Saturday, 31 October 2009

SIS Live to cover Commonwealth Games

Indian public broadcaster Doordarshan has inked contract with Europe's largest outside broadcast (OB) and uplink supplier, SIS Live (Satellite Information Service) to cover the 2010 Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi.

SIS Live has got rights for production and coverage facilities and services of the Commonwealth Games. The British company will use High Definition TV (HD TV) for the first time in the history of Commonwealth Games to cover the prestigious games with better image resolution.

Aruna Sharma, Director General of Doordarshan and Prasar Bharati, informed media that they have signed a contract with SIS Live to cover 2010 Commonwealth Games after a 3 month long process.

Mrs. Aruna added that 17 different sporting events will be held across 12 venues in New Delhi, and SIS Live will provide all production facilities and personnel to cover games including grand opening and closing ceremonies and Queen's Baton Relay.

SIS Live will provide 1,000 highly-skilled technical and production staff for coverage of games at 12 venues apart from training 300 DD staff starting soon in New Delhi by foreign technicians.


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