MUMBAI: Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium has announced
its commitment to delivering Canadians the best Summer Games
experience ever. The Consortium is bringing viewers more than
5,500 hours of coverage - the equivalent of more than 229
days of content or close to two thirds of a year - during
the 17 days of London Olympic 2012, more than any other Games.
Consortium's plan includes 2,000+ hours of television coverage
in 11 different languages and 3,500+ hours of digital coverage.
the Consortium has confirmed the schedules for its conventional
and dedicated sport channels which range between 15 - 22 hours
of coverage per day. This plan ensures Canadians have as many
options as possible to watch their favourite events.
Television: In total, more than 2,000 hours will be broadcast
on Consortium television stations:
English coverage on CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, and OLN - 1,114 hours
French coverage on RDS and V - 704 hours
Multi-lingual coverage on OMNI.1, OMNI.2, and ATN - 223 hours
Languages include Bangla, Cantonese, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin,
Portuguese, Punjabi, Tamil, and Urdu
More than 3,500 hours of coverage will be available online
and on mobile devices at CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca:
Live streaming of coverage from CTV, RDS, TSN, Sportsnet,
and V - 1,431 hours
Live streaming of events from various Olympic venues - 2,100
Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium president Adam Ashton said,
"We are committed to bringing Canadians a robust Olympic
Games experience, whether on television or digital platforms.
With 26 sports, plus a sizeable time difference and so many
people on the go during the Summer, it is important to provide
Canadians with a choice on how, when, and where they want
to consume London 2012 content."
addition, 10 Rogers Radio stations will provide listeners
with Olympic Games coverage, including the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies, a daily hour-long highlights show, and updates
three times an hour everyday during the Games.