IOC to live stream London Olympics for Ghanaian fans on YouTube
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today June 6, 2012 announced that it will live stream the London 2012 Olympic Games in 64 countries including Ghana on its official channel on YouTube.
During the Olympics Games which starts July 27 and ends August 12, the IOC said sports fans in these 64 territories across Asia and Africa will be able to enjoy live coverage of the events as well as highlight clips on this “digital platform — free-of-charge”.
In a statement, the body said viewers from these territories will be able to watch the streams on the IOC’s YouTube channel with accessible online or on Internet-enabled devices like smart/mobile phones and other YouTube-enabled devices.
Apart from Ghana, some other countries to have access to the channel are Angola, Benin, Botswana, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran and many others.
Timo Lumme, Managing Director, IOC Television and Marketing, said “We are delighted to be able to offer live online coverage of London 2012 to sports fans free of charge across these 64 markets.”
The IOC first provided only clips on its YouTube channel during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games across the region but now, Mr Lumme said “we will also be able to offer live coverage during London 2012, complementing the excellent coverage provided by our broadcast partners across the world across all media platforms.”
By Ekow Quandzie