SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- The Olympics are big business for television, and the Sochi Games are feeding a voracious appetite from networks around the world for live sports programming. Some numbers from IOC managing director of television and marketing services:
--464: Channels globally that broadcast Sochi Olympics coverage, nearly double the 240 that broadcast the Vancouver Games.
--102,000: Number of hours that will broadcast, more than any previous Winter Games.
--75: Percentage of Russians who have watched at least 15 minutes of Sochi Games coverage.
--190 million: Number of Chinese that have tuned in for at least 15 minutes.
--500 million: Estimated global audience for the opening ceremony.
-- By Jon Krawczynski -- Twitter http://twitter.com/APKrawczynski
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