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Transmitting and Viewing the Games

Transmitting and Viewing the Games with Dave Gordon, BBC Director of London 2012.

The British Library, London
Tuesday 11 September 2012, 18.30-20.00

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games may have been watched by a global audience of over 4 billion – an unimaginable number.  What does it take to broadcast the Games around the world and what is it like being in charge of this scale of event?  Is it a logistical nightmare or a Director’s dream?  What was censored and what didn’t the TV viewer see?  How do you decide on themes, logos, interviewers?  What about the less popular sports, who decides if and how they are covered?

Join Dave Gordon,  BBC Director of London 2012, to find out what really goes on behind the scenes on these occasions -and what changes may happen in sports broadcasting by the next Olympic Games.

Price: £7.50 / £5 concessions

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