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BBC output and staffing for the Olympics

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Roger Mosey | 15:30 UK time, Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Probably the biggest single theme in this blog has been the record amount of content we'll be offering from the London Olympic Games - a total of around 2,500 hours of live sport - supplemented by tv, radio and online coverage around the clock of the largest sporting event ever held in the UK.

Pulling it all together, the highlights are:

- 33 hours a day of live television across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three.

- At peak, 24 live HD channels meaning you can watch every venue from first thing in the morning to last thing at night

- Comprehensive coverage on 5 Live, supplemented by a new temporary digital radio station - 5 Live Olympics Extra

- First ever 3D broadcast coverage of the Olympics to include the ceremonies and the 100m final live on the BBC

- Super Hi Vision test transmissions in Glasgow, Bradford and London - also a world first

- More online and mobile services than ever before

- News presentation, including 24-hour-a-day news on all platforms at home and abroad

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More choices announced for BBC Olympic viewers

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Roger Mosey | 13:10 UK time, Wednesday, 18 April 2012

So '100 Days To Go' was marked with a soggy media event in London's Kew Gardens.

In England we know we're in the middle of a drought, while to the world's journalists it confirmed it always rains in London.

Here at the BBC we're marking the day with our special preview programme tonight but also with more announcements about ways you'll be able to view our content during Games time.

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Olympic hopefuls in special programme for 100 Days to Go

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Roger Mosey | 08:35 UK time, Tuesday, 17 April 2012

We know that audiences aren't particularly bothered about Olympic countdown moments like "One Year To Go" or "100 Days To Go": the research tells us people are keener on news stories and the sport build-up events.

And I confess I'm personally not that keen on preview programmes, because at worst they can be a load of hot air that tells us little that's fresh.

All of which is a rather unpromising opening to a piece recommending that you watch a special programme about the London Olympics being transmitted this Wednesday - when it's 100 Days To Go.

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TV to stream 24 channels for digital Olympics

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Roger Mosey | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Since the start of our planning for London 2012, we've had two big thoughts about the way most people will enjoy our content.

The first is that these will be the Games where HD (High Definition) is mainstream, and if you're like my family and friends, then for events like the 100m final you'd probably want to be sprawled on the sofa in front of a TV set to watch every detail on your own large screen.

That's what our flagship channels BBC One and BBC Three will deliver across a range of events - taking you to the action when it matters and catching the medal-winning performances.

The second is that these are the first truly digital Olympics where we'll offer more choice than ever before, and the pledge we made is that you'll be able to watch sport from every venue from first thing in the morning to last thing at night.

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