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BBC sets the bar high with new interactive video player for Olympics

VIDEO: UK broadcaster the BBC has unveiled the new interactive video player it has developed for live coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games which start in July.

The new player is intended to enable broadband-enabled UK viewers to watch any event taking place during the games, jump back in time within the player to watch a previous event, and move back to live coverage.

It also offers HD coverage of the action in the full-screen player, and features an array of add-ons, including an extras button for additional information, alerts to key moments from around the games, and an “athletes panel” which delivers in-depth information on the competitors.

Former England international footballer and ‘Match of the Day’ host Gary Lineker has been recruited to introduce the new player.

Over to you Gary…

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