TV Executives Worried About Olympic Media Rules

From CBC News:

Some television executives preparing for the Olympics in Beijing have expressed concern they won’t be able to deliver the kind of coverage they have in the past because of security regulations.

In a meeting with Chinese officials held in Beijing on May 29, nine media organizations that have paid for the rights to broadcast the Olympics were told there’s unlikely to be live coverage from Tiananmen Square or the Forbidden City.

This is a change from two months ago when International Olympic Committee officials in Beijing said China had agreed to allow live coverage.

Broadcasters have been denied permits to record aerial views of the two sites for media coverage of the Games, which begin Aug. 8.

June 8, 2008 7:44 PM
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