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Coverage of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics is set to be broadcast in Hong Kong after an eleventh hour agreement was reportedly reached between TVB and the International Olympics Committee (IOC).

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics 5 Feb 2018TVB will be the official broadcaster in Hong Kong, with 1,000 hours of coverage planned from South Korea, according to the South China Morning Post. An official announcement is expected soon.

The performance of Hong Kong’s Arabella Ng in the giant slalom and slalom competitions will be included in the rights deal, the newspaper reports.

Viewers would be able to watch live coverage through TVB’s over-the-top (OTT) myTV Super service, which streams video to Internet-connected devices.

“Winter sports are very exciting and have many followers in Hong Kong. It will be a good opportunity for them to watch these exciting performance through the Pyeongchang Games,” the head of the Hong Kong delegation to Pyeongchang, Tony Yue Kwok-leung told South China Morning Post.

In mainland China, state broadcaster CCTV will provide coverage of the games.

Sports fans in Singapore look set to miss out on live action from the Winter Olympics, however.

Mediacorp has failed to reach a deal with Dentsu, which holds the exclusive broadcast rights for the Summer and Winter Olympics in 22 Asian countries from 2014 to 2024, according to the Straits Times. Fellow broadcasters StarHub and Singtel confirmed they have no plans to broadcast live coverage of the event.

This year marks the first time Singapore has participated in the Winter Olympics, through short track speed skater Cheyenne Goh.

The Winter Olympics opens with a ceremony on the evening of Friday 9 February (local time), following the initial events from Pyeongchang a day earlier.