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Eurosport 3D and 24 BBC Red Button services for Olympics

The range of services offering coverage of the London Olympic Games to UK viewers is to include 3D coverage from Eurosport and up to 48 services from the BBC, available across a range of platforms.

Pay TV broadcaster BSkyB is to carry Eurosport’s 3D coverage of the games to Sky Plus HD homes. Eurosport will broadcast more than 100 hours of 3D content over the course of the games, including of around eight hours a day of live coverage alongside four additional hours of the day’s main highlights.

The BBC meanwhile will deliver 24 live HD streams of Olympic coverage, and SD simulcasts, via its red-button service.

Cable and satellite providers will be able to deliver the same 24 streams that will be available via the BBC Sport website via the Red Button service and corresponding EPG channels. Via these new red button services and the standard EPG platform listings, viewers will be able to switch between 24 SD or HD channels. Combined, this coverage will deliver around 2,500 hours of live sport coverage through the various BBC platforms during the Games, according to the BBC.

Services will be made available to PCs, mobile phones, tablets and connected TVs.

BSkyB and Freesat will both air all 48 services, which will be broadcast via the Astra satellite platform at 28.2° East.

Tags: BBC, BSkyB, Eurosport, UK