Media Services Division of the Media Operations Department looks after critical media services as accommodation, accreditation, transportation, rate card, catering, technology and telecommunications. Media Services Division would offer immediate help for functional areas. For proper media operations in China, these services have been provided in the Beijing Olympics 2008.
Foreign Media Service Guide
Foreign Media Service Guide has been launched to facilitate foreign
media organizations and foreign journalists to report on the Beijing
Olympic Games. The guide covers matters as visa application, customs
clearance, travel and interview, employment of Chinese mainland
citizens, rental of housing and offices, application for radio
frequency occupation, acquisition of a temporary driving permit,
taxation and insurance. The guide apprises foreign journalists on
regulations on reporting activities in China by foreign journalists
during the Beijing Olympic Games and the preparatory period.
Olympic New Service
The Olympic News Service (ONS) has been entrusted with the task for
providing media with comprehensive information services about the
Olympics. Information provided to the media includes pre-Games
information such as athlete biographies and statistics. The ONS
would also provide previews, reviews, flash quotes, press conference
Venue Media Centres (VMCs)
Standard facilities and services have been provided in the Venue
Media Centres (VMCs). The VMCs have been set up in all 37
competition venues, both in Beijing and co-host cities. VMCs would
also operate in three non-competition venues, the Olympic Village,
Media Villages and the IOC Hotel. The VMCs provide the journalists
with best possible conditions to cover the Olympics.
Press Rate Card
The Beijing 2008 Press Rate Card offers a detailed list of products
and services available to assist the operations of media
Main Press Centre (MPC)
Main Press Centre (MPC) in Beijing, equipped with all necessary
facilities and offering 24-hour services, is the centre workplace
for media operations. It is the headquarters of all press operations
related to the Olympics. The main lobby at the MPC is equipped with
comprehensive help desks, including Main Helpdesk, News-desk,
Transportation Desk, News-stand, travel information desk, banking,
and parcel services. 24-hour technology support would be provided.
Rental office spaces, press conference area, photo work area and
catering is available.