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Sorry about my inactivity!

I have to hurry.. here I go...

Um... more Beijing 2008 promos had spouted on RPN-9, ETC and 2nd Avenue.

And here's what they'll cover: (In order of appearance on the promo)

2nd Avenue: Diving, synchronized swimming, fencing, equestrian

Jack TV: BMX, wrestling

ETC: Gymnastics, beach volleyball, badminton

RPN-9 (C/S Sports): Ceremonies (opening and closing), archery, football, tennis, boxing, shooting, taekwondo, cycling, triathlon, basketball

BTV: Basketball

Solar Sports: Ceremonies, ALL EVENTS

Here's the site with the promo as appears on TV:

http://solarsports.ph

NOTE: A similar promo was shown shortly after the promo shown on the site was released.

Bye!

(I'm in a internet cafe near my house, and my time here is limited. This is because my computer at home was jammed.)

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More news on New Zealand Olympic coverage on TVNZ

Beijing 2008 will also be the first Olympics broadcast in high definition (HD) and Dolby 5.1 surround sound. TV ONE's coverage of the Games will be available in HD via the Freeview|HD platform, so that viewers with HD-capable televisions can get even closer to the action.

The Games of the XXIX Olympiad will comprise 302 events in 32 sports. New Zealand is sending its largest team in 100 years of the country's Olympic Games participation; an estimated 300 athletes and support staff, including New Zealand's 1000th Olympian.

It is their performance on the ultimate stage that will keep Kiwis glued to their televisions, computer screens and mobile phones this August. We'll share their excitement, commiserate with their losses, and applaud them for competing against the very best in the world.

In 2004, the Athens Olympics broke all global TV viewing records, with nearly four billion people tuning in to Olympic broadcasts at least once during the games. A staggering 85 per cent of all New Zealanders aged five and over watched the Games on TV ONE during primetime. Among the highlights were gold medal performances by Sarah Ulmer, Hamish Carter, and Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell.

Coverage on TV ONE is as follows:

9.30pm: Build-up to the opening ceremony LIVE from Beijing, with hosts Peter Williams and Geoff Bryan.

11pm: Build-up continues - meet the athletes and discover Beijing.

Midnight: LIVE coverage of the opening ceremony from the National Stadium Beijing, with host Peter Williams and commentators Keith Quinn, John McBeth and Sophie Zhang.

-TV One will also be screening an Olympic Special of Wheel of Fortune at 830pm on Friday 8 August - featuring former Olympians.

- TVNZ's Pacific Service will also be providing all coverage to the Pacific Islands in co-operation with TVNZ Sports, the ONOC and the IOC. Coverage will be extensive, more hours than ever before, and reaching up to 17 television networks.

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Thanks Lamptern. Problem is, many of us like myself can't read Chinese so we have no way translating that into English, unless somebody could our benefit. Likewise, Hong Kong ATV has their blanket Olympic TV schedule up and it too is in Chinese (albeit more in Cantonese). For ATV, five channels are in use through ATV, ATV 13 Olympic TV, ATV 14 Olympic TV, ATV 15 Olympic TV, and AVT 19 HD Olympic TV. You can visit ATV's Beijing 2008 Website. Also, check out the aforementioned HK ATV Olympic schedule.

SuperSport spokesman Guy Hawthorne told IOL South Africa on July 27 the network is under negotiations with DSTV to add two additional channels to their blanket Olympic coverage. Right now though as of this writing, there is no separate Olympic TV schedule on SuperSport's website. Meanwhile SABC announced Friday that, the official national broadcaster for the Olympics in South Africa, it will air the Opening and Closing Ceremony on SABC2 (in Athens SABC2 and SABC3 did the free-to-air honors) between 1-5pm South Africa time and show selected screening of live and tape-delayed events.

