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Commission approves airing of Olympic Games on 11 channels

2012/04/18 19:23:19

Taipei, April 18 (CNA) Taiwan's National Communications Commission approved Wednesday an application by a local sports television network to air the 2012 London Olympic Games on 11 channels.

Elta TV, which is carried on Chunghwa Telecom's MOD (multimedia on demand) system, will be able to broadcast the Olympic Games on the 11 approved channels, according to commission spokesperson Chen Jeng-chang.

Should Elta TV decide to cease its broadcasts on the channels after the 2012 Olympic Games have ended, it needs to file such a request three months in advance, Chen added.

The commission is still negotiating with terrestrial and cable television networks in the country to make sure the public will be able to view the Olympic Games through all major TV platforms, Chen stated.

Currently, only Elta TV and Chunghwa telecom have obtained the right to air the Olympic Games through new media platforms, such as mobile phones and Internet Protocol Television, which is digital footage delivered on a person's television through a high-speed Internet connection.

(By Jewell Hsu and Ann Chen)