London 2012: How to watch the Olympics on BBC TV

BBC TV will provide the most comprehensive coverage of an Olympic games in broadcasting history, with up to 2,500 hours of live coverage.

And BBC Sport can announce that it has added five-time Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe and boxing silver medallist Amir Khan to its team to provide expert insight during the games.

Flagship Olympic channels, BBC One, BBC Two (when BBC One switches to the news), BBC Three, BBC HD and BBC One HD will be dedicated to the event over the 17 days of competition.

In addition, the BBC's Red Button service on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat will offer audiences access to up to 24 live streams covering every session of every sport, everyday. The 2,500 hours broadcast will represent 1,000 hours more than was aired of Beijing 2008.

There will be an additional 24-hour channel of extra BBC Olympics content available via the Red Button for audiences with Freeview and BT Vision.

The BBC Sport app for connected TVs will give audiences access to the BBC's interactive coverage offering all 24 streams, while Virgin Media TiVo users will be able to access this content via the BBC Red Button.

The Opening Ceremony, Closing Ceremony, Men's 100m final and a highlights package at the end of each day will be broadcast in 3D on the BBCHD channel for those with 3D TVs.

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In addition to Thorpe and Khan, other expert analysts include Sir Steve Redgrave, Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis and Tim Henman.

BBC One coverage starts with Breakfast from 06:00 BST with Bill Turnbull, Hazel Irvine, Sian Williams and Chris Hollins.

From 09:00 BST until 11:30 BST, Mishal Husain brings the first of the day's live action with the focus on athletics, rowing and swimming heats. Matt Baker, Clare Balding, Jonathan Edwards, Jake Humphrey and John Inverdale will present from the venues.

Matt Baker, Clare Balding or Hazel Irvine host from 11:30 BST until 13:45 BST, with the attention remaining on athletics, rowing and swimming. Coverage switches to BBC Two from 13:00 BST until 13:45 BST.

From 13:45 BST until 16:00 BST, Clare Balding, Jake Humphrey or Hazel Irvine will be focusing on the conclusion of events such as the cycling road races, tennis finals, equestrian and diving.

Sue Barker is the host from 16:00 BST until 19:00 BST, bringing action from track cycling, gymnastics, tennis and equestrian events. Coverage switches to BBC Two between 18:00 BST and 19:00 BST.

Gary Lineker is in the chair from 19:00 BST until 22:35 BST, taking you through the evening's action such as athletics and swimming finals. Coverage switches to BBC Two between 22:00 BST and 22:35 BST.

The aim overall: that you need never miss a moment, and that we'll help you find anything you want to view live and then again at the time of your choice

Roger Mosey BBC's director of London 2012

From 22:40 BST until midnight, Gabby Logan hosts Olympics Tonight with star guests from the world of sport and beyond, focusing on the stories and personalities that have dominated the day and looking at any sports still in progress.

Coverage ends on BBC One with Olympic Sportsday from 00:15 BST and 01:00 BST, with Dan Walker rounding up the day's action.

On BBC Three between 09:00 BST and 19:00 BST, hosts Manish Bhasin, Rishi Persad or Sonali Shah will complement BBC One with some of the best other action on offer. From 19:00 BST until 23:00 BST, Jake Humphrey presents the best of the live action from the football, hockey, boxing and basketball.

In addition, BBC News will be around the UK to bring all the news and stories surrounding the Games, while other BBC channels, such as BBC World News, will keep viewers around the globe up to date with the latest goings-on.