126 hours hours may not seem much these days to our high standards now, but that's an unprecedented amount of TV coverage for many nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Only a handful like Nigeria and the Ivory Coast got more than the minimum mandated hours. For the Sydney Olympics (one of the best Olympics EVER! :D ), Almost all of the sub-Saharan African nations got the minimal 75 hours--I checked it out when I was researching those Olympic Global Television Reports issued by the IOC. An increase happened for them during the Athens Olympics with 114 hours as Rwanda, Namibia, Ghana, and Kenya inexplicably having less. Namibia had the least with 36 hours, though the transmission of SuperSport, with its all-reaching coverage to Namibia, could have something to do with this, and the fact that Namibia sent only a few athletes. Rwanda reached 100 as Kenya and Ghana aired 68 hours each. Mozambique had more than the minimum with 160 hours in total. Nigeria suffered a decline in their coverage from 220 in Sydney to the minimum of 114. Ivory Coast and Niger both plummeted by eight hours from 120 in that same span. Here's hoping for an increase in those nations.

National State Teleradiocompany of the Republic of Belarus announced today TV LAD and TV-First will carry out together over 200 hours of exclusive television coverage to the Belarussian republic of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. It will send a team of 21 people to Beijing. LAD will start things off with a preliminary men's game between Argentina and the Ivory Coast and Olympic Diary on August 7 and present an abridged version of the daily coverage with Olympic Games 2008. A Daily Review for fans who can't watch them live. TV-First will showcase the Opening Ceremony. Both channels will show 23 sports between them including surely the Belarussian women's basketball team.

TV-First and LAD To Broadcast 2008 Olympic Games For Belarus

It's actually THREE Olympic Net channels from NRK in Norway to watch over.

Finally got something regarding Ecuador! Ecuavisa begins their Olympic telecast on August 8 for the good people of Ecuador with the Opening Ceremonies. I will probrably say don't expect too much coverage. Scroll down to see the 2008 Ecuadorian Olympic Team roster.

Ecuavisa's Olympic TV Plans (in Spanish)

No TV schedule yet from Lithuania or even how many LTV plans to air, but you know Lithuanian basketball will be a major part of it.

There's an Olympic TV promo from bold mentioning their equestrian and sailing coverage on bold's website for Canadians. Haven't seen the Bold Olympic TV schedule yet.

Bold Website

More info emerged abour RAI's final Olympic TV plans before SKY Italia takes over. A new digital TV channel started airing out of the RAI family called Rai Sport Piu, which will deal with the more complete coverage that RAI Due can't do. RAI Dua will deal with the top events starting from 2.30 to 17.30 going from Buongiorno Pechino in the morning up to 19 hours each day. After a five minute newsbreak RAI Due will have Olympic Magazine from 17.35 to 20.20. RAI Sport Piu, which is likely got to 24 hours a day, is going have that from 21-23.00. No word yet on online plans, though that will be great. Yuri Chechi, the "Lord of the Rings", will be among the former athletes turned broadcasters. So it could be more than 360 in total.

RAI Due will air 19 hours live daily of Beijing 2008 (in Italian)

Big news out of Spain! RTVE has made official of its major Olympic media plans with its most comprehensive Olympic coverage ever in Spain's history with Spain possibly having its best team since Barcelona. Coverage will be presented by La 1, La 2, Teledeporte, RTVE.es, TVE-HD, and RNE. RTVE will send a crew of 200 people, including 30 sportscasters. Like a lot of nations' home broadcaster, it won't start with preliminary soccer games before the Opening Ceremony. La 1 will start things off with the Opening Ceremony with 11 hours of exclusive sports to the channel. Teledeporte will air Olympic competition and news 24 hours a day as will TVE-HD with the latter dealing with track and field, swimming, gymnastics, basketball, volleyball, handball, boxing, among others. RTVE.es will offer Olympic coverage live and on-demand ala carte including exclusive content like blogs, reports, games, and interviews.

RTVE Major 2008 Olympic Media Plans Announced (in Spanish)

Moldova One TV channel holds the television rights to the 2008 Olympics. But due to the eight hour time differences and that it's not a wealthy nation--it's the poorest in Europe--it will resort to commentary and reports and not recording events live. But everything will get recorded on a tape delayed basis under a minimal amount of hours like up to 120. Because of this, and this surely is the case with any TV network around the world regardless of the amount of hours, greater emphasis gears toward their own Olympic athletes.

As of this writing TVES has yet to make known their Olympic TV plans. But they're definitely coming.

