The BBC are ensuring the Olympic games are covered from all angles this summer. With social media assuming a digital hand you won’t miss a second of the action as Gary Lineker commentates with the help of 600,000 followers extending their thoughts on Twitter… without the public run in’s with Joey Barton and co…
Fellow broadcaster Clare Balding has also been running with the Twitter torch; ‘it builds excitement and interest, Twitter also gives us a clearer picture of how people are interacting’. These new gadgets and gizmos will add to the heavily invested free to air coverage already in place. 3D and high definition will creep in throughout the games, making us feel like we’re practically there.
The BBC dares you to miss a second as they prepare to broadcast 2,500 hours to the world across BBC One, BBC Three, BBC One HD and BBC HD, as well as 24 online streams including video playback. So, to be honest, we won’t get very far away from the spectacle. The BBC is also adding a new station; Radio 5 Live Olympics dedicated to capturing the shenanigans.
Huw Edwards will open and close the Olympian ceremonies on BBC One. Bill Turnbull, Hazel Irvine, Sian Williams and Chris Hollins will join us for breakfast, followed by Mishal Husain then Balding for the swimming, Jonathan Edwards following the athletics and John Inverdale narrating for the rowing. Leading to Sue Barker and Gabby Logan directing us through to the evening games.
‘As the nation’s broadcaster we are committed to ensuring that viewers get the most from their Olympic experience and our comprehensive coverage will deliver on that promise’ – BBC Director Roger Mosey lays it down.
And of course, all you Apple and Android users can access the live streams and spotlight clips of the day’s boss action. Happy Olympics 🙂