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PHNOM PENH, -- Cambodia is to provide free-of-charge live broadcast rights to local and overseas TV networks for the upcoming 32nd Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the 12th ASEAN Para Games.
"The royal government decided not to charge for the Games broadcast rights for both local and foreign TVs," the Cambodia SEA Games Organizing Committee (CAMSOC) said in a statement.
The government will also give free admission to both local and overseas spectators, including opening and closing ceremonies as well as all competition events, the statement added.
The move was made during a cabinet meeting under the presidency of Prime Minister Samdech Samdech Techo Hun Sen, it said.
Cambodia will host the SEA Games for the first time in 64 years from May 5 to 17. The Morodok Techo National Stadium in a northern suburb of the capital Phnom Penh will be the centerpiece venue for official opening and closing ceremonies, and tournaments.
The Games will see athletes competing in 37 sports of more than 600 disciplines, according to CAMSOC.
Cambodia will also host the 12th ASEAN Para Games from June 3 to 9.