Olympics Coverage on BBC1 & BBC2
With the London 2012 Olympics being the second biggest event of this year, after the Queen’s Jubilee of course, we look forward to seeing some of the best coverage that the BBC has to offer. Although, in this digital age, we have a free Olympics mobile app, HD streaming on the BBC website for laptops and PCs, but for everyone else the 2,500 hours of coverage on BBC1 and BBC2 will be more than enough to get your Olympics fix. As usual too those of you using Identity Cloaker will be able to watch the full UK coverage no matter where you are, including in glorious HD!
Despite the social media shift with comments on Twitter, Facebook and by using the Red Button for interactive use, the London Olympics is set to be the biggest and most memorable TV programme for years. As the nation pulls together to cheer on our athletes we will see coverage from every angle, replays, slow-motion action and view the athletes in a way we’ve never seen before on UK soil. With 17 days of the competition being shown live and replayed as well it does seem that if you miss any of it, they’ll always be a chance to catch up. This is perfect for those that are working through the day or at odd times and miss their favourite event.
If you’re travelling around the UK you can also use the radio to listen to the races and events as they happen and catch up on the night when they are shown on BBC1 or BBC2 at primetime. It’s been four years since the last Olympics in China, which was a fantastic occasion and the London event planners have their work cut out to better the opening ceremony but the organisers do insist that London will be different to Beijing 2008 but equally as impressive for both the fans and the athletes themselves. BBC’s Sports Head of Major Events, Dave Gordon, said that audiences will be wowed and be served with content both online and on TV like never before.
Even non-cable or satellite users have more access to more content than ever before. The BBC insists that digital TV users are just as likely to be fulfilled with the London 2012 Olympics as online, radio and satellite TV viewers. Roger Mosey BBC London 2012’s Director is delighted with the way the BBC has been given license to show TV coverage to more than one billion people around the world. There will be two short films created for the opening ceremony which will be shown before the opening date, the first of which is called the Isles of Wonder and the second is yet to be named.
The Opening Ceremony will show the first of the two films on the 27th July 2012 and thanks to the HD live camera feeds will show the actual ceremony straight after as a build-up to the main event. It’s set to really invigorate tourism to the UK, not that it was particularly low, but to really drive forward and put an end to the economic crises of recent years.
After the Olympic Torch has made its 7 week journey around the UK, visiting each major city and town, it finally comes to an end in London where it will light the flame to start the Games. This then starts the Games that will run for almost three weeks after the main Opening Ceremony.
Watch It Outside The UK
If you don’t normally care about watching UK TV abroad then you can always get the 1 month access to Identity Cloaker, this will give you all the time you need to enjoy the BBC Olympic coverage abroad. Subscriptions do NOT auto renew, so unless you want to continue you will never ever be billed again. It really is the easiest way to watch the best Olympics TV abroad.