BBC will show 33 hours of Olympics per day

A total of 765 BBC staff will cover the London Olympics, BBC executive Roger Mosey has revealed. It will include pioneering 3D coverage of the men’s 100 metres final. Staffing levels for the Games are up 55 per cent compared to Beijing four years ago.

Mosey, BBC director of London 2012, said there would be 33 hours of live television every day across all BBC stations and 24 live HD channels at peak times. It would produce more than 2,500 hours of live sport, news and analysis through TV, radio and online coverage.

On his blog, Mosey said: “Throughout, audiences will expect us to report on security, travel and organisational issues alongside the live sport on a significantly different scale to Athens or Beijing.”

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