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N. Koreans to get extensive Sochi Olympics TV coverage

2014/02/06 10:57

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Yonhap) -- North Koreans will receive substantial television coverage of the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia even though none of its athletes have qualified for the event, officials said Thursday.

North Korea is among the 15 countries to get help from the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), a non-profit organization for promoting cooperation and friendship among broadcasting firms in the region, to broadcast Olympic events under deals with the union, it said.