Web & Social
Online streaming coverage of this year's Olympics in London is set to be a major part of the event''s coverage — NBC alone is planning to broadcast some 3,500 hours of content over YouTube, and the BBC is also planning to continually broadcast coverage over 24 different channels. Now, the International Olympic Committee has announced plans to 2,200 hours of the Olympics on YouTube, focused on providing free coverage to 64 countries in Asia and Africa. The IOC is focused on providing coverage to countries where digital broadcasting rights have yet to be sold. Overall, the feed will consist of 10 live channels from 9am till 11pm (London time) plus a 24-hour broadcast of the Olympic news channel. It's starting to feel like no matter what part of the world your'e in, the Olympics will be viewable online.