By Staff Reporter, EnStarz | Jul 27, 2012 03:56 PM EDT
London 2012 is about to commence, with the opening ceremony starting at 9 p.m. London time (4 p.m. ET) on July 27. An amazing $42.5 million (GBP 27 million) opening ceremony has been prepared by Oscar winning director Danny Boyle, and will mark the opening of the two week sports fest.
The official London Olympics 2012 website will be streaming the opening ceremony, and will be one of the main places to get all your updates from during the entire games.
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The BBC is also providing exclusive uninterrupted coverage for those who have access.
YouTube will also be providing an official Olympics channel. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will be posting videos directly from the Games. This will be perfect for those using mobile devices and watching on the go; the site has more than 2200 hours of footage from qualifying events available already.
Other Peer-to-peer (P2P) websites will also be offering streaming services, and regional providers should be found to see what's best in your area.
Over one billion people are expected to watch the Olympics opening ceremony on television across the globe, and in the United States the event will be broadcast on TV (details below).
The world's top sports stars will take part in the ceremony on Friday, which will be watched by celebrities, fans, as well as members of the British Royal Family.
Danny Boyle, director of "Slumdog Millionaire," "127 Hours," "28 Days Later," and "Trainspotting," has promised an eventful ceremony The show, entitled "Isles of Wonder," is set to feature a cast of several thousand performers, though most of the specific details have been kept a heavily guarded secret. The ceremony is however set to celebrate the Olympics, and Boyle has described it simply saying, "'Isles of Wonder' salutes and celebrates the exuberant creativity of the British genius in an Opening Ceremony that we hope will be as unpredictable and inventive as the British people."
The London Olympics Opening Ceremony kicks off at 9 p.m. London time (4 p.m ET) on Friday, July 27 and will be broadcast on NBC at 7:30 p.m. ET.
It will run no more than three hours according to IOC executive director Gilbert Felli, ensured mysteriously by "some device to try to accelerate the march."
The Opening Ceremony can also be watched online through a live stream by clicking HERE.
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