BBC Sport to stream Olympics in 360 Virtual Reality

9 August 2016| Post by Graham

AuthorGraham

The BBC are now broadcasting much of the Olympics in an all-new format, 360-degree Virtual Reality.

From midnight Friday 5th August, the BBC Sport 360 service was launched with the opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It will then feature live 360-degree presentations of beach volleyball, boxing, gymnastics, athletics and other sports, all the way through to the closing ceremony on Monday 22 August.

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BBC have released a dedicated BBC Sport 360 app for Android and iOS, which is also available through the Samsung Gear VR store – we can’t wait to try this out in the office.

The app will work with Samsung Gear VR and other mobile headsets compatible with Android and iPhone.

This is the full schedule of live 360-degree content to expect throughout the games and the UK screening times:

Friday 5 August: 00:00-03:30 – Opening Ceremony
Saturday 6 August: 14:00-17:50, 19:30-20:20, 01:00-04:50 – Beach Volleyball
Sunday 7 August: 14:00-17:50, 19:30-20:20, 01:00-04:50 – Beach Volleyball
Monday 8 August: 15:00-18:00, 21:00-00:00 – Boxing
Tuesday 9 August: 15:00-18:00, 21:00-00:00 – Boxing
Wednesday 10 August 10: 20:00-22:45 – Artistic Gymnastics
Thursday 11 August: 20:00-22:10 – Artistic Gymnastics
Friday 12 August: 13:00-19:30, 21:00-23:50 – Fencing
Saturday 13 August: 13:30-16:50 & 00:00-03:15 – Athletics
Sunday 14 August: 00:20-02:30 – Athletics
Monday 15 August: 13:30-16:10 & 00:15-02:50 – Athletics
Tuesday 16 August: 13:30-16:40 & 00:15-02:50 – Athletics
Wednesday 17 August: 02:00-05:05 – Beach Volleyball
Thursday 18 August: 02:00-05:05 – Beach Volleyball
Friday 19 August: 19:30-21:30 – Basketball (Men’s SFs)
Saturday 20 August: 15:00-16:50 & 19:30-22:00 – Diving
Sunday 21 August: 15:30-17:30 & 19:45-22:05 – Basketball (Men’s Finals)
Monday 22 August: 00:00-03:30 – Closing Ceremony

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