INDEPENDENT NEWS

Olympic Games: Record-Breaking Coverage In Pacific

Published: Wed 27 Aug 2008 01:38 PM
Olympic Games – Record-Breaking Tv Coverage In The Pacific
TVNZ's coverage of the Olympic Games on its Pacific Service has broken all records for continuous satellite transmissions from New Zealand to Island broadcasters.
Olympic coverage began with soccer before the Opening Ceremony and continued, non-stop, showing a wide variety of events for a total of 480 hours. This was received and re-broadcast by20 Pacific TV stations, many more than usually participate in the Service.
"Round the clock transmission, a mix of live and recorded events from the Olympic Games, was a first for the region" says Ric Carlyon, Manager of TVNZ's Pacific Service, "and reports indicate island audiences were thrilled at the chance to see their competitors in the Opening Ceremony and participating in their chosen sports. Most stations broadcast hour after hour of Games coverage and some got caught up with the Beijing magic and remained on air way past their usual close-down times".
The extensive coverage was made possible by a contribution from the IOC, supported by the Oceania National Olympic Committees, enabling viewers on some of the most remote islands in the world to share sports action direct from the Olympic Games.
ENDS

Next in Business, Science, and Tech

Consents For New Homes At All-time High
By: Statistics New Zealand
Unemployment Declines As Underutilisation Rises
By: Statistics New Zealand
The story behind Vodafone’s FibreX court ruling
By: Digitl
Why The Reserve Bank Is Concerned About New Zealand's Rising House Prices
By: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Westpac New Zealand Announces Strong Financial Result
By: Westpac New Zealand
MYOB: SME Confidence In Economic Performance Still Cautious
By: MYOB
Unemployment Statistics - COVID-19 Recovery Still Uneven
By: New Zealand Council of Trade Unions
Unemployment Drop No Cause For Celebration
By: New Zealand National Party
Drop In Unemployment Shows Govt Economic Plan Working
By: New Zealand Government
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media