If you’ve been watching the Tokyo Olympics on the BBC, chances are you’re having trouble finding coverage of your favorite sport. Anyone who has seen the Olympic Games in London 2012 and Rio 2016 on the Beeb is used to dozens of digital streams with live broadcasts from almost all disciplines. However, that is not the case with Tokyo 2020 … and the fans are not happy.
The BBC insists they can still broadcast the “must-see moments” of the Olympics, which are also available on their radio stations. However, the broadcaster, which is financed from license fees, is currently limited to two live events at the same time. This has led to some catastrophic missteps – including the BBC Sports account on Twitter, who shared the news that Bradly Sinden, who later won a silver medal, had reached the taekwondo finals … before footage from the semi-final bout was shown on BBC One .
BBC presenter Dan Walker has spoken out in defense of his employer, saying: “I know that we are used to watching every sport at the Olympics – in different streams – but this time the BBC is only allowed to show two sports at the same time . It’s about TV rights and not an editorial decision. “
Yes, the reason Beeb is so limited in its Olympics is because Discovery acquired the pan-European rights for £ 920 million back in 2016. The International Olympic Committee and the American television giant Discovery agreed in 2015 on the deal for TV and multi-platform broadcasting rights in Europe “for the four Olympic Games, which are to take place between 2018 and 2024.
But if you’re a Sky Q customer, you don’t have to go without it. And most importantly, you don’t have to pay.
Sky Q customers can claim free access to Discovery + for one year. For those who didn’t know, Discovery’s new Netflix rival has access to live channels as well as on-demand box sets of some of its biggest shows, like World’s Greatest Cars, 90 Day Fiancé, and Say Yes to the Dress, to name a few a couple. There are also new exclusive shows like Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover Up, Salvage Hunters: Design Classics and Prince Andrew, Maxwell & Epstein.
The new promotion, which isn’t available on Virgin Media, Roku, Apple TV, or any other set-top box kit, is an exclusive partnership to generate interest in the new streaming service. Of course, all Discovery channels are available on Sky Q via the TV Guide. However, if you’re not paying for the right package – the latest promotion could be a great way to catch up on all of the previously broadcast content without adding to the cost of your monthly Sky TV bill.
Like Disney + and Netflix, Discovery + will have its own app for Sky Q.
Yes, if you have a Sky Q box in your house that has a remote control with voice control functions, pick it up and say “Get Discovery +” (pronounced Discovery Plus) and you will unlock the new streaming service, to get him at no. look at the additional cost of your set-top box.
If you don’t subscribe to Sky Q don’t worry. Anyone can take advantage of a new 14-day free trial to test the Discovery + offering. After that, you’ll have to pay £ 4.99 a month to look further. If you choose to pay annually, a discount is available, reflecting a similar offer from Netflix earlier this year, which costs £ 49.99.
To celebrate the launch – as well as a free annual subscription for Sky Q viewers with a voice remote control – Discovery is offering a discounted annual subscription of £ 29.99 to anyone who signs up for the new streaming service. the-block before February 1, 2021. In addition to Sky Q and the player in your web browser, Discovery has launched a dedicated Discovery + app for iOS and Android, with the company rolling out more devices later this year and throughout the year Promises 2021.