Original URL: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/03/sky_joins_bbc_for_olympics_coverage/

Sky joins BBC for Olympics coverage

24 sports channels inbound

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Personal Tech, 3rd April 2012 10:12 GMT

Sky is celebrating the London Olympics through two dozen new BBC channels, dedicated to live coverage of the event.

Up to 24 HD and SD channels will run simultaneously during peak times, covering every sport during the games, the satellite broadcaster said today.

These will be available through the Sky EPG, meaning those with Sky+ boxes will be able to record content to watch at their own convenience too.

The channels will broadcast at no additional cost in 1080i widescreen as well as SD from 24 July 2012. Comprehensive coverage will still be available through the BBC by hitting the red button. ®