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BBC Sport launches on Virgin Media TiVo and connected Smart TVs

BBC Sport, a new on-demand app, kicks off on Virgin Media TiVo boxes and connected Smart TVs today. BBC Sport is a new service accessible via BBC Red Button and will put you in the driving seat of live sporting action – literally.

Focussing on Formula 1 coverage from launch, you’ll be able to switch to live on board cameras to get first person views or switch to a live driver tracker, showing you where each car in on the track and where pile-ups are likely to happen.

BBC Sport will also include live coverage of Euro 2012 games, Wimbledon and the London 2012 Olympics (natch) across the UK.

Phil Fearnley, General Manager for News and Knowledge in the BBC’s Future Media division, said: “We are very excited to be launching our new BBC Sport app and Red Button service for connected TVs. Today’s launch will ensure we bring our next-generation TV experience to sports fans across the UK, integrating TV and online content seamlessly at the click of a button.

“With predictions there’ll be almost 36 million connected TVs installed in UK homes by the end of 2016, the new BBC sport app is a great new way for these audiences to access the best of BBC’s content.”

BBC News and BBC Sports apps come to Virgin Media TiVo

Virgin Media subscribers with a TiVo set top box will also be able to access the new BBC News app today.

This brings news clips from the BBC News website to the living room and is essentially a ‘news on demand’ version of the 24-hour BBC News TV channel. Think Would You Like To Know More? from Starship Troopers meets public service broadcasting.

In addition to this, the BBC is streaming 48 channels of London 2012 Olympic Games coverage across dedicated Freeview channels, BBC iPlayer with Sky and Freesat picking up the HD streams as well.

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