FreeSat and Sky Jump On the BBC's 24-Channel Olympics Plan

By Sam Gibbs on at

Earlier today we heard the BBC was planning to pump out all 24 of its Olympic event TV streams in glorious HD to both satellite and cable providers. Now the satellite crew has come on-board, with both FreeSat and Sky giving it to you for free.

Sky’s going to be filling your screens with all 24 BBC Olympic streams in both HD and SD (what you don’t have an HD TV yet?). It’ll be free to anyone with Sky and will kick off from the 24th of July with full EPG integration so you can record it with Sky+.

For those like me, who aren’t with Sky but are still satellite lovers, FreeSat’s also on-board with the BBC’s plan. You’ll get access to all 24 HD channels, which will also be available in SD too, plus access to the BBC’s live streams through the BBC red button service. Considering FreeSat is a joint venture between the BBC and ITV this shouldn’t come as a shock, but it’s great to hear for those living the free satellite life.

Hopefully Virgin will get on-board with the BBC’s Olympic channels soon too. Then we’ll have every delivery method covered no matter how you get your TV. Now all you need to do is get out of work, but that might be the hardest part of the whole thing.