TV coverage of the Games.

With no Indian field hockey in the Summer Olympics to look forward to on TV as an anchor, how will DD Sport manage its coverage? No surprise the anchor sports of swimming, field hockey, track and field, and soccer will get love as far as airtime, but I wager the focus will be on not just India's Olympians and the expected global superstars but of the Olympians from the South Asian diaspora. Gonna be very interesting...

I think I just an announcement of VGTRK's airing 340 hours of their portion of the 2008 Summer Olympics, but because I can't read Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet, I could misinterpret that actually for the 340 athletes. If it's the former, how many will Channel One air? In a related story, RSCC and Chinese satellite company CNC join forces for international satellite TV transmissions from Beijing.

http://www.rscc.ru/en/news/news/2007.10.04.html

The belated links to France TV airing 400 hours of the Jeux Olympiques live from Beijing this August.

http://sport.france2.fr/jo/41811482-fr.php

http://teleobs.nouvelobs.com/articles/400-...eures-de-direct

Patiently awaiting Olympic TV news from the smaller nations like the former Soviet republics (excluding the Baltic states and Russia), Andorra, Luxembourg, Pakistan, Laos, Cambodia..

Laos? It's a communist state, and it has only one channel, LNTV. Maybe they'll broadcast.

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Hey! Solar Sports' Beijing Olympics plug appeared on RPN-9 earlier today!

Here's the plug:

Voiceover: "Witness the passion. Feel the excitement. 10,500 athletes will gather to set new records.* To strengthen ties between countries. To come together for the GRANDEST and BIGGEST event in SPORTS HISTORY. Catch Solar's marathon coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. On Solar Sports and these Solar-powered channels."

*Announcer (Athens 2004 OC): Philippines!

Images:

1. Chinese designs

2. Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony (the part will the Olympic Rings out of fire)

3. Parade of nations from Sydney 2000 OC, then from Athens OC (Philippines march-past shown)

4. Cathy Freeman lighting the Sydney cauldron

5. Shots from a Games promotional video

6. Woman doing the vault (Athens 2004, followed by other sports from these Games, including high jump and cycling, overlaid with the above uppercase words.)

7. Athens 2004 fireworks, then a girl waving a red silk, morphing into the Beijing 2008 logo

8. Solar Sports logo

9. Logos of all the other Solar-operated channels icluding the C/S logo (what I'm watching at that moment.). This is the last slide. In the final seconds the Bird's Neest appears on the right, and "OFFICIAL BROADCASTERS" at the bottom.

The plug was played four times during that break.

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Coming in August: The Olympic Games on Solar TV

Solar Entertainment Corporation is the exclusive rights holder of the 2008 Beijing Olympic coverage in the Philippines.

Beginning with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 8 at 8PM and concluding with the Closing Ceremony on August 24th, Solar Entertainment will offer an estimated 800 plus hours of Olympic coverage across its network including its PPV channel.

Solar Sports (24/7 Olympic channel), C/S Sports, ETC, 2nd Avenue, Basketball TV, Jack TV and All Access.

Solar's Olympic coverage from Beijing begins with the Opening Ceremony on August 8 at 8pm. Watch it live at Solar Sports and C/S Sports.

From: http://www.solar-entertainment.com

800+ hours? Let me see...

Solar Sports is gonna air 400 hours, while the other half will go to the others (80 hours each, 4-5 per day).

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I'm dedicating this post in loving memory of legendary broadcaster Jim McKay... :(

Just checked Wikipedia's Beijing 2008 international broadcaster list and there's a significant change regarding Thailand: Modern Nine and Bangkok Broadcasting TV are not going to air Beijing 2008 after all, but rather, perhaps to keep up with ASTRO, First Media(?), Solar Enteratinment, and StarHub/MediaCorp, and i-Media, TVPOOL, NBT, and TVSAT will participate for Thailand. No confirmation yet exists on that.

That same list notifies Canal 13 will join in TVN in Chile.

No surprise to me that Mary Carillo will return for another Olympic foray in Beijing as part of the NBC team. Same goes for Bob Costas, Dan Hicks, and Jim Lampley. Stevens Institute Ducks men's fencing coach Mika'il Sankofa recently was selected to join the NBC Olympic broadcasting as a fencing color commentator. Before then he will educate the public on the sport during the US women's and men's fencing events in July and August on USA and MSNBC.

