BBC Launches Facebook Timeline App In Run-Up To 2012 Summer Olympic Games In London

BBC is gearing up for its home country to host the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London with the launch of a timeline application, currently available only in the U.K., which will feature live-streaming of events.

TechCrunch was the first to report on the app, which is currently in beta form and streaming tennis from the Wimbledon Championships.

According to TechCrunch, the BBC app will allow users to watch events, comment on them in real-time, participate in live chats, and read comments from other users. Feeds can be shared by liking them.

BBC News & Knowledge General Manager Phil Fearnley said:

It’s a core part of the BBC’s mission to bring our quality content to audiences wherever they are, so I’m very excited to be able to offer sport fans on Facebook a really distinctive live streaming experience.

Readers: Would you like to see more live sporting events streamed via Facebook?

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Content Marketing 101

Content Marketing 101Almost 60% of businesses use some form of content marketing. Starting December 8, get hands-on content marketing training in our online boot camp! Through an interactive series of webcasts, content and marketing experts will teach you how to create, distribute, and measure the success of your brand's content. Sign-up before November 10 to get $50 OFF with early bird pricing. Register now!