BBC takes London 2012 Olympics mobile

16 May 2012Last updated at 09:00 GMT
BBC takes London 2012 Olympics mobile
Promises dedicated mobile site and free apps

Worried that your work and social life might stop you from watching every second of the London 2012 Olympics? Worry not, as the BBC is here.

The BBC has announced its Olympics coverage, which takes in just about every media outlet – and that includes mobile coverage. The BBC is creating a dedicated mobile site that will mirror the main desktop site.

That means live coverage, 24 simultaneous live streams, the option to rewind and bookmark coverage, plus live data, statistics and information while you are watching the action. On top of that, the BBC will be creating a free mobile app, which will no doubt adapt all of that coverage for Android and iPhone screens.

'The London 2012 Olympic Games is likely to be the biggest sporting event in the UK in our lifetimes,' said Roger Mosey, BBC director, London 2012.

'The BBC's coverage will ensure that our audiences need never miss a moment. As the nation's broadcaster, we are committed to ensuring that viewers get the most from their Olympic experience and our comprehensive coverage will deliver on that promise.'

'It's serving audiences in a way we've never been able to do before,' said Dave Gordon, BBC Sport's head of major events.

'From even more extensive coverage on TV, radio and online to mobile phones and tablets there will be unlimited content available. The technology is now in place to offer the ultimate choice for our viewers and there will be times when we will have up to 24 screens of sport.'

Source: BBC

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