The BBC Will Pump Out All 24 HD Olympic Streams to Cable and Satellite

By Sam Gibbs on at

The BBC’s just announced that it’s going to be making all 24 of its gloriously HD streams of the Olympic events available to both satellite and cable providers. Hopefully this should mean you’ll be able to watch any event you like in HD on your goggle box.

Previously Auntie had said that it was going to provide all 24 of its video feeds from every venue and event online, which combined with BBC One and Three would cover every Olympic angle you could possibly want. The BBC’s London 2012 director, Roger Mosey, said: “as the London 2012 Olympic Games will be the first truly ‘Digital Games’, we wanted to offer an unprecedented amount of live sporting action to the widest possible audience through these 24 live streams, giving vastly more choice than ever before.” In total there’ll be about 2,500 hours of live sports coverage available from the Beeb for the sports mad – I’m not sure anyone will be able to watch all that regardless of how dedicated they are.

We’ll have to wait and see how we’ll get all these HD feeds, Sky's the only one so far to commit to all 24 free streams in both SD and HD, but it should mean that no matter where you are you’ll be able to watch the events you want; work permitting of course.

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