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.
 MENA Arab States Broadcasting Union Aljazeera Sport HD
 Argentina Canal 7 (All events), TyC Sports (all events)
 Australia Television broadcast:
Seven Network
Radio broadcast:
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 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
 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-4, CCTV-5, CCTV-6, CCTV-7, CCTV-8, CCTV News, CCTV-E, CCTV-F, CCTV-Russky, 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 CCTV-5+ [16]
 Colombia Free-to-air:
Señal Colombia, Caracol, RCN
Terra Networks
 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
 Greece ERT [27]
 Hong Kong ATV, TVB ATV HD
 Hungary MTV m1 HD, m2 HD [29]
 Iceland RUV [30]
 India Doordarshan, Zee TV [31]
 Indonesia TVRI [32]
 Iran IRIB TV3
 Ireland RTÉ [33]
 Israel TV broadcast:
Channel 1
Sport 5 (Including Sport 5+, Sport5+ Live and Sport5+ Gold)
Cellphone broadcast:
Pelephone, Orange and Cellcom
Cable and satellite:
Sport 5HD
 Italy RAI (Rai Uno, Rai Due, Rai News, Rai Sport 1, Rai Radio 1) Rai HD [38]
 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 [39][40]
 Laos Lao National Television, Lao National Radio
 Latvia LTV7, LTV1 (opening and closing ceremonies) [41]
 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
 Moldova TRM [45]
 Mongolia MNB, UBS, Channel 25, TV5, TV9, NTV [46]
 Montenegro RTCG
 Myanmar Myanmar Radio and Television, Myanmar Radio National Service
 Netherlands NPO/NOS Nederland 1 HD [47]
 New Zealand TV ONE, TVNZ Sport Extra, both of which were also streamed online along with two online only channels, three and four which carried feeds directly from BOB (i.e. No TVNZ branding) TV ONE HD [48]
 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 [49]
 Pakistan Geo Super [50]
 Philippines Television Cable:
Solar Sports
Basketball TV
Jack TV
SOLAR All Access 1 and 2(PPV)
2nd Avenue
 Poland TVP1, TVP2, TVP Sport TVP HD [52]
 Portugal TV: RTP (RTP1, RTP2, RTPN) and SportTV (SportTV 1)
Radio: RDP Antena 1
RTP HD [53]
 Puerto Rico Telemundo de Puerto Rico
 Romania TVR 1, TVR 2, Telesport TVR HD [54][55][56]
 Russia VGTRK: Russia, Russia 1, Russia 2 and Sport1 and news info on Vesti, Channel One, NTV Plus NTV Plus [57][58]
 Serbia RTS
 Singapore StarHub Cable Television, Singapore Telecom Mio TV, MediaCorp Radio 938LIVE, MediaCorp TV Channel 5, MediaCorp News Channel NewsAsia MediaCorp TV HD5 [59][60]
 Slovakia STV [61]
 Slovenia RTV Slovenija RTV Slovenija HD Test [62][63]
 South Africa SABC, SuperSport: SSX, SSX2, SS5, SS6 (Gold), SS7 SuperSport HD [64]
 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 [65][66]
 Sri Lanka Rupavahini [67]
 Sweden SVT1, SVT24, Peking+, SRP4 and SR's webcasts. Also broadcast on the web through SVT Play and to cellphones by Tele2. SVT HD [68][69][70][71][72]
  Switzerland SF TSR TSI HD Suisse
 Taiwan CTV, CTS, FTV, TTV
 Thailand NBT, Modernine TV, Channel 3, TV5, (BBTV)Channel 7, TPBS, TrueVisions [73]
 Turkey TRT 3 [74][75]
 Ukraine First National [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 (talk 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 Venevisión, Meridiano TV, TVES [81]
 Vietnam Vietnam Television, Ho Chi Minh City Television, Hanoi Radio Television and Vietnam Multimedia Corporation [82]

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