This Summer is shaping up to be one of the most exciting prospects as far as sporting events are concerned. Euro 2012 will be taking place in Poland and Ukraine of course, but for everyone else there’s the little matter of the London 2012 Olympics.
After taking an eternity to come around it seems, we’ll finally be able to enjoy the Olympics in July and thanks to a new deal struck by the BBC and Sony, you’ll be able to watch hours of footage from all the different events from the comfort of your PS3 console.
As detailed on the official PS Blog, the deal doesn’t just cover the Olympics either. It turns out that you’ll be able to watch Forumla One as well as Wimbledon on your PS3 as well. The footage will be available in the form of the BBC Sports App and it’s going to be a free download this Summer.
There’s no mention of Euro 2012 in the statement though, so we’re guessing you won’t be able to watch live football matches direct from the app sadly. There also doesn’t appear to be any confirmation that the BBC will be providing live footage either. 2500 hours of London Olympics footage is some of the official wording, so it may just end up being a highlights package, which is still pretty decent for free.
We imagine this is exclusive to UK PS3 users for licensing reasons, but you can bet that US PS3 users and other consumers migrating would love to be able to view this as well. Hopefully the BBC will release more details on the Sports App soon, but it looks very promising. Let us know your thoughts on this, and if you would be willing to watch the Olympics and Wimbledon direct from your PS3.
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