Some other CBC Olympic commentators include Larry Cain, Mark Kelley, and Robin Brown.

SVT has released some details regarding their own Swedish coverage of Peking 2008. SVT Olympic 2008 coverage starts with live women's preliminary soccer the FIFA Women's World Cup champs Germany versus runners-up Brazil in a rematch and Sweden vs. hosts China games on SVT 1 and SVT HD at 10.45-14.50 with a studio show in between the two games at 13.00-13.30. Both will air the Opening Ceremony live on August 8 with a replay, studio anaylsis and final thoughts afterward on 20.00-22.30 (live Sweden time). From August 9-23 coverage will go from 3.00-18.00. With the final day of the Olympics on August 24, coverage will be live from 1.50-14.30 with the Closing Ceremony airing from 14.00-16.30. Late night SVT coverage comes at 23.00-3.00 with Olympia Studio at 20.00-21.30 and a half an hour Olsson Studio show (more on that later) at 21.00.

SVT 24 gets its turn through showing women's soccer prelims on its own on August 6 at 10.45-13.00 and 13.30-15.40 (of course not involving Sweden), and it will air women's soccer everyday up to the 24th (except the day of the opening ceremony) from 22.00-23.30. From August 9-24 SVT 24 will air multisports coverage from 3.00-18.00 (but not on August 17, which will actually go from 1.00-18.00). At 18.00, SVT 24 air its own late night show for two hours. I'm dedicating this post in loving memory of legendary broadcaster Jim McKay... :(

Just checked Wikipedia's Beijing 2008 international broadcaster list and there's a significant change regarding Thailand: Modern Nine and Bangkok Broadcasting TV are not going to air Beijing 2008 after all, but rather, perhaps to keep up with ASTRO, First Media(?), Solar Enteratinment, and StarHub/MediaCorp, and i-Media, TVPOOL, NBT, and TVSAT will participate for Thailand. No confirmation yet exists on that.

That same list notifies Canal 13 will join in TVN in Chile.

No surprise to me that Mary Carillo will return for another Olympic foray in Beijing as part of the NBC team. Same goes for Bob Costas, Dan Hicks, and Jim Lampley. Stevens Institute Ducks men's fencing coach Mika'il Sankofa recently was selected to join the NBC Olympic broadcasting as a fencing color commentator. Before then he will educate the public on the sport during the US women's and men's fencing events in July and August on USA and MSNBC.

Some other CBC Olympic commentators include Larry Cain, Mark Kelley, and Robin Brown.

SVT has released some details regarding their own Swedish coverage of Peking 2008. SVT Olympic 2008 coverage starts with live women's preliminary soccer the FIFA Women's World Cup champs Germany versus runners-up Brazil in a rematch and Sweden vs. hosts China games on SVT 1 and SVT HD at 10.45-14.50 with a studio show in between the two games at 13.00-13.30. Both will air the Opening Ceremony live on August 8 with a replay, studio anaylsis and final thoughts afterward on 20.00-22.30 (live Sweden time). From August 9-23 coverage will go from 3.00-18.00. With the final day of the Olympics on August 24, coverage will be live from 1.50-14.30 with the Closing Ceremony airing from 14.00-16.30. Late night SVT coverage comes at 23.00-3.00 with Olympia Studio at 20.00-21.30 and a half an hour Olsson Studio show (more on that later) at 21.00.

SVT 24 gets its turn through showing women's soccer prelims on its own on August 6 at 10.45-13.00 and 13.30-15.40 (of course not involving Sweden), and it will air women's soccer everyday up to the 24th (except the day of the opening ceremony) from 22.00-23.30. From August 9-24 SVT 24 will air multisports coverage from 3.00-18.00 (but not on August 17, which will actually go from 1.00-18.00). At 18.00, SVT 24 air its own late night show for two hours.

SVT Play offers live streams of its SVT1 and SVT24 Olympic coverage online plus introducing a new exclusive online channel called Peking+ featuring multiple Olympic sports live from 3.00-17.00 on August 9-24.

The SVT studio stuff will be Olympia Studio hosted by Andre Pops that will be 90-minutes long. Rickard Olsson hosts the SVT Olympic half-hour studio show. Mats Nystrom hosts Gomorron Sverige (Good Morning Sweden--don't think about Gomorrah) for 20-minutes every Olympic day. SVT will produce news stuff regarding the nation, the people, the issues, the sports, and the diverse cultures of the People's Republic of China.

