The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced its plans for the upcoming London 2012 Olympics, which covers the release of dedicated mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.
BBC bills its reportage for the most prestigious sporting event as the “most comprehensive coverage of an Olympic Games ever”, with plans to broadcast it on multiple channels, including mobile and tablet devices, PC and television.
Personal computers can stream HD content over the whole duration of the Olympics 24/7 on the new BBC website, which will also be accessible through mobile devices via 3G and Wi-Fi networks. Owners of Android and iOS devices can download and install the mobile apps specifically designed for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Evidently, TV watchers will be the luckiest viewers across all platforms, especially when subscribed to BBC digital plans, including an HTML5-connected Internet TV app that will cater to Sony Smart TVs and PlayStation 3 gaming consoles.
BBC will provide live TV coverage of every sporting event throughout the day, with some events highlighted in 3D versions.
“This will amount to around 2,500 hours of live Olympic sporting action, over 1,000 hours more than Beijing 2008,” the BBC said.
“We will be bringing live coverage of every Olympic Sport from every venue, both through a combination of BBC One and BBC Three and up to 24 simultaneous streams live online on PC, mobile, tablet or connected TV,” said Roger Mosey, Director of BBC’s London 2012 Olympic Games coverage. ”These services will be complemented by coverage on Radio 5 live, mobile and tablet, while the majority of cable and satellite viewers will be able to access the 24 channels on their providers’ platform through the BBC Red Button.”