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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.

AN­DREW FEN­TON

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