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2008 Olympics to Be 100 Percent HD

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    Apr 23, 2002
    HD Coverage of Games Has Come a Long Way Since Salt Lake City

    TVWeek - October 26, 2006

    Though the Olympics have aired certain games in high definition for several years, the 2008 games
    in Beijing will represent the first time the Olympics will be shot and broadcast entirely in HD.

    The network's go-rounds with HD Olympics coverage in Salt Lake City and Athens were "boutique"
    offerings, "not at all meant to circumvent the main coverage," said David Neal, executive producer
    of NBC Sports and executive VP of NBC Olympics. "The business has really taken off in the past
    couple years. Between 2004 and now, the difference between the penetration and availability is a
    quantum increase."

    During the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, NBC offered only seven events in HD—five out of the 15
    sports plus the opening and closing ceremonies.

    More @ TVWeek.com
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