For the British, the traditional public broadcaster the BBC has held the reins for Olympic coverage for decades with tens of millions tuning in to their generously scheduled coverage. Indeed the ‘Beeb’ as the British call it had over 45 million tuning in for the 2016 Rio games! For years the BBC has paid out to retain their broadcasting rights but their monopoly has been impacted by Discovery Communications acquisition of European broadcasting rights, though they still hold the rights for Tokyo 2020. The BBC offering is popular with great coverage of the Games delivered seamlessly across TV, digital and radio. Coverage is typically extensive, with a great line-up of commentators including ex-athletes and leading British sports journalists. Find UK Olympic coverage on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC News, and BBC Sport as well as their iPlayer.