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Asian Games organizers challenged by video blogging

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 29, 2017   /   05:14 pm
Asian Games organizers challenged by video blogging Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC) chief Erick Thohir (right) talks to the media, while Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) media committee Anthony J. Mariadas (left) looks on during the 2018 Asian Games Media and Journalists Forum at Century Park Hotel in Jakarta on Monday. The forum was held to provide the media with the latest updates on the Games’ preparations. (Antara/Izaac Mulyawan)

The 2018 Asian Games organizers say it will be difficult for them to control the recording of videos by bloggers at the upcoming multisport event, which will be held in Jakarta and Palembang, South Sumatra.

“Emtek Group is the holder of the broadcasting rights for the Games -- and no other party can air the event,” said Linda Wahyudi, the broadcasting director of the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee (INASGOC), as quoted by Antara.

“However, it is difficult for us to control people who come to the venues to make video recordings of matches using their smartphones,” she said, adding that the organizers have set a broadcasting policy that covers regulations on terrestrial TV, pay TV networks and digital streaming.

Linda added that live streaming or sharing videos on the internet using smartphones would not be easy as people needed a fast internet connection.

“Nevertheless, we will protect the rights of the official broadcasters by prohibiting the use of professional cameras [by spectators] at the venues.”

Meanwhile, TV journalists will be allowed to make five-minute recordings per match for news purposes.