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CCTV named as Paralympics Rights Holding Broadcaster in China


08:31, December 13, 2011

LONDON, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) announced that China Central Television (CCTV) will be the Chinese Rights Holding Broadcaster for the Paralympic Games next summer.

"The eyes of the world will be focused on the Paralympic Games in London next year and we are delighted to announce CCTV as our broadcast partner in China," said Sebastian Coe, president of the London 2012 Organizing Committee.

"We will be working with CCTV to deliver a spectacular sporting showcase for the world's greatest Paralympic athletes, and the power of the Games will help to challenge stereotypes and raise awareness of Paralympic sport," said he.

According to LOCOG, CCTV will broadcast a minimum of five hours per day during the Paralympic Games. In 2008, CCTV was the host broadcaster for the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

"After the superb success of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, it is excellent news that CCTV will be continuing its coverage of the Games next year in London," said Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee. "The reach of CCTV in China is phenomenal and their coverage of London 2012 will ensure that millions of people get to watch the Games."

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