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IOC to offer YouTube coverage of Olympics in 64 countries

By 17/06/2012February 9th, 2014No Comments

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on 6 June 2012 that it will live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games to 64 countries, including Singapore on the IOC’s channel on YouTube.

During the Olympics Games (27 July to 12 August), sports fans in these 64 countries will be able to enjoy live coverage of the events as well as highlight clips on this digital platform — free-of-charge. Viewers from these territories will be able to watch the streams on the IOC’s YouTube channel, accessible online or on Internet-enabled devices like smart/mobile phones and other YouTube-enabled devices.

The coverage is aimed at countries where digital broadcast rights have not been sold by the IOC. The countries include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand and Singapore in Asia, and Angola, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Zambia in Africa.

The live stream will consist of English language commentary. It will include 10 live feeds from 9am to 11pm London time and a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic News Channel.