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FOXTEL The most comprehensive television coverage is on Foxtel, which has eight dedicated channels running 24 hours a day in HD and SD, with every Gold Medal event to be shown live and in full. Over the course of the Games, Foxtel will broadcast 3200 hours of sport, with about 1100 of these hours live. Every single minute of the swimming, equestrian, canoe slalom and sprint, diving, rowing, gymnastics, athletics track, triathlon, weightlifting and cycling will be seen live and in full; the men’s and women’s road race will be seen live and uninterrupted; every single Australian men’s and women’s preliminary basketball match will be shown live and in full; and a total of 56 hockey matches will be shown in full. Subscribers with iQ or iQHD can remotely record any event using the online TV guide. And Foxtel has released a tablet app providing remote access to all eight channels and enabling viewers to rewatch anything already broadcast over wi-fi or 3G. NINE On each of the 16 competition days, Nine will deliver 141/ hours of continuous live coverage from 6.30pm until 9am the following morning. Then from 9am to 11am each morning, all the day’s highlights will be shown and later replayed from 4pm-6pm. The 300 hours of coverage will be broadcast on Channel 9 and simulcast in high definition on GEM. Viewers with a 3D-enabled television and aerial in metropolitan areas and on the Gold Coast will be able to watch up to five hours of 3D Olympic Games action daily. The 3D package will follow London Gold at 11am on the allocated 3D channel 95. Viewers will need to rescan their TV tuners to access the channel. It features the opening ceremony and events including the swimming finals, gymnastics, athletics, canoe slalom, synchronised swimming and diving, and concludes each day with a one-hour highlights program. Ken Sutcliffe from Wide World of Sports will host Nine’s London coverage along with Karl Stefanovic, Leila McKinnon, Mark Nicholas and Cameron Williams.