FOXTEL today announced it will again create television history with the most comprehensive High Definition sporting broadcast ever when the London 2012 Olympic Games commence exactly one year from today.
A breakthrough eight dedicated FOXTEL channels (separate to FOX SPORTS channels) will ensure Australians won’t miss out on watching any sport from the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The FOXTEL London 2012 channels will be available to FOXTEL subscribers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and in High Definition, broadcasting all sports including Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Track, Field, Cycling, Gymnastics, Equestrian, Fencing, Table Tennis, Rowing, Sailing, Volleyball, Football, Hockey, Weightlifting, Archery, Boxing, Tennis, Canoe, Wrestling and Basketball.
FOXTEL Chief Executive, Kim Williams, said: “The landmark broadcast will screen all telecasts in full – all sessions of major sports will be shown live, every Aussie Medal will be shown live, and all sports and matches featuring Australian teams will – for the first time – be broadcast live and in full.
“The broadcast is a hugely ambitious task, and following the success of our coverage of the Delhi Commonwealth Games and the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games, we are thrilled to provide this exciting service for our viewers.”
The London 2012 Olympic Games will be hosted and presented from FOXTEL’s London studios inside Olympic Park and will capture every historic moment from the Games, sending them straight to living rooms back home.
From London, Australian athlete Steve Hooker said: “As an athlete, part of the thrill of competing is knowing your family and friends back home are cheering you on. What FOXTEL will do with the London 2012 Olympic Games means Australians won’t miss a moment, and can watch us every step of the way.”