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BBC lines up 15 Commonwealth Games live streams

The BBC is set to air 15 separate streams from 17 locations in Scotland in its coverage of the Commonwealth Games, following its comprehensive digital output from the Olympics last summer.

Speaking at a Royal Television Society event in Glasgow, BBC Scotland Director Ken MacQuarrie said: “In many ways, the [Olympic] Games came of age in a digital world, defined to large extent by the BBC’s approach to coverage. We will adopt a similar approach to the Commonwealth Games.”

The Games are due to take place in Scotland next year and Mr MacQuarrie said they would be part of an important year for the BBC.

“It is the year in which we will commemorate the outbreak of the Great War, we will cover the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and we will report on every twist and turn of the debate surrounding the [Scottish] Independence referendum.”

Last year the BBC delivered 2,500 hours of coverage and up to 24 HD live streams from the Olympic games, in what was hailed as the first truly digital Olympics.