London Olympics: How will Nine and Foxtel go?
With just 72 days to go until the opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games, things are beginning to hot up and not just for the athletes.
Things are also hotting up for Channel Nine and Foxtel, as they prepare themselves for their Olympics coverage.
This will be Nine’s and Foxtel’s first Summer Olympics (having already shown the 2010 Winter Olympics from Vancouver, Canada).
Channel Nine last broadcast a Summer Olympics way back in 1960 in Rome, and since then, Channel Seven has televised the Olympics from 1964-80, and then from 1992 to 2008 (with Channel Ten doing the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games).
Foxtel has already covered the 2010 Commonwealth Games in conjunction with the Ten network, and used the event to test their readiness to handle the Olympic Games coverage in 2012.
But the question is: how will Nine and Foxtel go in their Olympic Games coverage?
And could Nine/Foxtel handle the scrutiny and criticism from not just TV experts, but also the TV viewers as well?
In around 72 days, the pressure on Nine and Foxtel to produce a flawless Olympics coverage will intensify.
Let the games begin.