The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has just announced it will broadcast live coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games to 64 countries and territories across Asia and Africa, including Vietnam, on its YouTube channel, accessible at http://youtube.com/olympic , according to the official website of the Olympic Movement.
The Olympic website elaborates that sports fans in these areas will be able to enjoy live broacasting of the events as well as highlight clips at the address, all free of charge, during the Games to take place from July 27 to August 12 in England’s capital.
Viewers can watch the streams there from their Internet-enabled devices, including smart/mobile phones, and other YouTube-enabled gadgets, the website adds.
The IOC’s broadcast partners have not acquired digital broadcast rights in these countries and territories, it notes.
The channel will offer over 2,200 hours of sporting event coverage from London 2012, including all the medal finals.
The live streaming will comprise 11 different simultaneous high-definition broadcasts, all with English language commentary, 10 of which run 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (London time) with exceptions on some days when competition schedules may differ.
The streaming will also feature a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic News Channel, which includes summaries of the latest results, general reports on different events, and interviews with athletes.