Where in the hell are the updates dealing with Japan's Olympic TV plans from NHK and the NAB consortium? I visited their websites of the TV networks, but I see no references to Beijing 2008 to click onto.

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More news on New Zealand Olympic coverage on TVNZ

-TV One will also be screening an Olympic Special of Wheel of Fortune at 830pm on Friday 8 August - featuring former Olympians.

- TVNZ's Pacific Service will also be providing all coverage to the Pacific Islands in co-operation with TVNZ Sports, the ONOC and the IOC. Coverage will be extensive, more hours than ever before, and reaching up to 17 television networks.

It should be good... TVNZ are really out doing themselves this time! THe Countdown to the opening ceremony will be great and i have heard that TVNZ will be announcing our top ten olympic moments of all time... Will be interesting to see who gets number one moment?

Mens Triathlon Team from 2004?

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It should be good... TVNZ are really out doing themselves this time! THe Countdown to the opening ceremony will be great and i have heard that TVNZ will be announcing our top ten olympic moments of all time... Will be interesting to see who gets number one moment?

Mens Triathlon Team from 2004?

Maybe John Walker or Peter Snell winning gold?

I'm anticipating how many TV hours the Pacific Islands nations will get through TVNZ. Hope the network does a great job with that. :)

(Belatedly) Announcing your Scweizer Fernsehen Olympia 2008 sportscaster team

Ukrainian sports channel Megasport has strong ties to the Ukrainian Olympic Committe. But they're not tied in some way to First National's Olympic television broadcast. You may assume First National might soon announce Megasport as a complimentary partner. We shall see...

MediaCorp in Singapore is not the only media outlet in Singapore that's going all out for Beijing. Earlier this month, about two weeks ago, Star Hub Cable announced their own ambitious plans. Star Hub will offer 6 dedicated channels from 601-606 each running daily from 8am to 12 midnight Singapore time live on cable and on mobile TV starting with live broadcasts of the men's and women's preliminary soccer games on August 6. Star Hub's Olympic schedule will arrive on Friday for all to see. Coverage is free to those who already have digital/HD/Hubstation subscribers and those cell phone postpaid subscribers with 3G-3.5G phones.

Star Hub 2008 Beijing Olympics

Sporza is getting ready for its coverage for Belgians who speak Flemish. This piece goes into the next week with Een and a little bit of Canvas. Sporza's First Several Days of Olympics TV Schedule

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México will have Televisa and TV Azteca, which unortunately, just make of the Olympics a show and give sport second priority, so I hope I can grab a stream somewhere, because I know there will be a very very poor coverage except for maybe Gymnastics, Athletics and Swimming.

I think Unicable will have a daily summary of the Mexicans in Beijing.

:( I know I'll be highly disappointed...México is probably sending 3 times more people from the Media than athletes...Unfortunately, of those, probably 3/5 are comedians and models, 1/5 are cameramen and engineers and just 1/5 are reporters, specialists, commentators.

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It should be good... TVNZ are really out doing themselves this time! THe Countdown to the opening ceremony will be great and i have heard that TVNZ will be announcing our top ten olympic moments of all time... Will be interesting to see who gets number one moment?

Mens Triathlon Team from 2004?

The countdown does seem good.

I wouldnt be surprised if the number 1 NZ Olympic moment they name will be the Golden Hour of 1960, with Snell and Halberg winning gold within the same hour.

I imagine the infamous *come on Jack* performance from Berlin by Jack Lovelock and the notorious commentary accompanying would be up there too.

Has anyone seen the Beijing Olympic Broadcasting promo?

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The countdown does seem good.

I wouldnt be surprised if the number 1 NZ Olympic moment they name will be the Golden Hour of 1960, with Snell and Halberg winning gold within the same hour.

I imagine the infamous *come on Jack* performance from Berlin by Jack Lovelock and the notorious commentary accompanying would be up there too.

Has anyone seen the Beijing Olympic Broadcasting promo?

How about the four kayak golds in 1984 or Danyon loader? I have been really impressed with TVNZ build up coverage of the games! The advertising has been fantastic!

