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BBC to make HD quality Olympic broadcasts available to broadcasters


By John Glenday | Reporter

April 3, 2012 | 2 min read

The BBC has announced that it is to make all 24 of its live HD Olympic streams available to cable and satellite providers on a non-exclusive basis.

It means that as broad a spectrum of the viewing public as possible will be able to watch every Olympic sport, in real time, direct from every venue.

The same content will also be pumped out online via the BBC Sport website allowing content to be played on mobile, tablet, connected TV and PC platforms.

It is intended that this saturation coverage give followers of less popular events, such as badminton and shooting, the chance to keep up with highlights playing out on BBC One and BBC Three.

Roger Mosey, Director, BBC London 2012, said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer this opportunity to cable and satellite providers to extend our online service to millions of TV viewers across the UK.

"BBC One and BBC Three will remain the flagship channels for the Olympics. But, as the London 2012 Olympic Games will be the first truly ‘Digital Games’, we wanted to offer an unprecedented amount of live sporting action to the widest possible audience through these 24 live streams, giving vastly more choice than ever before.”


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