Chunghwa Telecom to stream 2014 Youth Olympic Games
By Kathryn Chiu, The China Post
August 25, 2014, 12:02 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Keeping a finger on the pulse the Nanjing Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG, 青年奧運), Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT, 中華電信) has launched a video on demand (VOD) service.
CHT, Taiwan's top telecom operator, successfully streamed the grand opening ceremony of 2014 Nanjing YOG live on Aug. 16, where abundant Chinese cultural symbols were presented, which included jasmine flowers, blue and white porcelain, and images of the Silk Road, as well as traditional acrobatics.
In conjunction with 47 Taiwanese athletes in 15 sports, about 3,700 competitors from around the world will participate in 28 events in Nanjing.
The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games are to be held from Aug. 16 to 28.
CHT announced that it has launched its VOD service on its multimedia on demand (MOD) website, providing 120 minutes of the most splendid moments of the Games each day.
The YOG area has also set up a specific Chinese Taipei Area to update local fans on the performance of their favorite athletes.
In 2010, the Olympic Games were complemented by the Youth Games, where athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 competed.
On Feb. 10, 2010, the 122nd International Olympic Committee session announced Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province, as the host city for the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games.