International Sports Television Forum to begin in Beijing on August 24

China International Television Corporation (CITVC) and the Cable & Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia (CASBAA) are pleased to detail the re-scheduled International Sports Television Forum 2007 for Friday August 24th at the Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing, China. The Forum is hosted by the State Administration of Radio, Film & Television (SARFT) and co-organized by CASBAA with CITVC, the commercial arm of the state broadcaster CCTV.

The Forum 2007 will see a new format for the program: “This year will offer even more debate and discussion about the pertinent issues surrounding sport on television as well as in the wider sports arena,” said Kevin Jennings, Events Director of CASBAA.

In addition, on August 23 the conference organizers are inviting VIPs and special guests to tour some of the completed Olympic installations in a sneak preview of sites now being prepared for the 2008 Beijing Games.Participants will include CCTV, Beijing Olympic Broadcasting (BoB), the Beijing Olympic Committee Organizing Group (BOCOG) and representatives of national Chinese and European sports bodies, along with global sports TV networks and sports management teams. Other speakers and delegates will be drawn from the wireless, broadband and HDTV sectors.