Extensive TV live coverage of the Sea Games
THE 2017 Sea Games will see 24 sports being broadcast live from Aug 19-31.
This was announced by Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin at a broadcasters meeting in Petaling Jaya yesterday.
“This makes up more than 60 percent of the total sporting events,” he said.
“This will be the most live coverage that we have in the entire history of the Games.”
The sports that are to be broadcast live includes athletics, aquatics, football, track cycling, bowling, billiards and snooker, rugby sevens, weightlifting, table tennis, rhythmic gymnastics, speed skating, boxing, muay, karate, taekwondo, pencak silat, wushu, basketball, badminton, netball, sepak takraw, squash, archery and hockey.
“It’s not going to be full blown Olympic standard but going to be a very good show on TV and another thing I want to make sure is that the regional broadcasters are happy with the international broadcast centre that we planned for them at MITEC (Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre),” said Khairy.
In attendance at yesterday’s meeting were 15 broadcast representatives from seven Southeast Asian countries as well as an international broadcaster from Switzerland.
Khairy said the KL Sports City is 80 per cent completed and scheduled for handover in July while the National Velodrome in Nilai will be opened next month.