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IOC to offer YouTube coverage in 64 countries

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 12:25pm
The Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC will provide live coverage of the London Olympics to 64 countries in Asia and Africa on YouTube.

The International Olympic Committee says it will live stream 2,200 hours of coverage on its YouTube channel.

The free coverage will include live sports events and highlights and can be accessed online or on smartphones and devices.

The coverage is aimed at countries where digital broadcast rights have not been sold by the IOC.

The countries include Afghanistan, Pakistan, Thailand and Singapore in Asia, and Angola, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Zambia in Africa.

The live stream will consist of English language commentary. It will include 10 live feeds from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. London time and a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic News Channel.

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YouTube is owned by Google Inc.

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