BBC to digitally show 650 hours of Sochi 2014

The BBC has announced that it will broadcast all events of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, thus providing more than 650 hours on digital platforms to viewers.

BBC Sport will show live action on a maximum of six HD streams for PCs, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs.

This will be in addition to 200 hours on TV and two Red Button streams.

The Winter Olympics will be the first occasion to be covered by the BBC's new digital approach to major events, with the Sport website also hosting a live page where users can watch events and highlights, access news and read statistics.

The page will also publish the best of users' comments alongside expert contributions.

Developed by BBC Future Media throughout the London Olympics and last year's Glastonbury, the digital technology will also be used for the World Cup, Glasgow Commonwealth Games and future news and cultural events.

Ron Chakraborty, lead executive at major events for BBC Sport, said: "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 in Sochi will run from 7 to 23 February.

DTG Staff  |  13.01.2014

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