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    Posted: 27 Jul 12 at 9:36am
As far as I understand it, the BBC will be broadcasting pretty much every race- via one of BBC Olympics 1-24 for anyone on Sky or Virgin, and the internet for everyone (UK only). It won't always have commentary however.
 
Also, at work, it's pretty hard to surreptiously watch video streams. This is why "live text" commentary has become quite popular with many sports- the Guardian being a leading outlet with generally  entertaining coverage of football, cricket, cycling etc. But I doubt they'll be doing the sailing events. Does anyone know of anyone that will be, be it a website or on on twitter?
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On twitter I am currently following Stephen Park (RYA Olympic Manager) @Sparky_rya

He was recommended ages ago and does post some good updates. I'm not sure how good his tweets will be during the races though. 

I also follow a few competitors, but I gather they will be a bit busy during the race. Good for post race reaction though

I follow a football and rugby team and they have dedicated tweeters - basically just a media grad with an ipad. There must be something similar for the sailing, but I don't know who it is


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I have been looking at the schedules to see what is on Freeview but didnt find anything. Are these 24 BBC channels on sky available to those on freesat?
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Should be on Freesat as well (look for Channels "BBC Olympics 1-24") For those of us on Freeview, it'll be the main programmes on BBC 1 and BBC3 plus two "red button" channels.
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The freesat channels should all be there ready to go. I don't think the program of what is on what of these channels when is anywhere yet.

Note that if you have a Humax freesat PVR  (like I do) you won't be able to record any of these channels Grrrrrrrrrr.
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Originally posted by timeintheboat

The freesat channels should all be there ready to go. I don't think the program of what is on what of these channels when is anywhere yet.
 

You can find it on here; http://tv.sky.com/tv-guide Scroll down to the BBC Olympic channels.
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Originally posted by ellistine

Originally posted by timeintheboat

The freesat channels should all be there ready to go. I don't think the program of what is on what of these channels when is anywhere yet.
 

You can find it on here; http://tv.sky.com/tv-guide Scroll down to the BBC Olympic channels.
 
Thanks for that link, very useful, 12pm Sunday, BBC Olympic Channel 7, Sky Channel 480 it is then.
 
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Originally posted by timeintheboat

Note that if you have a Humax freesat PVR  (like I do) you won't be able to record any of these channels Grrrrrrrrrr.
Hopefully everything from every channel will be available on catch-up; not sure for how long after though?
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Originally posted by GybeFunny

I have been looking at the schedules to see what is on Freeview but didnt find anything. Are these 24 BBC channels on sky available to those on freesat?
 
retune your freesat box/telly and go to the guide, should be 3rd option down called "bbc olympics" or similar, channels 150 onwards.
 
on sky try channels 450 onwards


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or try the LiveExtra email feed with a smart phone from NBC:


probably yank focused.... but if you want basic info???


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