SVT Play offers live streams of its SVT1 and SVT24 Olympic coverage online plus introducing a new exclusive online channel called Peking+ featuring multiple Olympic sports live from 3.00-17.00 on August 9-24.

The SVT studio stuff will be Olympia Studio hosted by Andre Pops that will be 90-minutes long. Rickard Olsson hosts the SVT Olympic half-hour studio show. Mats Nystrom hosts Gomorron Sverige (Good Morning Sweden--don't think about Gomorrah) for 20-minutes every Olympic day. SVT will produce news stuff regarding the nation, the people, the issues, the sports, and the diverse cultures of the People's Republic of China.

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I have to leave my school's computer lab to continue writing this. I even had to cut and paste what I previous wrote, and it came out like a double post.

Anyway, SVT will also telecast documentaries domestically and from around the world like France about China. Another doc deals with winning at whatever cost, particularly through the use of steroids. From late July and into early August, just before the start of the Beijing Olympics, SVT will look at how the Swedish Olympic team will fare with its own preview show that includes footage of them training and interviews from Susanna and Jenny Kallur, Karolina Kluft, Stefan Holm, Christian Olsson, Mustafa Muhammed, and Johan Wissman.

Een's Beijing 2008 HDTV Press Release

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ZDF Olympia 2008 starts on August 10 and then it goes on August 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24. As a reminder, ARD and ZDF alternates days the Olympics are on minus the digital channels that provide the supplemental coverage. ZDF will go from 2-18:00 live (going by 24 hour time, MET) with a daily 90 minute nightly Olympic day in review and highlight show on those days from 20.15-21.45. As a friendly reminder, ARD is airing the Opening Ceremony (Erhoffnung--sp?) on the 8th (since ARD and ZDF alternates every Summer Olympics on who takes turns on that and the Closing Ceremony--as Olympian2004 points out) and the first full official day of competition and all the odd numbered dates of the month of August up to the 23rd.

ZDF will bring a 500-member team of reporters, technicians, and hosts and 30 cameras to Beijing.

The following one is for James: The African Union of Broadcasters reached an agreement with the IOC in late May for the free-to-air broadcasting rights to Beijing 2008 for the 41 sub-Saharan African nations. This excludes South Africa of course, since the IOC already has a current deal with SABC/Supersport. AUB appoints Octagon-ABN as its commercial sales rep to assist in the packaging, promoting, and evaluate broadcast and advertising around these rights. AUB will air 126 hours of competition showing 14 Olympic sports on its their broadcast strategy throughout these nations because of the limited TV broadcasting space for them and of the limited appeal of many Olympic sports for many Africans, despite the Olympic program holding 41 sports. So it's easy to see that both ceremonies, soccer, swimming, boxing, basketball, track and field, cycling, volleyball, handball, wrestling, field hockey, gymnastics, and weightlifting will all be a part. So if you want more, you may need to head over to Supersport and await what it exactly will offer then, certainly more breadth if Athens was an indicator. Access to a clean feed is to be made available so that commentators can call the events in English, French, Portuguese, Arabic, or Spanish.

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Further info about Peking+ on SVT Play. It will cover Olympic sports that Sweden is not a part of or holds very a limited potency audience in that cannot get consistent TV coverage. Water polo, field hockey, softball, canoeing/kayaking, and much much more. Swedes can watch them when they want, where they want their Olympics. In total SVT/SVT HD, SVT24, and Peking+ SVT Play will amount to 700 hours of coverage. So TV4 will be involved this time.

RTBF, the French language TV and radio network in Belgium, will launch its own HD channel for La Une, that is already operation for EURO 2008 and will be for Beijing 2008.

Has BNT launched more channels instead that just one, BNT-1, in 2004 that will devote itself more to sports?

Many baseball games, according to the Supersport Athens 2004 schedule, weren't aired back then with a few sailing events, field hockey, basketball, and soccer already omitted. Had South Africa qualified then like it previously in Sydney, baseball would've had more love on TV.

