St. Petersburg - The 2012 London Olympics will be broadcast on street screens in several large Russian cities, Russia’s national telecom operator Rostelecom said Friday.
Rostelecom has also signed an agreement with the organising committee of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics to set up 17 large street screens in many cities during the 2012 Olympics.
The company said it would broadcast exclusive video materials in the London Games, including not only the competitions but also “the fans response”, reported Xinhua.
The company did not specify what cities would get the open-air televised fan zones, mentioning only Moscow and Sochi as examples.
According to Rostelecom, the broadcasting of London Olympics was a trail for Sochi Olympics.
“In London, we have to polish and finalize the broadcasting for the Sochi Olympics,” Rostelecom head Alexander Provotorov said at the signing ceremony in St. Petersburg.
Provotorov vowed the broadcasting of the Sochi Winter Olympics must be of the “world class”.
The company also planned to assemble over 25 fan zones equipped with the live broadcasting screens during the Sochi Winter Games.