List of 2008 Summer Olympics broadcasters

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This is a list of Olympic broadcasters of the 2008 Summer Olympics. These games were the first to be produced and broadcast entirely in high definition television.[1] In their bid for the Olympic games in 2001, Beijing confirmed to the olympic evaluation commission "that there would be no restrictions on media reporting and movement of journalists up to and including the Olympic Games."[2] The host broadcasting organization of the games was BOB (Beijing Olympic Broadcasting). The home nation broadcasters are CCTV, CETV. CNR and other broadcasting stations in China with other languages which are broadcasting all competitions, events, galas and ceremonies with the Paralympics.

In Canada the public network CBC/Radio-Canada and cable networks TSN and RDS broadcast its final games before a private consortium involving CTV/Rogers/TQS takes over for the 2010 Winter Olympics, which will be happening within Canadian borders, in Vancouver. In Australia the Seven Network broadcast its final games before the Nine Network and Pay-TV operator Foxtel took over from the 2010 Winter Olympics and beyond.

The IOC awarded Australia's Seven Network the 'Golden Rings' award for "Best Olympic Programme". The award is given for the best overall Olympic coverage.[3]

Nation Broadcaster HDTV Ref.
 Argentina Canal 7 (All events), TyC Sports (all events)
 Australia Television broadcast:
Seven Network
SBS
Radio broadcast:
2GB SEN 5AA 6IX 2CC KOFM
Seven HD [4]
 Austria ORF ORF 1 HD [5]
 Belarus Belteleradiocompany: TV-First and LAD [6]
 Belgium VRT, RTBF VRT:één HD [7]
 Bolivia Unitel, Red Uno, TyC Sports
 Bosnia and Herzegovina BHRT [8]
 Brazil Free-to-air television broadcast:
Rede Globo
Rede Bandeirantes
Cable and Satellite television broadcast:
Sportv (Sportv 2 | Sportv 3 | Sportv 4 | Sportv +)
Band Sports
ESPN
ESPN Brasil
Internet and Cellphone broadcast:
Terra Networks
Radio broadcast:
Rádio Gaúcha
Rádio CBN
Rádio Globo
Rádio Jovem Pan
Rádio Eldorado
Free-to-air television broadcast:
Rede Globo
Rede Bandeirantes
Cable and Satellite television broadcast:
Sportv HD
Globosat HD
[9][10]
 Brunei Kristal-Astro, Radio Televisyen Brunei
 Bulgaria BNT [11]
 Cambodia National Television of Kampuchea
 Canada CBC Television, Radio-Canada, bold, TSN, RDS CBC HD, Radio-Canada HD, TSN HD, RDS HD [12][13][14]
 Chile TVN, Canal 13; webcast on Terra Networks [15]
 China China Central Television (CCTV-1, CCTV-2, CCTV-3, CCTV-5, CCTV-7, CCTV-12, CCTV-13, CCTV-Fengyun Football, CCTV-Fengyun Golf And Tennis), China Radio International (CRI), China National Radio (CNR) and other radio and television stations; webcast on Sohu.com CCTV-5+ [16]
 Colombia Free-to-air:
Señal Colombia, Caracol, RCN
Webcast:
Terra Networks
[17]
 Croatia HRT [18]
 Czech Republic ČT (ČT2, ČT4 Sport) [19]
 Denmark DR, TV 2 [20][21]
 Dominican Republic Telecentro
 Estonia ETV, ETV2 [22]
 European Union Eurosport Eurosport HD [19]
 Finland TV broadcast: YLE TV1, YLE TV2, YLE FST5 & Urheilukanava
Radio broadcast: YLE Radio Suomi & YLE Radio X3M
YLE Peking HD, Eurosport HD & Saunalahti [23][24]
 France France Télévisions France 2 HD, France 3 HD [25]
 Germany Das Erste, ZDF Das Erste HD
ZDF HD
[26]
 Greece ERT [27]
 Hong Kong ATV, TVB ATV HD
TVB HD
[28]
 Hungary MTV m1 HD, m2 HD [29]
 Iceland RUV [30]
 India Doordarshan, Zee TV [31]
 Indonesia TVRI, RCTI, SCTV, TPI, ANTV, Indosiar, MetroTV, Trans TV, Trans7, Global TV, tvOne
 Iran IRIB 3
 Ireland RTÉ [32]
 Israel TV broadcast:
Channel 1
Sport 5 (Including Sport 5+, Sport5+ Live and Sport5+ Gold)
Webcast:
sport5.co.il
Cellphone broadcast:
Pelephone, Orange and Cellcom
Cable and satellite:
Sport 5HD
[33][34][35][36]
 Italy RAI (Rai Uno, Rai Due, Rai News, Rai Sport 1, Rai Radio 1) Rai HD [37]
 Japan NHK Television Tokyo, Nippon TV Tokyo, Fuji TV Tokyo, TV Asahi Tokyo, TV Tokyo, TBS Tokyo NHK Hi-Vision (NHK G and BS-hi), Nittele HD, Fuji TV HD, TV Asahi HD, TV Tokyo Hi-Vision, TBS Hi-Vision, BS Nittele, BS Fuji, BS Asahi, BS Japan, BS-i [38][39]
 Laos Lao National Television, Lao National Radio
 Latvia LTV7, LTV1 (opening and closing ceremonies) [40]
 Macau TDM (Power by China Central Television) TDM HD
 Malaysia Astro, Radio Televisyen Malaysia
 Mexico Televisa
TV Azteca
TVC Deportes
Televisa HD
TV Azteca HD
[41][42][43]
 Moldova TRM [44]
 Mongolia MNB, UBS, Channel 25, TV5, TV9, NTV [45]
 Montenegro RTCG
 Myanmar Myanmar Radio and Television, Myanmar Radio National Service
 Netherlands NPO/NOS Nederland 1 HD [46]
 New Zealand TV ONE, TVNZ Sport Extra, both of which were also streamed online along with two online only channels, tvnz.co.nz three and tvnz.co.nz four which carried feeds directly from BOB (i.e. No TVNZ branding) TV ONE HD [47]
 North Korea KBS, MBC, SBS KBS1 HD, KBS2 HD, MBC HD, SBS HD
 Norway TV: NRK1 and NRK2
Radio: NRK P1 and NRK Sport
Internet: NRK Nett-TV
NRK1 and NRK2 (opening and closing ceremonies) and SportN HD [48]
 Pakistan Geo Super [49]
 Philippines Television Cable:
Solar Sports
Basketball TV
Jack TV
SOLAR All Access 1 and 2(PPV)
Free-to-air:
C/S
ETC
2nd Avenue
[50]
 Poland TVP1, TVP2, TVP Sport TVP HD [51]
 Portugal TV: RTP (RTP1, RTP2, RTPN) and SportTV (SportTV 1)
Radio: RDP Antena 1
RTP HD [52]
 Puerto Rico Telemundo de Puerto Rico
 Qatar Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Sports 1, Al Jazeera Sports 2, Al Jazeera Sports +3 Al Jazeera Sports HD
 Romania TVR 1, TVR 2, Telesport TVR HD [53][54][55]
 Russia VGTRK: Russia, Russia 1, Russia 2 and Sport1 and news info on Vesti, Channel One, NTV Plus NTV Plus [56][57]
 Serbia RTS
 Singapore StarHub Cable Television, Singapore Telecom Mio TV, MediaCorp Radio 938LIVE, MediaCorp TV Channel 5, MediaCorp News Channel NewsAsia MediaCorp TV HD5 [58][59]
 Slovakia STV [60]
 Slovenia RTV Slovenija RTV Slovenija HD Test [61][62]
 South Africa SABC, SuperSport: SSX, SSX2, SS5, SS6 (Gold), SS7 SuperSport HD [63]
 South Korea KBS, MBC, SBS KBS1 HD, KBS2 HD, MBC HD, SBS HD
 Spain Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) : Televisión Española (TVE) - TVE1, TVE2, Teledeporte, Canal 24 Horas, Radio Nacional de España (RNE) - Radio Exterior de España, Radio Nacional (Radio 1), Radio 5 Todo Noticias (Radio 5). Also broadcast on the web through TVE a la Carta and to cellphones by Adsmedia. TVE HD [64][65]
 Sri Lanka Rupavahini [66]
 Sweden SVT1, SVT24, Peking+, SRP4 and SR's webcasts. Also broadcast on the web through SVT Play and to cellphones by Tele2. SVT HD [67][68][69][70][71]
  Switzerland SF TSR TSI HD Suisse
 Taiwan CTV, CTS, FTV, TTV
 Thailand NBT, Modernine TV, Channel 3, TV5, (BBTV)Channel 7, TPBS, TrueVisions [72]
 Turkey TRT 3 [73][74]
 Ukraine First National [75]
 United Arab Emirates Dubai Sports Channel, Abu Dhabi Sports Channel [76]
 United Kingdom BBC BBC HD [77]
 United States NBC, CNBC, MSNBC (SD only), Oxygen (SD only), USA Network
Telemundo (Spanish language)
West Coast Talk Radio (radio)
See also: 2008 Summer Olympics on NBC
NBC HD, CNBC HD, Universal HD, USA HD, NBC HD Olympic Basketball & Soccer Channels,[78][79][80]
 Venezuela Venevision, Meridiano TV, TVES [81]
 Vietnam Vietnam Television, Ho Chi Minh City Television, Hanoi Radio Television and Vietnam Multimedia Corporation [82]

