Foxtel launches Olympics TV Guide

Foxtel has released its television guide for the upcoming London Olympics at www.foxtel.com.au/london2011.

The Pay TV provider is boasting the biggest broadcast of an Olympics in Australian history from July 25, encompassing all 26 sports, culminating in 3,200 hours of sport including around 1,100 hours Live.

Foxtel will host eight dedicated channels 24 hours a day in both High Definition and Standard Definition, including every Gold Medal event.

Events live and in full are: Swimming, Equestrian, Canoe Slalom and Sprint, Diving, Rowing, Gymnastics, Athletics – Track, Triathlon, Weightlifting and Cycling. Men’s and Women’s Road Race will be live and uninterrupted. Every Australian men’s and women’s preliminary basketball match will be live and in full and 56 Hockey matches will be shown in full.

From July 21, the online TV Guide allows viewers to filter by channel, day, sport and gold medal event. Residential Sports subscribers with iQ or iQHD will be able to remote record events using the online Guide.

Foxtel’s broadcast commences on Wednesday, July 25 at 7.00pm (AEST) with a welcome show, and will be followed by live coverage of the Football preliminaries later that night.

ARCHERY All semi-finals and medal matches live and in full – 7.5 hours Live coverage
ATHLETICS
Track Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 42.5 hours Live coverage
Field All finals shown live and in full – 53.5 hours Live coverage
Marathon/Walks Every race shown live and uninterrupted – 14 hours Live coverage
BADMINTON All medal games shown live and in full – 43 hours Live coverage
BASKETBALL 58 games shown in full – 108 hours Live coverage
All Australian men’s and women’s preliminary games shown live and in full
All US men’s “Dream Team” preliminary games shown in full (3 of 5 live)
BEACH VOLLEYBALL 60 games shown in full – 28.5 hours Live coverage
BOXING 42.5 hours Live coverage
CANOE SLALOM Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 16 hours Live coverage
CANOE SPRINT Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 13.5 hours Live coverage
CYCLING Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 47.5 hours Live coverage Men’s and women’s road race shown live and uninterrupted
Men’s and women’s individual time trials shown live and uninterrupted
DIVING Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 32 hours Live coverage
EQUESTRIAN Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 56 hours Live coverage
FENCING All medal events shown live and in full – 23 hours Live coverage
FOOTBALL 41 games shown in full – 64 hours Live coverage
GYMNASTICS Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 49 hours Live coverage
HANDBALL 36 games shown in full – 23 hours Live coverage
HOCKEY 56 matches shown in full – 72.5 hours Live coverage
All Australian men’s and women’s preliminary matches shown in full
JUDO All medal bouts shown live and in full – 10.5 hours Live coverage
MODERN 5.5 hours Live coverage
PENTATHLON
ROWING Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 28 hours Live coverage
SAILING All medal races shown live and in full – 16 hours Live coverage
SHOOTING All finals shown live and in full – 14.5 hours Live coverage
SWIMMING Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 40 hours Live coverage
SYNCHRONISED Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 8.5 hours Live coverage
SWIMMING
TABLE TENNIS 39.5 hours Live coverage
TAEKWONDO All medal bouts shown live and in full – 12 hours Live coverage
TENNIS 31 hours Live coverage
TRIATHLON Every minute of competition shown live and uninterrupted – 5.5 hours Live coverage
VOLLEYBALL 41 matches shown in full – 27.5 hours Live coverage
All Australian men’s preliminary matches shown in full
WATER POLO 51 games shown in full – 44 hours of Live coverage
All Australian men’s and women’s preliminary games shown in full
WEIGHTLIFTING Every minute of competition shown live and in full – 57.5 hours Live coverage
WRESTLING All medal sessions shown live and in full – 21.5 hours Live coverage

This breakdown does not include the number of first run or replay hours for each discipline. For full sport broadcast details go to www.foxtel.com.au/london2012

Hours of coverage have been rounded up or down to the closest half hour.
Foxtel’s schedule is based on version 3.3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games Competition Schedule, which is subject to change from the Organising Committee. Inclement weather, equipment failure and the unpredictable nature of live sport during Games time may also result in changes to the schedule.

2 Comments:

  1. This is actually one of the great things about having PayTV. I won’t have to put up with Nine at all except for the opening and closing ceremonies so really happy with this. I can’t wait and bring on the Olympics.

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