CBC adds more TV cov­er­age of Pan Am Games

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS / ENTERTAINMENT -

TORONTO - CBC says it’s in­creas­ing its TV cov­er­age of the Pan Am Games fol­low­ing com­plaints by some fans seek­ing more. The public broad­caster says its af­ter­noon pro­gram­ming - a mix of live and high­light ma­te­rial - is be­ing ex­tended by one hour each weekday, to three hours. Satur­day’s cov­er­age will get an ad­di­tional three hours and Sun­day will get one more hour. Some Pan Am fans took to so­cial media to slam the CBC for an ap­par­ent dearth of live TV cover- age and lim­ited online stream­ing op­tions. The CBC has said its live cov­er­age is at the mercy of the games’ host broad­caster, a body that de­ter­mines which live feeds are made avail­able to media out­lets around the world. CBC says in a re­lease that it’s com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing “as much sports cov­er­age as is made avail­able by Toronto 2015,” in­clud­ing all medal mo­ments. The net­work says the live events be­ing made avail­able in­clude cy­cling, gym­nas­tics, div­ing, syn­chro­nized swimming, swimming, beach vol­ley­ball, soc­cer, taek­wondo and bas­ket­ball.

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