Olympics Viewing Guide: 3 Ways to Watch the 2012 London Summer Games
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Make the most of your Olympic viewing experience with these helpful resources
At home or on the go, here's how not to miss a moment of the London Summer Games
The Summer Olympics may be one of TV’s biggest events, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be chained to your giant flatscreen. Thanks to live streaming and video on demand, you can catch your favourite events on your own schedule.
Watch on Your Home Screen
More than 2,000 hours of Olympics programming will air on traditional broadcast television, with CTV alone supplying 22 hours daily, from 1 a.m. to 11 p.m.
While CTV will run the highest-profile events, other Games programming can be found on TSN, Sportsnet and OLN, with coverage in other languages on RDS and OMNI. (Of course, you can always tune in to NBC for U.S.-focused coverage.)
Keep in mind that London is eight hours ahead of B.C., so you may need to get up in the wee hours if you’re keen to watch anything live. Or, you can just catch up in the evening when each station airs the day’s highlights.
On the Web
At ctvolympics.ca you can take in more than 3,500 hours of Olympics thrills, live or on demand. Not only can you catch the same footage airing on CTV and other TV stations, but the website will pull from 15 concurrent world feeds at various Olympic venues, allowing you to watch virtually any Games event you like.
So, if you’re bored by gymnastics on the CTV stream, just switch to the live video stream carrying beach volleyball, if that’s more your style. Missed something? Catch up later with on-demand video at ctvolympics.ca or YouTube.com/CTVOlympics
On the Go
Exclusive to Bell Mobility subscribers, live streaming is available on smartphones and tablets, but non-Bell customers can still catch news and results on the go at ctvolympics.ca, which is optimized for mobile viewing. Plus, there’s an app, naturally. The CTV Olympics London 2012 app is free to download on most devices including BlackBerry and Android, and offers video on demand, results, schedules and more. To get the app, go to ctvolympics.ca
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