BBC Adds Olympic Coverage

Temporary digital radio station to go on-air
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Temporary digital radio station to go on-air

In the effort to cover next year’s Olympic Games in London, yet not abandon most of its other programming, the BBC will be making some changes and additions to its TV and radio lineups.

For TV, the part-time evening outlet BBC Three will become a full-time sports station for the duration of the games.

Radio, however, will get a whole new, albeit temporary, digital (DAB) radio station, “Five Live Olympics Extra.” The content is expected to be available online as well.

The exact format of programs, schedule and personnel are still being worked out. Public input is encouraged. Five Live Olympics Extra is expected to have a three-week or so life.

Additional Olympics coverage on radio will include Five Live and 5 Live Sports Extra.

The 2012 Olympic Games run from July 27–Aug. 12.