Broadcasting Agreements for Paralympic Games Signed27.09.2007
On 25 September, the Beijing 2008 Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (BOCOG) and Beijing Olympic Broadcasting Co. Ltd (BOB) signed the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Broadcasting Agreements with China Central Television (CCTV) and Beijing Television (BTV). BOCOG Executive Vice-President Jiang Xiaoyu and BOB General Manager Manolo Romero were present at the signing ceremony in Beijing, China.
According to the agreement between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the host broadcaster for the Olympic Games also becomes the host broadcaster for the Paralympic Games.
In Beijing in 2008, nearly 600 TV producers of CCTV and BTV will be responsible for the production of live broadcasting signals for 11 Paralympic sports and the Opening and Closing Ceremony as well as recorded signals for 12 Paralympic sports.
The Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games will be held from 6 to 17 September 2008 with around 4,000 athletes from 150 countries participating.