Friday, 14 July 2017

SEA Games 2017 Live Streaming for 24 Sports

Peoples who are very much interested in the region around Petaling Jaya will have the privilege to watch high-quality live coverage during the upcoming Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. The main reason behind this is that 24 out of 34 are being telecasted or broadcasted live.

Khairy Jamaluddin who is the youth and sports minister said that 60 per cent of the total sporting events from the different venues will be comprised of live coverage which is mainly through televised broadcasting and internet streaming from Aug 19-31

He also quoted “This will be the most live coverage that we will have in the entire history of the Games. So far, I am quite happy with the cooperation we are receiving from the regional broadcasters.”  The Malaysian SEA Games Organising Committee (MASC) made sure that they put the best of the best show for the spectators who are excited and present in the venue and also the viewers from home through high-quality broadcasting. This was told to the reporter’s right after the opening of second host broadcaster meeting at Petaling Jaya last day.

An overall of fifteen broadcasters participated in the meeting in which seven are from ASEAN countries and international broadcasters like International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) from Switzerland have attended the meeting.

Khairy who is also the chairman of MASCO has made it clear that the broadcasters will have to play a crucial role in showing the most exciting moments , the human drama, Joy of victory and agony of defeat of the athletes that they face during the SEA games to the public who are around the globe, especially in ASEAN.

During the venue preparations, Khairy also said that the Kuala Lumpur Sports City in Bukit Jail is 80 per cent completed and is also scheduled for handover in July. In the case of Nilai Velodrome is to be opened next month.

The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) honorary secretary Datuk Low B Eng Choo also quoted at the establishment of SEA Games Federation (SEAGF) broadcasting Committee last week that, “ the main goal was to have the games reach as many people as possible in the region “.

He also quoted “In line with the SEA Games theme of ‘Rise Together’, we want to make sure the high quality of the broadcast and it goes to as many countries as possible including Timor Leste”.
“The schedule for broadcasting had been fixed... it not only covers focus sports for Malaysia but also those for other countries and other less popular and news sports as speed skating” she added.


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