Beijing Olympic Games online coverage from TVNZ

18 07 2008

TVNZ has launched New Zealand’s online home of the Olympic Games at TVNZ’s dedicated Olympic website which is now LIVE. The site can be found at tvnz.co.nz/Olympics

Nothing compares with the power and excitement of the Olympic Games, the greatest global sporting event. When the world’s elite athletes gather in Beijing this August, TVNZ will bring Kiwi viewers closer to the drama and excitement than ever before, with spectacular images, expanded coverage, and new technologies.

The Olympic website is a one-stop shop for information, analysis and breaking Olympic news in the build-up to Beijing.

The site features include a dedicated section for every Olympic sport and profiles of every New Zealand competitor in the Games – including a range of interviews with the Kiwi medal hopefuls. Those wanting to enjoy past glories can watch the range of archive video footage. Google Maps technology has been utilised to produce a stunning bird’s-eye of the Beijing venues and there are blogs from sports broadcasting legends Keith Quinn and John McBeth, as well as diaries from several competing athletes. Further features include a full event schedule, photo galleries and all the news from the tvnz.co.nz journalists who will be will be part of the TVNZ production teams in Beijing and Auckland.

During the Games, in a first for New Zealand, tvnz.co.nz will offer the chance to choose from up to four channels of simultaneous video streaming online from TV ONE, TVNZ Sport Extra and two additional channels programmed by ONE Sport, which are only available online. There will be regularly updated information on the broadcast schedules for the television and online channels, and a daily package of Olympics video highlights that will be updated overnight, allowing Kiwis to catch up on, or re-live, the previous day’s big Olympic moments.

“This depth of online coverage of a major sporting event is something New Zealanders have never experienced,” says Jason Paris, Head of Emerging Business. “As well as broadcasting over 800 hours of Olympics action online, we’re offering up our richest content experience yet, with a wealth of video resources, coverage of every sport, high-quality images and all of the big stories about the Games.”

Head of Sport Murray Needham agrees: “The Olympic channels at tvnz.co.nz add another dimension to our coverage of Beijing, and give New Zealanders unprecedented opportunities to be part of the thrills and emotion of the Games.”

Beijing 2008 will be screened from August 8-24 across TV ONE, TVNZ Sport Extra and tvnz.co.nz.

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8 responses

5 08 2008
Siobhan

Would love to see some Olympic Dressage from the games. The coverage looks like it’s going to be great!

9 08 2008
Sarah

Why can’t we watch Mark Todd doing his dressage?

9 08 2008
Stephanie

Really disappointed that there was no coverage of dressage, especially seeing Mark Todd is making a come back and NZ equestrian has been a medal winner in the past.

9 08 2008
Kara

For those that like a little more information try looking at Yahoo, NBC, BBC and the official Olympic sites. You can find the links in this interesting article:

Best ways to watch the Beijing Olympics from your home

12 08 2008
Isabel Hutcheon

On Sunday evening why did coverage not return to finish of women’s cycle road race after covering it up till start of football match – appalling to watch adverts, etc instead of showing final 5 or 10 minutes of race.

13 08 2008
anny

when can we watch womens gymnastics I am unable to get any from the lists given online?

20 08 2008
Annette

Please ask the Yachting commentators to stop calling the women “girls”! They don’t refer to the men as “boys”. I have been battling to have women recognised (as equals) in yachting over the past 35 odd years, this does not help!

22 08 2008
Geoff Herbert

The cycling coverage has been appalling, yes what happened to the end of the womens road race! What happened to the end of the mens sail board race. I know when I turned over to tv3 they had already confirm the result!
Now my passion is Mountain Biking, I thought great it’s listed as featuring tonight, Yay!!! What happened, it was Nay!!! Why wasn’t it on? I haven’t heard why that means poor Rosara was on her own. Thanks TVNZ for nothing but frustration!!!!!!!!

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