AsiaSat to Deliver Live Coverage of the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company (AsiaSat) and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have collaborated to deliver live coverage of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games via the AsiaSat 5 satellite. According to TVNZ, this collaboration is integral to its plan of providing the largest-ever Free-to-Air (FTA) coverage of the Games in New Zealand and enabling broadcast rights holders in the Asia-Pacific region to have full access to the event’s live coverage and daily highlight packages.
The 2018 Commonwealth Games, taking place between April 4 and April 15 in Australia’s Gold Coast, will gather more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories. TVNZ will distribute the Commonwealth Games through AsiaSat 5’s wide C-band beam to rights-holding broadcasters in Asia in partnership with the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union and TVNZ’s sub-licensees in the Pacific region. Event coverage will include the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as 11 days of live and replayed television action showcasing athletes competing in 18 sports and seven para-sports across 18 sports venues.
As the exclusive broadcast rights holder for New Zealand, TVNZ will deliver live coverage, replays and highlights across TVNZ 1, TVNZ Duke, new pop-up channel Games Extra and fully streamed channel Games Online for sports fans.