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Friday, August 5, 2016

BBC To Broadcast 360-Degree Video From Rio Olympics

New BBC Sport App Brings You 360-Degree Video from Rio 2016 (+Video)

The BBC's new experimental video app will offer live and on-demand Olympics coverage to viewers with a headset

Ben Woods | August 4, 2016



The BBC has launched an experimental Sports app that promises to provide 360-degree coverage of the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The new app, available from today for iOS and Android devices, will also include fully-immersive video of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as a whole host of the live events - like athletics, boxing and more. On-demand replays of these will then be available.
That doesn't mean, however, that you can just pick any old listing and expect to see it in 360-degrees as only certain events – there will be at least one from each day's schedule though ...
[Click on link for video.] (BBC Sport 360 launches for Rio 2016 Olympics. August 4, 2016) Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/bbc-sport-360
"The Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro overlooks the Maracana Stadium" Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36401150

<more at http://www.wired.co.uk/article/bbc-sport-360-video-rio-olympics; related articles and links: http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2016/bbc-sport-360 (+Video) (BBC Sport 360 launches for Rio 2016 Olympics. August 4, 2016) and https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/04/bbc-olympics-360-video-app/ (BBC to show the Olympics live in 360-degree video. BBC Sport 360 is coming to iOS, Android and Gear VR. August 4, 2016)>

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