London 2012 live on YouTube, including in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, June 6 — The London 2012 Olympic Games will be available over YouTube from 10 livestreams in Malaysia and another 63 territories worldwide, offering some 2,200 hours of high-definition (HD) television coverage free of charge, Google Malaysia said today.
The live coverage is available at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) channel on YouTube (http://youtube.com/olympic).
“Viewers from these territories will be able to watch the streams on the IOC’s YouTube channel, accessible online or via Internet-enabled devices like smart devices/mobile phones and other YouTube-enabled devices,” Google Malaysia said in a statement. YouTube is part of Google.
The statement said the IOC’s live streaming on its YouTube channel will consist of 11 different simultaneous high-definition broadcasts, all with English language commentary.
“There will be 10 live feeds from London 2012, running 9am to 11pm (London time) (on some days, these will start early or finish later depending on competition schedule), plus a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic News Channel, which includes summaries of the latest results, general reports on different events, and interviews with athletes,” it said.
Google Malaysia also said fans will also have access to highlights and full events — all organised by the day, medal event, or the sport. The IOC channel will also feature historic content from past Olympic Games.
“From baseball to cricket to martial arts, YouTube has become a global hub for live sports. There is no sporting event, however, more exciting or iconic than the Summer Olympics, and we are thrilled to work with the IOC to bring live coverage of these truly international Games to even more people around the world.
“The IOC is making the most of our platform by offering fans 11 different livestreams on their channel, which can be viewed on desktops, mobile phones, and Internet-connected devices. We hope sports fans enjoy finding the exact event they want to see as well as checking daily highlights whenever they want to see them,” said Claude Ruibal, YouTube Head of Sport Content Partnerships.
The live-streaming on the IOC’s YouTube channel will provide exclusive digital access to the London 2012 Olympic Games in territories where digital broadcast rights have not been acquired by the IOC’s broadcast partners such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.