BBC Worldwide to publish DVD of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Date: 13.08.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.50
Category: BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide announces today that it will publish a DVD set of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The release will be available in the UK to pre-order from 10 August and in-store from 29th October 2012.

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The London 2012 Olympic Games DVD and Blu-ray release will feature over nine hours of footage marking some of the best of the BBC’s Olympic coverage including highlights from Danny Boyle’s hugely-celebrated opening ceremony as well as the closing ceremony from Artistic Director Kim Gavin’s entitled “A Symphony of British Music”.  In addition to the successes from Team GB, it will also feature additional key moments from the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Paul Dempsey, Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Consumer Products said “We are thrilled to be publishing the DVD of the London 2012 Olympic Games which have enthralled the nation.  As the official Olympic Broadcaster, the BBC has achieved record viewing figures for their coverage and we are delighted to be able to offer this DVD which captures sporting history in the making.”

This multi-disc release will be available in the UK on DVD priced £29.99 and Blu-ray priced £34.99.

 

For more information and to request review discs, please contact:

Emma Fox, Head of Communications or

Reetu Kabra, Senior Communications Officer

BBC Worldwide Consumer Products

Tel: 020 7612 3136 / Emma.Fox@bbc.com

Tel: 020 7612 3145 / Reetu.Kabra@bbc.com

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

BBC WORLDWIDE

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures and Magazines, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview

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