BBC unveils ambitious multi-platform plans for Olympics coverage
The BBC has unveiled ambitious plans for coverage of what it describes as "the first truly digital Olympic Games".
It's promising "new innovations in online and broadcast video", delivering "unprecedented coverage across multiple platforms".
The Corporation's Olympics coverage will offer the following services:
• Audiences will be able to watch wherever and whenever they want to, across four screens: PC, mobile, tablet and connected TVs (including smart TVs, games consoles and BBC Red Button).
• Every Olympic event, sport and venue live, on-demand and interactive on bbc.co.uk/sport, with up to 24 live HD streams and 2,500 hours of coverage
• Pages for every athlete, sport, venue and country across bbc.co.uk/sport, enabling detailed access to real-time updated Olympics data, statistics and news
• High-quality coverage that’s personal and social, enabling audiences to follow and “favourite” every athlete, sport, event and country and get tailored updates, as well as access live updates, Twitter visualisations and social media commentary.
* The BBC Olympics mobile browser site, accessible across all mobile devices, will mirror much of the desktop experience.
* The BBC’s Red Button service for the Olympics on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat will offer audiences access to up to 24 live streams, while there will be an additional 24-hour channel of extra BBC Olympics content available via the BBC Red Button for audiences with Freeview and BT Vision.
• A 24-hour digital radio station, Radio 5 live Olympic Extra, will complement BBC Radio 5 live and BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra for the duration of the Games.