BBC has announced the most coverage for Winter Olympic games as audiences can tap into 650 hours of live action.
The upcoming Winter Olympics from Sochi will capitalise on the BBC’s digital success of the summer games by beefing up the digital coverage for the winter games. Six live HD streams will be available across all platforms, delivering up to 650 hours of live coverage.
Users will be able to take control by using the integrated live-stream switcher and automatic updates on apps will keep fans up to date with the latest news and results from Sochi. Between two and six live streams will be available via red button services, with all six available on the BBC Sport website which will host all content in one area.
“BBC Sport is very proud to be able to offer such extensive coverage from Sochi 2014 – after delivering London 2012 we’re once again at the forefront of bringing the most innovative and accessible multi-platform sports coverage to our audiences. The Winter Olympics is a big part of a fantastic year of sport on the BBC which also includes the World Cup and Commonwealth Games.” – Ron Chakraborty, Lead Executive of Major Events for BBC Sport
Coverage of the games on television will be mainly confined to BBC Two although there will be coverage on some weekdays on BBC One. The opening ceremony coverage on Friday 7th February begins at 3.30pm on BBC Two. It will be introduced by Clare Balding (pictured) with commentary from Hazel Irvine. The days events will be wrapped up each evening with Today at the Games.
Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine and Jonathan Edwards will lead TV coverage of the action from Sochi, daily from 7am to 8pm on BBC Two.