IOC to live stream the Olympics on YouTube in Asia, Africa

08-Jun-2012 Intellasia | AFP | 7:01 AM Print This Post

On June 6 the International Olympic Committee announced that it will live stream the Games via a dedicated YouTube channel.

For the duration of the Olympic Games (July 27- August 12), sports fans in 64 territories across Asia and Africa will be able to watch the 2012 London Olympics, for free, live on the IOC’s official channel –

This live streaming service will be available in 64 territories where digital broadcast rights have not yet been acquired by IOC partners. The live streaming service will consist of 11 different simultaneous broadcasts with English language commentary that will run from 9am to 11pm (GMT+1).


Among the territories covered by the service are:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.

Also included are the following 42 Sub-Saharan African territories on a non-exclusive basis:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


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