Here is How You Can Watch & Follow India’s Progress at Rio Olympics 2016 Online & on TV!
So, once in 4-years apex global multi-sport competition Rio Olympics 2016 is right around the corner – it starts this Saturday. The opening ceremony will be held at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sports fan across the world and in India eagerly wait for this pinnacle of sports competition. Here we let you know how you can watch and follow all the Olympic action on your Television sets and if that is not accessible, you can follow it on the internet via Twitter, Vine, Periscope and many other online channels. We bring you all the details:
Rio Olympics 2016 Live in India on Television
For the first time even the Olympics will be telecast on eight channels in India. Star Sports, the sports broadcast arm of Star India, will be using all its eight sports channels – four standard definition and four high definition, to give a 24×7 coverage of the games. The telecast will be available in two languages, Hindi and English.
The four standard definition (SD) channels (Star Sports 1, 2, 3, and 4) will have distinct feeds, and the respective HD channels (Star Sports HD 1, 2, 3 and 4) will mirror the feeds in high definition. While Star Sports 1 and 4 and the respective HD feeds will have English language telecast, the rest of the channels will have Hindi coverage.
Rio Olympics 2016 Live on Internet & Mobile
Star Sports’ mobile streaming App HotStar will be streaming live broadcast of Olympics as well provide you with Highlights of all the action straight from Rio. So, if you do not have access to Television set, your smartphone or tablet could bring you all the action that you need.
Hotstar is available on your Desktop through browser, so bookmark hotstar.com to get all the live action when the games start.
Follow & Comment on Rio Olympics on Twitter
Twitter has announced huge plans for these Rio Olympics. They have released 207 team emojis which represent countries from all over the world. You can Tweet with the three-letter country code hashtag (i.e. #IND for India) will trigger flag emojis for every team. Fans can also trigger over 50 Olympics and sports emojis on Twitter. The hashtags that trigger the emojis will be available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 2, 2016
In addition to this, show your support for Team India at the Olympics by Tweeting #KheloIndia to @IndiaSports to change their Twitter profile picture for the duration of the Olympics.
The best way to stay close to the Olympics conversation on Twitter is by following the official hashtag, #Rio2016, and these official accounts:
If you want to follow individual Indian Olympians you can subscribe to this public list created by Twitter
Rio Olympics on Periscope and Vine
Periscope and Vine will bring fans closer to the Games as well. Periscope will have a featured channel with Olympics-related content. Vine will also feature Olympics-related content in the Explore section on Vine’s mobile apps, and when people double-tap a Vine from @Olympics and various team accounts, they’ll find an Olympic Flame instead of a heart.
So, there you have it – be close to all the Olympics action all the time – whether you are in front of TV, or in front of your desktop or on the move with your smartphone!