Khabar TV channel receives summer Olympics live broadcast rights
Khabar TV received the rights for live broadcast of the summer Olympic Games in Rio. 100 hours broadcast will include the opening and closing ceremonies, boxing, weightlifting, judo, diving, synchronized swimming and many other events. Both live and recorded broadcasts will air. The audience will see exclusive content from the events. A team of correspondents will travel to Rio.
Rinat KERTAYEV, DIRECTOR, KHABAR TV CHANNEL:
The time difference between Rio and Astana is 9 hours. If you missed the night live broadcast we will repeat it the next day for the convenience of viewers. We have worked hard to ensure that our audience could see the main competitions organized once in 4 years on domestic TV channels.
Pavel TSYBULIN, DIRECTOR, KAZSPORT TV CHANNEL:
We will block any foreign broadcast of Olympics on the territory of Kazakhstan with the help of relevant authorities. This is a very serious issue because a huge amount of money was invested and we want to protect ourselves and our country from piracy.
Khabar launches special internet project
Apart from television broadcast "Khabar" will report on the Olympic news on the Internet. Special project khabar.kz/olympics was launched on the basis of the official website of the channel. It will post the latest news from Rio, exclusive interviews, schedule and results of the competition. The site's interface is quite simple. The necessary information will be available under thematic tabs. And a twitter account will help find out what other media have to say about the Olympics.
Askat ZHAKAYEV, SPORTS PRODUCER, ‘KHABAR’ TV CHANNEL:
The site will operate in an online mode, it is intended not only to provide viewers with access to our channel product and I mean blogs, online broadcast, special editions. Each visitor can go to our website and to support our team during the Olympic Games.