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BBC adds new features to online World Cup coverage

BBC World Cup onlineThe BBC has added new features to its online coverage of the football World Cup, partly on the expectation that most people will be using tablets and mobile devices either as a second screen or to watch matches in full.

The BBC has introduced a World Cup Sportsday live page, refreshed each day, along with live pages for every match that includes access to live video for games to which the BBC has rights and BBC Radio 5 Live commentary for each game.

The BBC is also making available alternative commentaries and player cams for BBC games, and there will be comments from experts and social media on all pages.

The BBC is also making all live streams available via the BBC Sport app on connected TVs.

The broadcaster has introduced a ‘head-to-head score module’ on each page, as well as modules for live sores and group tables, which will be available for the first time on mobile devices.

All video on World Cup Live pages will be available in HD and viewers will be able to rewind to the start of matches thanks to the new standard media player. Viewers will also be able to jump to the start of pre-defined segment like the beginning of the second half or the moment a goal is scored on iPads and Android devices for the first time.

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