The BBC's UK-Based Viewers Can Enjoy 360-Degree Olympics Broadcasts

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 5, 2016
References: bbc & newatlas
The BBC's UK-based viewers will be able to enjoy an unprecedented and immersive Olympics broadcast this year thanks to the British broadcaster's adoption of 360-degree broadcasts.

Users who own mobile virtual reality headsets as those viewing through browsers will make it possible for users to engage with Olympics broadcasts in a completely different way by panning around and viewing content around them almost as if they're on-location. The BBC is set to include 100 hours of 360-degree Olympics broadcasts from Rio de Janeiro, with one event each day being treated to this innovative and forward-looking broadcasting method.

This 360-degree Olympics broadcast could be an important step towards the adoption of immersive broadcasts in all sports.