It may have taken awhile, but the Bell/Rogers Alliance have finally released today their full daily line-up for the 2012 London Olympics, due to begin in two weeks from today.
Viewers can head to CTVOlympics.ca/guide and RDSolympiques.ca/leguide for a fully interactive guide of every event being screened across the two websites and nine networks during the 5,500 hours of coverage over the two weeks. All medal events are highlighted, as will be live events, with direct access to the live online stream.
CTV will feature 22 hours of coverage per day, with a breakdown that looks like this:
4 am to 11:30 am ET: LIVE Olympic Morning
11:30 am to 6 pm ET: LIVE Olympic Daytime
6 pm to 7 pm (local): CTV News
7 pm to 11 pm (local): Olympic Primetime
11 pm to 11:30 pm (local): CTV National News
11:30 pm to Midnight (local): CTV News
Midnight to 4 am ET: Olympic Overnight (Olympic Primetime Encore)
The full press release can be read after the break.
July 11, 2012
Bell Viewers’ Guide Makes Games Surfing Easy as London 2012 Broadcast Schedule is Announced
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Toronto (July 11, 2012) – Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium announced today its broadcast schedule for the London 2012 Olympic Games with the release of the Bell Viewers’ Guide at CTVOlympics.ca/guide andRDSolympiques.ca/leguide. This interactive schedule is the most-up-to-date programming guide available for Canadians during the Games. This allows viewers to watch what they want, when they want, and how they want. Regular updates will be made to ensure viewers do not miss their favourite event or athlete throughout the Consortium’s more than 5,500 hours of television and online coverage.
A comprehensive viewing guide is more important than ever before as London 2012 features 26 sports, 302 medal events, and more than 10,500 athletes. TheBell Viewers’ Guide is a Canadian’s best friend when it comes to sorting through the multitude of Olympic Games viewing options. Users can set their time zone and can access the schedule on the go, as optimized versions of the Guide are available for smartphones and tablets. The Guide includes the schedules for the Consortium TV networks and its two websites – CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDS,RDSolympiques.ca, TSN, Sportsnet, V, OMNI.1, OMNI.2, OLN, and ATN.
When the Consortium’s coverage begins, viewers will prominently see the Live Now module on its websites. This provides a snapshot of current Olympic competition and direct access to events streaming on CTVOlympics.ca or RDS,RDSolympiques.ca. Live Now will also be easy to find as it is a fixture on the main pages of the websites.
“Regardless of the screen Canadians choose, the Bell Viewers’ Guide is an essential part of the London 2012 experience,” said Mark Silver, Head of Digital Media, Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. “With round the clock coverage across our TV networks and digital platforms, we are providing our audience with an intuitive viewing companion for each day of the Games.”
The key features of the Bell Viewers’ Guide include:
• Navigation – viewers can find all of the programming schedules for the Consortium’s channels and websites, sorted by time zone
• Live Event Snapshot – fans can use their mouse to click on an event listing for direct access to video
• Medal Events Highlighted – viewers can easily find Olympic Games medal events as each will be marked with a ‘medal’ icon; events in which Canadians are expected to do well will be marked with a ‘Maple Leaf’ and a ‘medal’ icon
• Up-To-Date Programming Schedules – in order to reflect the most accurate programming schedules, the Bell Viewers’ Guide will update automatically if live event times change
In addition to the classic web version of the Bell Viewers’ Guide, it is also available on smartphones and tablets. For the comprehensive tablet, mobile, or live video experience, visit CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca and download the CTV Olympics London 2012 App in mid-July.
** The Bell Viewers’ Guide schedule is subject to change