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Another little interesting note from the TVNZ Olympics website, from Keith Quinn's reflections on Athens. Keith being probably the most seasoned NZ Olympics commentator - and who will be commentating on the opening ceremony in Beijing too.

Our commentary then, as we will with this year in Beijing 2008, also did the opening ceremony broadcasts for TVNZ's clients. Places like South Africa, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Brunei, East Timor, Mauritius, Mongolia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Samoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Samoa, Niue, Solomon Islands and Tonga all heard the dulcet tones of KQ and McB. (Plus we had a charming local lady with us by the name of Julia Kofitas, a former Greek basketball international. She sat between these two lumps from New Zealand to help us with local interpretations. Thanks Julia.)

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Another little interesting note from the TVNZ Olympics website, from Keith Quinn's reflections on Athens. Keith being probably the most seasoned NZ Olympics commentator - and who will be commentating on the opening ceremony in Beijing too.

Good old Keith Quinn! Hes a real legend!

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It would be nice if the NBC Olympic schedule included to the Multicultural Broadcasting for Chinese and Korean telecasts.

Bosnia-Herzegovina's Olympic television representation will be made by three channels that was just released: BHT1, FTV, and RTRS, the latter being the TV network for the Bosnian Serb community. All three channels plan to air over a combined 300 hours, much of it live, with the coverage starting from the Australia-Serbia men's soccer game on August 7 on RTRS and BHT1 at 11 local time, and FTV and RTRS airing each 50 hours, maybe more. BHT1 will air the Opening Ceremony live at 14:00. If I read that right, FTV and RTRS will simulcast the Brazil-Belgium match.

BHRT's Olympic TV Plans

The aforementioned Nova Sports is promoting their widespread Beijing Olympics coverage. Like with Athens 2004, multiple sports channels are in the offering to choose from, but it was mentioned that SuperSports was involved then when it actually wasn't. This time, it's up to 10 channels with five ERT channels, like four years ago, specifically meant for the Olympics: ET1, NET, ET3, ERT1 Olympics, ERT2 Olympics, ERT3 Olympics, ERT4 Olympics, ERT5 Olympics, Eurosport, and Eurosport 2. Eurosport will also contain interactive features, in case you haven't mentioned.

NOVA's ERT/Eurosport Olympic TV Channels (in Greek)

HRT Croatia is utilizing an Olympic production of 100 people (including 34 in Beijing and 80 back in Zagreb) to bring the Olympics for the Croatian audience. HRT will air up to either 16-17 hours daily that will grant greater priority to swimming, track & field, gymnastics, basketball (with the Croatian men qualifying), handball, soccer, and water polo.

From 5-18:00 local time daily (14 hours) with a daily 90-minute Olympic review show at 22,30, BNT is going to go for 220 hours for Bulgaria. Here's hoping there will be more than one channel to cover it with this time than what was the case four years ago when it was just BNT 1.

BNT Bulgaria Announces 220 TV Hours of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (in Bulgarian with brief accompanying video news report)

The only thing MTV3 Finland is doing as far as the Olympics are concerned is a daily brief 10-minute highlights show. Under those pesky Olympic TV regulations, the private network is limited the airtime of such coverage, and it can't be live.

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NBC has now put out an hour-by-hour listing of its main network coverage on nbcolympics.com. The cable listings remain unchanged.

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NBC has now put out an hour-by-hour listing of its main network coverage on nbcolympics.com. The cable listings remain unchanged.

They've also released a preliminary version of their online grid, indicating that the preliminary pre-OC soccer games will indeed be streamed, among others.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_l...=-2/online.html

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They've also released a preliminary version of their online grid, indicating that the preliminary pre-OC soccer games will indeed be streamed, among others.

http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_l...=-2/online.html

Why in the heck are all the times listed in Central Time? That's odd.

Also of note, the breakdown of the game times on the soccer and basketball channels is here... http://nbcumv.com/assets/press_kits/2008_s...ympic_games.pdf

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Why in the heck are all the times listed in Central Time? That's odd.

