BBC offers sports streaming for phones over 3G
18 Jun 2012
Mobile streaming trialled during Euro 2012
If you can't live without your sport – or just want to keep up with the football – you can now do it with your mobile phone via the BBC.
The broadcaster has been testing live streaming during the opening games of Euro 2012. Successfully it seems, as the Beeb is now offering mobile streams on demand, as well as highlights from past games, all available over Wi-Fi and 3G.
You can access the games using the existing BBC Sport website or the new mobile-optimised sport website. But you'll need the right hardware. So far, that means the iPhone and iPod touch using iOS 5 and above, along with the iPad and Android devices using OS 2.2 and above (which is most Android devices currently in use).
Talking of the new BBC Sport site for mobiles, the new design provides easy access to the latest news, live scores and results plus all the new live and on demand video now available, all of which adapts to your mobile screen size.
Not just Euro 2012 either – the BBC will be offering Wimbledon, F1 (including the British GP from Silverstone), the Open Golf and of course the Olympics, which will include up to 24 live video streams, detailed schedule and results. Once the Olympics is over, there will also be the launch of a dedicated BBC Sport app. More on that later in the year.
Source: BBC Blog