Du TV customers to watch Olympics free
Dubai, June 27, 2012
Du has announced that its TV customers will be able to watch the London Olympics 2012 in high definition (HD) for free, with full coverage available on the AD Sports channels.
All Olympics events will have Arabic and English commentary, a statement from the telecommunications company said.
The Olympics is set to begin July 27 and close with a grand ceremony on August 12. With du, AD Sports will offer daily studio shows on the lead up to the games, until July 24, an Olympics morning show in studio from July 23, and full event coverage and highlights from July 25 until the August 12, the statement said.
Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer, du, said: “We want to bring our customers closer to the world in every way, and what better way than to connect them, for free, to the biggest sporting event in the world? This is a fantastic opportunity for our customers to support their national team, and to watch some of the world’s finest athletes perform in HD, right in the comfort of their own home on the AD Sports channels.”
“The Olympics is set to be the biggest sports event of the year, and AD Sports is committed to connecting our viewers with all the action. With our comprehensive Olympics coverage, commentary and analysis across all our channels, AD Sports viewers won’t miss a beat! For football fans, we will also have special coverage of the UAE Olympics Football team, as they compete at Manchester Stadium, Wembley Park and Coventry, with our pundits, commentators, presenters and correspondents bringing local viewers one step closer to our national team and the games, ” added Mohamed Najeeb, director of AD Sports TV channels.
All du TV customers can enjoy coverage as part of their basic du TV subscription. Several pay-TV packages will also offer complimentary coverage of the games, including, OSN Family, OSN Premier Plus, OSN Platinum Extra and the AD Sports Package. – TradeArabia News Service