Also of note, the breakdown of the game times on the soccer and basketball channels is here... http://nbcumv.com/assets/press_kits/2008_s...ympic_games.pdf

Whoops, ignore the central time zone note.. realized that only happened by clicking on the link from Infinite_Olympics. My bad

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We got another network participating in Beijing 2008's telecast for Colombia, and it will run 24 hours a day daily. the public TV network SenalColombia.

Senal Colombia Joins The Beijing 2008 Telecast

Argentinian sports network TyC Sports is programming the Olympics for Argentinians with TyC Sports and TyC Max bringing the coverage. I'm still trying to find out the numbers of hours it will do together. Right now TyC Sports is running a daily one hour show called Beijing as it gears up for the Games themselves. Also, what about the free-to-air terrestrial channels in Argentina?

TV Slovenija announces for the 2008 Beijing Olympics 280 hours of coverage with 15 consecutive hours live daily. TV SLO will send a delegation of 29 with another 50 working in this project at the TV Slovenija studios in Ljubijana. There are plans getting multimedia coverage involved on their website. Plus, the TV Slovenija 2008 Olympics website (OI2008) is now operating !

Is Iceland's RUV ready to release its Olympic Games TV schedule yet? Regardless at the moment we have the subsite:RUV's OL 2008 Peking Website (Icelandic)

It may not be the 2750 hours in total that the BBC will do, but it's pretty damn close and far more so than Ireland ever had for the Olympics. 1500 hours are coming from RTE, including six separate web-streaming channels on RTE.ie/Olympics and 17 hours daily on RTE Television, it was announced yesterday. In comparison, RTE did around 300 hours. Sonia O'Sullivan, Eammon Coughlan, Michael Carruth, Katie Taylor, Andy Lee, Neville Maxwell, Kenny Cunnigham, and Gary O'Toole are among the analysts who will join the RTE media team. But I feel it could use some Gaelic coverage.

RTE Brings 1500+ Hours of Olympic Coverage

I just mentioned briefly Katie Taylor, Ireland's best women's boxer, as part of the RTE contingent with women's boxing on hold from the Olympic program and not in the Beijing Olympics. Nontheless, Katie is thrilled to go to Beijing anyway as the network is announcing her joy being on the team.

Katie Taylor Joins RTE Boxing Analyst Team

I think TVNZ would've done themselves a whole lotta good if it acknowledged the Maori community, and could've added Maori language Olympic coverage, even if it's just highlights, to TVNZ. Surely the TVNZ brass thought about that in conjuring up their Olynmpic plans.

If anybody out there can make an English translation to the Olympic TV schedules in Japan, Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mongolia, Iran, and Taiwan, it will be greatly appreciated by many of us here on these boards. :)

The Eye, Sri Lanka's second TV channel, will air the Opening Ceremony but nothing else from it apparently with Rupavahini doing no more than five hours a day, usually two to three daily in separate blocks with a five minute break at the top of the hours for news, after I check the website for programming schule for the week. The progam listings don't say what will be on during them. Just some highlights of the day with a special focus the Sri Lankan athletes in them.

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I hope NBC can be livestreamed beause in Méxiuco it will just be 3 hours of daily summary, while the mexican soccer league will have a priority of 20 hours a week against 21 for Beijing 2008 :(

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TVNZ will be screening the preview doco *Beijing 2008: Opening the Gates to the East* this Sunday on TV1 at 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Perhaps this is part of the IOC's Olympic series .....

- Nagano 98: *Winter Spectacular*

- Sydney 2000: *Dreamtime*

- Salt Lake 2002: *Spirit of Winter*

- Athens 2004: *An Olympic Odysea*

- Torino 2006: *Passion Lives Here*

I know that 7 Australia will be also screening this 1 hr doco, and CBC is also screening it during the week.

Maori Television will be covering the Games from a *Mean Maori Mean* perspective on Hyundai Code.

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Here in Brazil two "open" channels will broadcast the Games : Globo TV (the most famous and prestigious network) and Band TV . Band Tv will have a more complete coverage , they will broadcast the Games from 10 PM to 12 PM (14 hours live every day). Also there are some cable channels that will broadcast the Beijing Games, Like SporTV (5 channels) , Espn (2 channels) and Band Sports .

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