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Large numbers of Chinese are going online to watch the Olympics while at work as employers prevent them from watching the events on television.
In a survey by marketing company Carat China, half of respondent said they watch the Olympics online while at work. Online live streaming or replays of the Games increased on weekdays when fans were not able to watch television due to work.
The International Olympic Committee will look into the censorship of the Internet that the media is using to cover the Beijing Olympics.
China has pledged to the media that there would be no censorship of the Internet during the Games and rolled back regulations in January that put restrictions on the foreign press.
NBC will provide over 2,200 live hours of the Beijing Olympic Games for online viewing, along with live blogging, daily recaps, and 3,000 hours of highlights on demand.
NBC paid $3.5 billion to the International Olympics Committee to broadcast five Olympic Games through 2008. The event will only be available exclusively on NBCOlympics.com, with no other Web sites allowed to feature video from the Games online.
China says it can’t promise that it won’t censor the Internet this summer during the Beijing Olympics.
Wang Wei, executive vice president of the Beijing Olympic organizers, had assured the International Olympic Committee that the 30,000 reporters covering the games would have open access to the Internet.
U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kan, lashed out at the Chinese government today for its plan to install Internet filters on all U.S. owned hotels during the Olympic Games.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reached an agreement with China Central Television’s CCTV.com for the Internet and mobile rights within China for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
The IOC said it chose CCTV.com because of its ability to guarantee full exploitation of the digital broadcast rights over a variety of platforms, by working in cooperation with its television broadcast team. The IOC says that CCTV.com is committed to promoting the Olympic Games and the value of the Olympic Movement in China.