I'm very sure there will be some people out there, including those here on these boards, who will attempt to download and record all of the footage from Beijing in addition to what is offering on NBC, MSNBC, USA, CNBC, Oxygen, and Telemundo. I very much wish I could participate, but I don't own a computer (never had in my life), and I, assuming after getting a big financial windfall which I hope will be soon, need to take the time and practice to get that down right. What's more, the public computers I use at my school and the libraries lack the Silverlight technology that will power the online coverage. My ultimate hope is to get them all in Blu-Ray DVDs likely after converting from standards, where they are future-proof and can add layers to record in the future. So for now, I'm out of luck. I'm sure plenty of people are stocking up on their DVDs for this. One thing I would like to see would be someone, if not me in the future, could make them of professional-like in presentation quality--menus and the like.

Thanks for the updates in The Philippines, Olympics08! Keep em coming. Did you get any info on Olympic TV plans for KBS in South Korea and Taiwan?

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Not much. But, KBS is gonna share its rights to the Korean Pool (KBS, MBC, SBS). In 2010 and 2012 SBS will broadcast, and it will do the same as KBS.

There might be a similar pool in Taiwan/Chinese Taipei. TTV and TVBS might make up this pool which might be name "Chinese Taipei Beijing Pool" (from what I read at the HTML version of the Sydney official report, the pool was named Chinese Taipei Sydney Pool).

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Rock band Mr Children to perform theme song for NHK's Olympic programs

TOKYO —

Rock band Mr Children will perform the theme song for NHK’s Olympic programs. The new song, titled “GIFT,” will be released on July 30.

The official video was filmed at NHK Hall in Shibuya on Monday. Vocalist Kazutoshi Sakurai, 38, said, “The most beautiful sparkling color in the Olympic Games is gold. But I also think there are other colors which are more important and valuable for all the participants.” He said this is what he wants to convey through the song.

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SVT's Peking+ will also have synchronized swimming, forgot to mention this.

Additional stuff regarding TVP Polska's Olympics: it will be divided among TVP1, TVP2, and TVP Sport. TVP will send a team of 50 people to Beijing that includes Vladimir Szaranowicza (OC and CC), Darius Szpakowski, Peter Debowskiego, Paulina Chylewska, Jacek Kurowski (OC and CC), Maciej Kurzajewski, Przemyslaw Barbiarza, Micheal Olszanski (studio host and updates), and Piotr Sobzyncski (OC and CC). Both TVP1 and TVP2 will go through 18 hours a day of Olympic coverage each with events involving Polish athletes with TVP Sport going 24 hours a day. For the first time HD Olympic capabilities are in the works for Poles in addition to online and cell phone coverage. Web users will have 14 web channels at iTVP.pl.

NBC reveals local and HD-oriented promotional plans for 20 markets with NBC affiliates during coverage for the upcoming games starting August 8 to promote local viewership and ad sales that'll feature Kerry Walsh and Misty May-Treanor (Los Angeles), Paul Hamm (Cleveland), and Brad Walker (Seattle) with some generic ones in other markets. I'm already an Olympic fan, so this is nothing; I, like many here, will get hooked regardless. But with US TV audiences more fragmented and diverse now than ever before, I can understand this as a way to attract those casual observers who wouldn't otherwise be into the Games or those who aren't as intrigued like they were in the past by employing local Olympic stars.

NBC Universal plans local HD ads for Summer Olympics

It used to be that the Summer Olympic Games, whenever it came on in the US, traditionally would herald the promotion of upcoming new Fall TV shows. Not this time. Partly the Writers Guild's strike played a role in slowing down production of shows even with the Games coming in two months time. Not much of a buzz for them.

TorchbearerAA, I recently talked with a Dutch guy after my night at Busch Stadium and asked him about NOS' coverage. He told he expects NOS to air approximately 400 hours for The Netherlands (HD included) with additional stuff from online and cell phones. The NOS OS schedule has yet to be finished--wait until after EURO 2008 is up before we get any more info on that.

DiGiCo's digital consoles will be used by NBC for its Beijing 2008 digital coverage.

http://hd.broadcastnewsroom.com/article/vi...e.jsp?id=411537

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the below artical was on ninemsn website this morning.

The Chinese government's strict security measures could jeopardise the broadcast of the Beijing Olympics to the rest of the world, a media report says.

Broadcasters who have paid billions of dollars for exclusive rights to televise the games are reportedly furious about endless red tape and unexplained delays, The Australian newspaper reports.

