The lack of HD sports broadcasts echoes constantly through the chambers of Lifehacker's comments. So it's great to hear that Nine is planning to simulcast more than 300 hours worth of Olympics on GEM, its current HD channel, as well as its standard SD offering.
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TV Tonight reports that Nine will be broadcasting 14.5 hours a day on competition days, running from July 28 for 16 days. We already knew that Foxtel is planning eight dedicated HD channels, which will obviously cover a wider range of sports, but alas those won't be free. The Nine ones will, which is good news for Olympics fans. (And no, I'm not one, but I realise that puts me in a minority.)
Nine to simulcast Olympics in high-definition [TV Tonight]