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Notes[edit]

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  6. ^ Belteleradiocompany
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  13. ^ "Statement Regarding the IOC's Awarding of the Broadcast Rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympic Games" (Press release). CBC/Radio-Canada. 2005-02-07. The release states that both CBC and Radio-Canada "still own the broadcast rights for...the Beijing Games in 2008." 
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  47. ^ "TVNZ announces High Definition plans" (Press release). TVNZ. 2007-09-28. 
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  59. ^ "MediaCorp the official broadcaster of the 2008 Beijing Olympics". Retrieved 2008-07-18. 
  60. ^ "Public broadcaster STV is ready to launch its third channel". The Slovak Spectator. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2008-08-17. 
  61. ^ "Prenos Olimpijskih iger na RTV Slovenija". Računalniške novice (in Slovenian). Nevtron&Company. 2008-08-05. Retrieved 2008-08-06. 
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  64. ^ "The TVE will cover the Olympics" (in Spanish). 
  65. ^ "The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games via mobile". 
  66. ^ "Rupavahini's Channel Eye will cover the Olympics" (in Sinhala). 
  67. ^ SVTs största OS-satsning någonsin
  68. ^ OS största satsningen någonsin för Radiosporten – i radio, på webben, i mobilen
  69. ^ Tele2, Beijing 2008 i Mobilen
  70. ^ SVT HD, Beijing 2008
  71. ^ SVT Play, Beijing 2008
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  73. ^ Pekin 2008 Olimpiyat Oyunları (Turkish)
  74. ^ TRT3 TELEVİZYON AKIŞLARI (Turkish)
  75. ^ official web site
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  82. ^ "National TV station said to have Euro 2008 broadcasting rights". VietNamNet. 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2008-06-16. [dead link]