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Singapore denied live broadcasts of Rio Olympics

will not be getting live telecasts of theSummer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, TheStraits Times reported July 22.

-owned, Singaporean broadcaster 's deal withJapan-based global media agency only covers delayedtelecasts of the international sporting event, according to the report.

Dentsuholds the exclusive broadcast rights to the 2016 Games in 17 Asian countries,and Singapore was reportedly the only one that failed to secure the rights tolive telecasts. MediaCorp paid about $2.5 million for Olympics broadcast rightsfees in 2012, the report said.

Under theterms of its agreement, MediaCorp cannot air an Olympic sporting event untilafter all the action has concluded, according to the report. Onlythe opening and closing ceremonies will be aired live, with the rest of theevents to be covered via delayed telecasts for at least 10 hours daily fromAug. 5 to 21.