By Gary Anderson

The BBC is set to provide more than 1,300 hours of digital and online coverage from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games ©BBCThe BBC has revealed more details of its coverage from Glasgow 2014, which it claims will be the most comprehensive coverage package of any Commonwealth Games, including more than 1,300 hours of live action via up to 17 digital streams across the network.

Satellite and cable viewers will have the choice of up to seven extra streams on the BBC Red Button - including one HD stream - while Freeview viewers will have up to five extra streams, and those with access to the BBC Connected Red Button will have the full range of up to 17 streams.

The British broadcaster says these streams will cover every event, every sport from every venue for the 11 days of action from the Games and will also be available on computers, tablet devices and mobile phones.

Audiences will be able to use the BBC Sport mobile and tablet apps to receive medal alerts for all the countries they want to follow, including all the Home Nations, while live video and radio streams, rolling highlights, text commentary, live votes and a live medal table will be available on the BBC's Glasgow 2014 live page.

The BBC's Commonwealth Games website claims it will have all the latest news, in-depth features and analysis from Glasgow and will allow audiences to plan their viewing with a "Today At The Games" daily guide to the best of the action, as well as a full clickable event schedule, interactive medal table, and results.

In addition, fans and spectators can post comments and get involved via social media platforms, email and text message, and the best comments and opinions will be posted on the website.

At Delhi 2010, the BBC provided six digital streams and claims that it is building on the legacy of its interactive coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, for which it received generally positive feedback, by providing even greater digital and online coverage from Glasgow.

The BBC's coverage from Glasgow 2014 will be based at its Scottish headquarters at Pacific Quay on the banks of the River Clyde ©Getty Images The BBC's coverage from Glasgow 2014 will be based at its Scottish headquarters at Pacific Quay on the banks of the River Clyde ©Getty Images

The BBC has also revealed wide-ranging television and radio coverage of the Games that will include more than 300 hours on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Three and BBC Three HD, while Radio 5 Live will deliver more than 200 hours of coverage from the broadcaster's base at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Gary Lineker, Clare Balding, Gabby Logan and Hazel Irvine will lead the BBC TV coverage along with expert commentators including Olympic gold medallists Rebecca Adlington, Michael Johnson and Sir Chris Hoy.

The Opening Ceremony will be live from Celtic Park on July 23 on BBC One and BBC One HD with commentary from Huw Edwards and Hazel Irvine.

From 6am local time, Bill Turnbull, Louise Minchin and the rest of the BBC Breakfast team will present daily from Pacific Quay with daily sports programming starting at 9am and continuing throughout the day.

Mishal Husain, Jason Mohammad and Irvine will present from Glasgow, with Balding and Logan among those reporting live from the various sporting locations in the city.

Lineker then brings prime time action from 7pm to 10.30pm before Mark Chapman and Balding look back at the main news of the day in the Today at the Games programme from 10.40pm to 11.40pm.

BBC Three and BBC Three HD will bring audiences extended hours and a dedicated sporting schedule as Dougie Vipond, Lee McKenzie and Manish Bhasin guide viewers through the action with additional daytime programming from 9am to 7pm, while Dan Walker will then front the evening coverage from 7pm to 10pm offering reaction and analysis to the day's events.

Meanwhile on Radio 5 Live, Nicky Campbell will present the breakfast show live from Pacific Quay every morning from 6am and then from 10am onwards Victoria Derbyshire, Jonathan Overend, Eleanor Oldroyd, Fred MacAuley, Peter Allen and Chapman will lead the station's coverage throughout the day.

Mark Pougatch takes over from 7pm with Colin Paterson rounding up the day from 11pm to 1am.

Clare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan will lead the BBC TV coverage from Glasgow 2014 this summer ©BBCClare Balding, Hazel Irvine, Gary Lineker and Gabby Logan will lead the BBC TV coverage from Glasgow 2014 this summer ©BBC

In addition, the BBC's Nations and Regions sport and news teams for television, radio and online will be focussing on the performances of local athletes from around the UK.

The BBC News Channel will also have regular bulletins live from Glasgow for the duration of the Games and Commonwealth Games Sportsday, presented by either Katherine Downes or Karthi Gnanasegaram, will sum up all the day's action from 11.40pm until midnight on BBC One and BBC One HD and the BBC News Channel.

"The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games is one of the biggest sporting events of this year," said BBC Director of Sport Barbara Slater.

"The BBC coverage reflects our commitment to delivering great sporting events with the determination to continue the standards of broadcasting previously seen at Olympic Games.

"The unique friendly rivalries between the Home Nations and Commonwealth countries will be highlighted in 11 days of sporting competition concluding an exciting and busy summer of BBC sport that also includes Wimbledon, The Open, and the football World Cup."

The BBC was appointed as domestic rights holder for Glasgow 2014 in July 2011 and continues its association with the Commonwealth Games which dates back to Vancouver 1954.

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games are due to take place from July 23 to August 3.

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