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BOCOG offers new technology for media service

Updated:2008-06-06 17:11 | Source:

  (BEIJING, November 29) -- BOCOG will provide unprecedented virtual intranet transmission services for the media covering the Beijing Olympic Games, BOCOG Media Operations Department Director Sun Weijia said on Thursday.

  In addition, he said, wireless wide-band technology will also be put to use during the Olympic Games. Journalists will thus be able to send their reports to their headquarters directly from the stands. The service will be linked with the Olympic INFO system to support download, facilitating news coverage.

  In terms of policies and procedures, Sun said, BOCOG will provide the same service platform for the media as the previous Olympic Games. However, the media can experience technologies and services of higher levels as a result of rapid development of net communication technology.

  To meet the requirements of the media, BOCOG (Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad) fully studied the practice of the previous Olympic Games, and sent its staff to experience media operations during the Athens and Turin Olympic Games, Sun added.

  In addition, BOCOG has hired a considerable number of foreign specialists in media operations, said Sun. About five percent of the 500 paid staffs involved in media operations are foreigners, and some 10 percent of the 2,000 volunteers are foreigners too.

  The Beijing Olympics are expected to attract 21,600 accredited media from all over the world.

Editor : LiuAnqi

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