(Archive) London 2012 Olympic Coverage


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The London Olympics will bring an unprecedented level of coverage across all digital platforms. This is your quick guide on where to catch the extra Olympic coverage, plus tuning information.

Television:

Analogue TV (Tyne Tees/Ulster)
  • BBC One*

Freeview
  • Standard Definition: BBC One*, BBC Three (channel 7), BBC Red Button 301 [multiplex BBC-A, Mux 1 in Tyne Tees/Ulster]; BBC Red Button 302 (7pm-5:30am) [multiplex BBC-A post-switchover, Mux B in Tyne Tees/Ulster];
  • High Definition: BBC One HD (50), BBC HD (54) (simulcast of BBC Three), 301 HD (on channel 304, a simulcast of Red Button 301) [BBC-B/PSB-3 post-switchover, HD Advance Network Mux in Tyneside]
  • Audio: BBC Radio 5 live [channel 705, BBC-A post-switchover, Mux B pre-switchover]
  • 3D: BBC HD. Highlights, plus coverage of Opening and Closing Ceremony and live coverage of Men's 100m finals.
Freesat
  • Standard Definition: BBC One*, BBC Three (106), BBC Olympics 1-24 (channels 151-174 in SD if Freesat SD user)
  • High Definition: BBC One HD (108), BBC HD (109) (simulcast of BBC Three), BBC Olympics 1-24 (channels 151-174 in HD if Freesat HD user)
  • Audio: BBC Radio 5 live (705)
  • 3D: BBC HD. Highlights, plus coverage of Opening and Closing Ceremony and live coverage of Men's 100m finals.
Sky 
  • Standard Definition: BBC One*, BBC Three (115), BBC Olympics 1-24 SD (channels 450-473)
  • Sky HD: BBC One HD (143), BBC HD (169) (simulcast of BBC Three), BBC Olympics 1-24 HD (channels 450-473 HD swaps with SD, and SD versions move to ch 474 onward)
  • Audio: BBC Radio 5 live (0105)
  • 3D: BBC HD. Highlights, plus coverage of Opening and Closing Ceremony and live coverage of Men's 100m finals. 

Satellite: non-Sky or Freesat receivers
24 Olympic streams for manual tuning (24 in SD, 24 in HD)
Astra 28.2 E, except where indicated #, then Eutelsat 28A, 28.5 E
SD streams in DVB-S, S/R 22000
HD streams in DVB-S2, S/R 29500

10876 V: SD: 01, 04, 07, 10, 15, 18, 21, 24
10921 H: SD: 02, 05, 08, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23
11469 H: SD: 03, 06, 09, 12, 13, 16, 19, 22  #
11914 H: HD: 01, 07, 18, 24
12129 V: HD: 02, 08, 17, 23
12305 H: HD: 03, 09, 16, 22
12402 V: HD: 04, 10, 15, 21
12422 H: HD: 05, 11, 14, 20
12441 V: HD: 06, 12, 13, 19 


Virgin Media
  • Standard Definition: BBC One*, BBC Three (106), BBC Olympics 1-24 (channels 574-597)
  • High Definition: BBC One HD (108), BBC HD (187) (simulcast of BBC Three), BBC Olympics 1-24 (channels 550-573)
  • Audio: BBC Radio 5 live (905)
  • 3D: BBC HD. Highlights, plus coverage of Opening and Closing Ceremony and live coverage of Men's 100m finals.


Radio:

  • DAB digital radio: BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Radio 5 live Olympics Extra. VHF Block 12B.
  • Analogue Radio: BBC Radio 5 live: 693 and 909 kHz MW/AM. 990 kHz in West Wales (Tywyn transmitter).
  • Freeview and Freesat channel 705, Sky channel 0105, Virgin Media channel 905.


Online (UK Only):

  • www.bbc.co.uk/sport live streaming of the 24 Olympics channels, plus catch up coverage on www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer
  • Connected TV: via broadband internet through the BBC Sport app on connected / "smart" TV platforms.



* During the news and regional news, Olympics coverage will switch to BBC Two.

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