Macao set to collaborate with China Media Group
New agreements will allow TDM to broadcast upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.
Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng said yesterday that the government’s collaboration with China Media Group could help further promote Macao’s image and its unique culture to the world.
Ho was speaking during a ceremony held at the Services Platform Complex for Commercial and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries in Nam Van to advance strategic cooperation between China Media Group and Macao.
Ho and Shen Haixiong, vice-minister of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and president of China Media Group, presided at the event.
China Media Group was founded in 2018 as a national holding firm for China Central Television, China National Radio, and China Radio International.
At the event an agreement was signed on the broadcasting in Macao of a series of China Media Group’s original productions based on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the CPC, as well as an agreement authorising government-owned broadcaster TDM to broadcast the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which begin on Friday, and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.
Ho said that broadcasting the CPC-themed productions by TDM would help Macao’s audience gain an all-round comprehension of the Party’s endeavours over the past 100 years, The Macau Post Daily reported.
Ho said that authorising TDM to broadcast the Tokyo Olympics means that people in Macao will be able to experience the athletes’ determination which could inspire residents to be united during the Covid-19 pandemic and to revitalise Macao’s socioeconomic development.
Ho also said that the University of Macau and China Media Group Asia-Pacific headquarters will collaborate to enhance academic programmes in communication and training more professionals in the field.
Shen pointed out that “the Tokyo event is starting in five days and the Beijing event will be starting in about six months. China Media Group is fully prepared – including by making use of new technologies – to provide audiences with an immersive experience of both events. Authorisation to TDM to broadcast the Olympics and Winter Olympics aims to make available to the Macao public a high-quality transmission of both competitions.”