UPDATE: BBC Confirms London Marathon Coverage Amid Ongoing Security Talks

UPDATE, TUESDAY 6:06 AM PT: In the wake of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon, I hear there are “a lot of conversations going on” at the BBC over security for its live coverage of the London Marathon on Sunday. Those talks will continue throughout the week. The network, which is the exclusive UK broadcaster for the event, released the following statement today: “The BBC will be covering the London Marathon. We take event safety very seriously and are liaising with the relevant authorities. Our thoughts are with those affected by the sad events in Boston.” Elsewhere in Europe, the Hamburg Marathon in Germany is also moving forward on Sunday. A spokesperson there tells me there are no changes planned for the three-plus hours of live coverage on NDR, a regional channel of public broadcaster ARD. (more…)

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