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Prasar Bharati to finalise CWG broadcaster in 15 days

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 22:33

New Delhi: With Commonwealth Games just
a year away, Prasar Bharati will finalise a broadcaster within
15 days which will telecast the event for it on High
Definition (HD) mode.

Prasar Bharati, the host broadcaster for the 2010
Games, had called for bids from international broadcasters to
telecast the event earlier this year.

From these, it had shortlisted five companies in
July, that had the experience of telecasting sporting events
of such magnitude.

These were Swiss-based International Games Broadcast
Services, Satellite Information Service Live (UK), Nimbus
Sports International Pvt Ltd (Singapore), Nimbus
Communications Ltd (Mumbai) in collaboration with Canadian
Broadcasting Corporation, and Big Productions of Anil
Dhirubhai Ambani group.

Doordarshan sources said that with the World
Broadcasters Summit scheduled to be held in Delhi on October
26, Prasar Bharati wants to finalise one broadcaster from the
shortlisted five within 15 days, which would telecast the
games in HD format for it.

"We will finalise one company from the five
shortlisted, in the next 15 days," a senior Prasar Bharati
official said.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 22:33

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