BBC Sport gives more details on plan to broadcast 1,000 extra hours of live sport a year

BBC Sport gives more details on plan to broadcast 1,000 extra hours of live sport a year

BBC Sport gives more details on plan to broadcast 1,000 extra hours of live sport a year
Garbine Muguruza

The BBC has announced further details of its plan to stream 1,000 extra hours of live sport a year.

More than 26 additional sports and sporting events – including Women’s Super League football, British Basketball League, wheelchair rugby and the early rounds of the FA Cup – have already been streamed via BBC Sport online and the iPlayer.

Tuesday’s announcement includes a collaboration with UK Sport, which will enable more major Olympic and Paralympic sporting events to be live streamed to the public.

All of the BBC’s sports coverage is available to stream through connected devices, TV, tablet and mobile.

The BBC Sport connected TV app will be relaunched later this year.

BBC director general Tony Hall said: “We’re giving people more of what they love by working in partnership with the sports industry and making the most of digital technology.

“This shows how we’re reinventing the BBC for a new generation.”

Viewers will be able to personalise the service, which the BBC says will “deliver more sport to more people”.

Barbara Slater, head of BBC Sport, said: “We’ve seen the nation get behind by a whole host of sports in recent years, especially at major events.

“We want to use BBC Sport’s live streaming service to showcase more of those moments that inspire people to take part.”

Source: BBC

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