YouTube to Livestream Olympics

Events will be viewable in Africa and Asia

Olympic Rings

Olympic Rings     Photo: Patrick Hoesly/Flickr

Live coverage of the London Games will be streamed on YouTube in 64 territories free of charge, the International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday. The coverage will include 2,200 hours of livestreaming as well as historic footage from past Games. The digital feeds will be available in 64 Asian and African territories where digital broadcast rights have not already been acquired. The IOC shared clips of the Beijing Games on its YouTube channel in 2008. "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 YouTube's head of sport content partnerships.

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