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BBC unveils biggest ever coverage of Commonwealth Games

1000s of hours of coverage coming soon. Picture: BBC
UPDATED | The BBC has unveiled what will be its most comprehensive coverage of the Commonwealth Games to date.

There will be 300 hours of network TV coverage, 200 hours of radio coverage and more than 1300 hours of live action via up to 17 digital streams on the BBC Connected Red Button from the event being held in Glasgow between the 23rd July and 3rd August 2014.

BBC Three's broadcast hours will be extended to provide coverage throughout the day, starting at 9am, complementing BBC One's coverage, which will start at 6am with Breakfast live from their studio on the banks of the Clyde, and run until just after 11:40pm.

The BBC Red Button will be expanded to provide seven streams of live coverage on satellite and cable services, including one HD stream.

On Freeview, the BBC will operate two red button streams (an update to the BBC Media Pack has since removed reference to five streams); the availability of these streams will depend on how much of the Freeview service viewers can receive and whether they have a Freeview HD-certified receiver.

Update: On the 18th June 2014, the BBC confirmed further details regarding the expanded BBC Red Button service for summer 2014. You can see the finalised plans here  

Connected Red Button and BBC Sport App
Smart Freeview HD TVs with the BBC Connected Red Button service, along with Virgin's TiVo service will be able to access up to 17 HD streams of coverage via broadband internet, depending on viewer's broadband speeds. Reports suggest the Connected Red Button service will also be made available on YouView boxes by the time of the Games. Viewers with Freesat Freetime will be able to access the streams via the BBC Sport App, repeating the procedure used during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Glasgow 2014 – 23rd July – 3rd August

BBC One and BBC One HD
BBC Three and BBC Three HD
BBC Red Button
BBC Connected Red Button
Live from Glasgow

Up to seven streams of live coverage on cable and satellite, including one Red Button HD stream

On Freeview, up to five streams of live coverage, according to the initial media pack*
17 HD streams of live coverage
Live coverage with Mishal Hussain
Live coverage with either Dougie Vipond, Lee Mackenzie or Manish Bhasin
Live coverage with Jason Mohammad
Live coverage with Hazel Irvine
Live coverage with Gary Lineker
Live coverage with Dan Walker
Today at the Games with Clare Balding and Mark Chapman

* This piece of information was removed from a later revision of the media pack. Updates with the latest information will appear on this page as and when they are made available.

See also: 

Commonwealth Games: Where to watch on TV
Where to find coverage on Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Virgin and YouView


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