Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to be live streamed on YouTube

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are set to be live streamed on YouTube with the aim to “extend the reach” of the Games.

Live output from the Games every day is set to be followed by two-hour long daily highlights.

The coverage will be available across Europe, the United States, South America and parts of Asia: where Glasgow 2014 retains internet rights.

David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive, told STV: "A single Commonwealth Games YouTube channel, streaming live, will extend the reach of the Games like never before and give sports fans the world over an opportunity to enjoy the thrill of the action that will be on offer across 11 days of world-class sporting competition."

It is currently unknown what sports will be covered, with Glasgow 2014 to make the information known on its website closer to the Games launch on 23 July.

Mike Hooper, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), said: "I’m very pleased that the CGF and Glasgow 2014 have for the first time formally partnered with Google and YouTube to make these the most social and digital Games ever."

Over 20 million hours of London Olympic Games footage was streamed on YouTube on the 17 days of the event.

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