"If this story gets out that these difficulties are being experienced, it will have a very negative impact, not only on the Olympic ideals, but also on Beijing and China," Saul Shtein from Australia's host broadcaster, Seven Network, said during a meeting in China.

"There are still significant issues needing to be resolved immediately," he told the emergency meeting of Chinese organisers, Olympic Committee officials and TV executives from nine host broadcasters.

Problems include broadcast equipment being held for lengthy periods at Chinese ports, troubles moving personnel and equipment around Beijing and complicated accreditation procedures.

There are also problems gaining permission for live coverage in Beijing's Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, The Australian reported on Thursday.

"We need you to understand that the frustration we have faced for far too long in being able to complete our preparation and we cannot wait any longer," Network Seven's head of Olympic Production Andy Kay said at the same meeting.

The network paid $75 million for Australian broadcast rights to the games which begin on August 8.

The difficulties are believed to be linked to China's fear of western media and the Communist Party's attempt to control their movements and operations, the report said.

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In the Netherlands the NOS is broadcasting the Olympics like always. Does someone have information about the schedules of broadcasting during the Games of it?

The only thing I know is that the NOS will be broadcasting it like Torino 2006. There will be one tv-channel used the whole day for the Olympics. But they will broadcast the Games also on Internet. You can choose between 6 channels, so you can compose your own Olympic channel. For the first time, they will broascast it also on mobile phones.

Normally the NOS will be focused on the Dutch athletes. So swimming, hockey, football, waterpolo, baseball, softball, cycling, judo and equestrian will be the main sports to broadcast. But also gymnastics and athletics will be broadcasted. There will be a late-evening talkshow, like in Athens also. But a scheldule is not available yet!

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Thanks for the info of 6 Olympic channels to customize for your own viewing pleasure on NOS' website, Olympia. Are there going to more hours combined online than on NOS TV? Of course, all national TV networks that own the rights to the games will focus on their own national athletes to draw their audience. What kind of Olympic late night talk show was it on NOS?

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YouTube user bartliew told me that ATV (in Hong Kong) will air a total of 1300 hours of coverage on ATV Home, ATV His, ATV Her, ATV Plus and ATV HD. Oh boy, the coverage will be extensive, an average of 260 hours for each channel, or 15 hours per day!

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Thanks for the info of 6 Olympic channels to customize for your own viewing pleasure on NOS' website, Olympia. Are there going to more hours combined online than on NOS TV? Of course, all national TV networks that own the rights to the games will focus on their own national athletes to draw their audience. What kind of Olympic late night talk show was it on NOS?

The NOS will broadcast from the start till the end of an Olympic day and the internet will also broadcast the whole day. The NOS has a talk show with the most famous sport reporter of the country, Mart Smeets. He will invite the Dutch medal winners and combine that with other Dutch guests out of sport, music, politics and television. It will be broadcasted from the Holland Heineken House, the place to be in Beijing!

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The NOS will broadcast from the start till the end of an Olympic day and the internet will also broadcast the whole day. The NOS has a talk show with the most famous sport reporter of the country, Mart Smeets. He will invite the Dutch medal winners and combine that with other Dutch guests out of sport, music, politics and television. It will be broadcasted from the Holland Heineken House, the place to be in Beijing!

I hope Mart will invite me.. if I see him in Beijing I'll ask :lol:

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Olympics08, could you please breakdown the makeup of ATV's 1300-hour Olympic coverage if possible? How much of the coverage is going to be in English and Chinese? How many hours are to be in HD and what channel(s) will the HD version cover? Is there a breakdown of what sports ATV Home, ATV Him, ATV Her, and ATV Plus will cover? Have you got any info regarding TVB's Olympic plans?

I forgot about Mart Smeets! :lol: I remember printing the NOS Athens TV schedule, and there was a late night show that he hosted. Will the Olympics be on NOS Nederland 2? With the Olympic Internet going all through the day, will his show be included and have sport simulcasts and/or on-demand channels after the fact with their own announcers, interviews, and the world feed?

Schweizer Fernsehen's SF1 and SF2 will deal with the Beijing Olympic Games coverage, which may or may not was mentioned in the announcement. No online plans yet, if any.

Its Austrian neighbors will have HD coverage on ORF HD.

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