Director of Broadcasting of Indonesian Asian Para Games Committee (INAPGOC) Marco Yakub in a press conference in Jakarta on Monday (9/24) stated Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI) and Metro TV are the official televisions from Indonesia to broadcast the 2018 Asian Para Games. TVRI is chosen to represent public television while Metro TV is a representative of private television. Marco also stressed that his party would limit access to cover the 2018 Asian Para Games for media of non broadcast rights holders. The step was taken based on the rules of the Asian Paralympic Committee. Marco also explained that his party would provide special zones for the media of non-right holders.
"Regulations from the APC, that the broadcast rights of course get all access from the broadcasting of Asian Para Games, while the non right holders will have regulations, for example, later there will be zones for the camera," said Marco Yakub.
The Asian Para Games will take place in Jakarta from 6 to 13 October 2018. There are 18 sports contested and seven of them, athletics, badminton, swimming, weight lifting, wheelchair basketball, table tennis, and track number cycling must be aired on television broadcasting the 2018 Asian Para Games. Until now, there have already been several foreign television stations confirmed to broadcast the 2018 Asian Para Games, including NHK (Japan), SSS (Thailand), National Geographic, Qazsport (Kazakhstan). Meanwhile, KBS (Korea) and CCTV (China) are still in the process of discussion. Eleven other sports branches, namely archery, boccia, chess, goalball, judo, lawn bowl, shooting, tenpin bowling, sitting volleyball, and wheelchair fencing are broadcast according to the policies of each television station. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)