IOC to live stream free London Games on YouTube
Mumbai: Live streaming of events in the London Olympic Games will be available to fans across India on YouTube, the International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday.
Fans in 64 territories across Asia and Africa will be able to enjoy live coverage of the July 27-August 12 mega-event as well as highlight clips on this digital platform free-of-charge, the IOC said in a media release.
Viewers from these territories will be able to watch the streams on the IOC`s YouTube channel, accessible online or Internet enabled devices like smart devices/mobile phones and other YouTube-enabled devices, the release said.
There will be 10 `live` feeds from London 2012, running 9am to 11pm (London time) (on some days, these will start early or finish later based on competition schedule), plus a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic News Channel, which includes summaries of the latest results, general reports on different events, and interviews with athletes.
The IOC channel will also continue to feature historic content from past Olympic Games. In total, the IOC`s YouTube channel will offer over 2,200 hours of sporting event coverage from London 2012, including all the medals finals.
Fans will also be able to catch highlights and full events ? all organized by the day, medal event, or the sport.
The live-streaming on the IOC`s YouTube channel will provide exclusive digital access to the London 2012 Olympic Games in territories where digital broadcast rights have not already been acquired by the IOC`s broadcast partners.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam are the territories, apart from 44 Sub-Saharan African territories on a non-exclusive basis.
The IOC`s live streaming on its YouTube channel will consist of 11 different simultaneous high-definition broadcasts, all with English language commentary, the release added.