Rabat – The National Society of Radio-broadcast and Television (SNRT) has announced that there will be a public broadcast of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, according to an article in Al Massae, the Moroccan daily newspaper.
The announcement came after the Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU), in which SNRT is a part, bought the rights to cover the games live from August 5th through August 21st on both cable and satellite television across the Arab region.
SNRT’s channels, including Al Aoula, Tamazight and Arriadia TV, will air the 17-day event live. Commentary from the studio in Brazil will be added to the coverage of Moroccan athletes . Some games will be recorded and broadcast at different times to accommodate the time difference between Morocco and Brazil.
ABSU will summarize the accomplishments of Arab athletes in the event, which will take place across 35 stadiums and will be covered by 900 cameras.
This year, 10,500 athletes will compete in 28 sports for 360 medals.