BBC Sport

BBC to stream 1,000 extra hours of live sport per year

The BBC has announced plans to stream 1,000 extra hours of live sport per year via connected devices such as TVs, mobile phones and tablets. The UK public broadcaster said it has already streamed more than 26 additional sports or sports events through BBC Sport online and the iPlayer – including early rounds of the […]

BBC Sport taps Net Insight for scheduling

BBC Sport has tapped Net Insight to provide its ScheduALL linear and non-linear programming schedule platform for BBC Sport. The BBC has turned to the technology provider to replace its current system, with a solution that could capture and manage various data used for program planning management, providing functionality including web-based visualistion of schedules. “Supplying […]

BBC to offer virtual reality coverage of Olympics

The BBC is to offer up to 100 hours of live and on-demand virtual reality coverage of the Rio Olympic Games via its BBC Sport 360 app. Users of the service will need to download the standalone app and purchase a virtual reality viewer. The BBC said it would make 100 hours of VR content […]

BBC launches Sport app on Chromecast

The BBC has updated the BBC Sport app for iOS and Android devices to include support for Google’s HDMI streaming device, Chromecast. The update coincides with the opening of the Commonwealth Games and lets viewers watch live and on demand sport – including up to 17 streams of live action from Glasgow – on TV […]

BBC Sport launches on Roku in the UK

The BBC has launched a BBC Sport app for Roku connected TV devices in the UK, offering sports news, highlights and live action in time for this summer’s football World Cup.  Roku said that the app is available for free to viewers in the UK using current-generation Roku players, including the newly launched Roku Streaming […]

BBC Sport sees record traffic on transfer day

BBC Sport saw record digital traffic across its sites for its football transfer deadline day coverage. According to the BBC, 9.39 million browsers globally and 6.45 million UK browsers accessed BBC Sport online across PCs, tablets, mobiles and connected TVs.  Mobile and tablet access grew strongly in the UK, with combined handheld requests accounting for […]

BBC launches sport app on Kindle Fire

The BBC has launched its BBC Sport mobile app for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices in the UK.  The app is already available on Android and iOS devices, with the Kindle Fire release coinciding with a number of updates across all three supported platforms. The BBC said these updates would make it easier […]

BBC Sport app hits one million downloads

The BBC’s new smartphone sports app has reached one million downloads less than two months after going live. The milestone figure was reached as the BBC said that January was a record month for traffic to its Sport site, excluding the Olympic period last summer. BBC Sport notched up 42 million unique users and more […]