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Kuala Lumpur 2017 set for record live coverage

Organisers of the 2017 Southeast Asian Games in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur have promised that this year’s edition of the multi-sport event will break records in terms of live broadcast coverage.

Twenty-four of the 38 sports contested at the Games, which run from August 19-31, will be broadcast live.

Sports that will be covered live include athletics, aquatics (diving, synchronised swimming, swimming and water polo), football, track cycling, tenpin bowling, billiards and snooker, rugby, weightlifting, table tennis, gymnastics (artistic and rhythmic), ice skating, boxing, muay, karate-do, taekwondo, silat, wushu, basketball, badminton, netball, sepak takraw, squash, archery and hockey.

Malaysia’s Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said that the Malaysia Organising Committee (MASOC) and Games host broadcasters are in the process of working out concrete production plans for the event.

On Tuesday Jamaluddin hosted a meeting of 15 private and public broadcasters from the region, as well as Swiss-based Host Broadcast Services, which will act as the Games’ broadcast service provider.