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OCA Media Committee meets in Guangzhou
OCA Media Committee meets in Guangzhou


09 Apr 2010
Guangzhou, China: The OCA Media Committee held a meeting at the head office of Guangzhou Asian Games organisers GAGOC on Friday under the chairmanship of Manuel Silverio. The committee members heard detailed progress reports on TV and host broadcasting for the 16th Asian Games and on media services to be provided.

The sports broadcasting packages include live feeds of all sports to rights-holding broadcasters, except chess and sailing, and 24 high definition feeds and 47 standard definition feeds. There will be a total of 2,500 hours of TV signal.

GAGOC will host the second World Broadcasters’ Meeting from May 11-13, 2010, and over 80 applications have already been received. Regarding broadcasting services test events, the 18th Asian Athletics Championships in Guangzhou were held in November, and further high-profile test events are planned for May (National Shooting Invitational Tournament), June (Asian Women’s Rugby Championship) and August (Guangdong Youth Gymnastics Championships).

The Main Press Centre -- located in the Asian Games Town and with a total area of 20,000 sq metres – will be the central work place for the 5,000 accredited journalists and photographers. In addition there will be 53 venue media centres and three non-competition venues at the Athletes’ Village, Media Village and OCA Headquarters Hotel.

Organisers are expecting 10,000 media to attend the November 12-27 Asian Games, comprising 5,000 press (3,000 domestic, 2,000 from overseas), 3,000 from the host broadcaster and 2,000 from rights-holding broadcasters. The Media Village in Asian Games Town will accommodate 7,000 media, and 12 media hotels will house a further 3,000.

Mr Silverio said he believed GAGOC was “setting a new benchmark” for the media. “Thanks to the 1st World Broadcasters’ Meeting and the World Press Briefing last year, GAGOC has received input from media worldwide,” he said. “I believe we are in an excellent position to carry out the plans we have discussed.”
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