China Netcom (CN), the cooperative partner of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the fixed communications service sector, has announced plans to jointly provide high-definition Olympic programs to TVB, one of Hong Kong's biggest free television broadcast companies, with PCCW Global.
China Netcom, PCCW Global and TVB have signed a strategic agreement in Hong Kong, which says that China Netcom and PCCW Global will provide high-definition multimedia service solution to TVB and the television signals will be a two-way transmission between Beijing and Hong Kong. The transmission solutions of the two companies include optical fiber and satellite transmission service and double-end high-definition video transmission equipment.
In addition, a 24-hour support service in Hong Kong will be offered to TVB to ensure the quality and the stability of the video transmission during the Olympic Games.
Since the beginning of 2007, China Netcom has started cooperation with PCCW Global in providing solutions during the 2008 Olympic Games. In May 2007, PCCW Global become the partner of China Netcom in the fixed communications sector and the two will jointly provide broadcast platform for the equestrian events of the Olympic Games, which will be held in Hong Kong.