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ABU secures 2014 Commonwealth Games rights

Glasgow’s organising committee for the 2014 edition of multi-sport event the Commonwealth Games has appointed the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union as its latest broadcast rights holder.

As well as providing free-to-air coverage to the Commonwealth nations of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore and Mauritius, ABU will also showcase the Games to territories outside of the Commonwealth.

Such non-Commonwealth territories include Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, North Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Timo Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

Glasgow 2014 will be the biggest multi-sport event Scotland has ever hosted and around 4,500 athletes from 71 nations and territories will take part in the Games with 17 sports on show across the 11 days of competition.