The free BBC Sports app is available now for Playstation 3 users (as well as connected Sony Bravia TV owners), meaning owners will able to choose from over 22 of the live football matches at the Olympics and not just those being shown on TV, as well as full coverage of the Formula 1, thanks to the BBC having the streaming rights to the sport.
The BBC Sport app will launched just in time to see Andy Murray almost make this year’s Wimbledon a historic affair, and will offer highlights and streaming from various sporting events, and the app will now broadcast footage from Formula One, and the London 2012 Olympics during the summer, with more events to take advantage of the service later in the year.
According to the official information, there will be more than 2,500 hours of content broadcast from the Olympics alone, including 24 simultaneous events and all of the highlights will be broadcast in high definition and can be viewed from a number of different camera angles. Sounds perfect for those British sports fans who didn’t get an opportunity for tickets or for those looking for more information and detail on the events.
The BBC are also launching a Facebook streaming app, which launched as a beta for Wimbledon and which allows users to watch events over the social network, and chat about the action via comment threads under each stream.
For the Olympics (starting on 25 July with the Olympics football tournament ahead of the opening ceremony on the 27th), the app will make offer up to 24 live streams showing every event from the games live, as well as the TV feeds.
The PS3 app is similar to the BBC iPlayer, though with more specific content, and will continue the recent trend of increased access to sporting events and highlights that aren’t usually available with TV coverage.
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