BT Sport app to broadcast 360° highlights and instant replays
December 5, 2017
BT has today announced plans to make 360° highlights and instant replays from a range of major sporting events available on the BT Sport App.
Starting tonight with the UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, BT Sport will show highlights and replays of a minimum of 20 sporting events in 360° before June 2018.
All of the 360° video can be enjoyed with or without a VR headset. The highlights and replays will be available alongside standard replays in the timeline on the BT Sport App’s award-winning enhanced video player.
This offers viewers the chance to select different camera angles and viewpoints, not normally seen in broadcast, to re-watch key incidents during the sporting events, and is the first time that they will also be able to choose to watch in 360°.
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, said: “This is another first for 360° broadcasting. It’s another step forward in broadcast innovation that will give BT Sport the best possible viewing experience and shows BT Sport continues its commitment to be at the heart of this.
“We’re passionate about sport and technology and want to continue to explore new ways to combine them for the benefit of our viewers and bring them closer to the action.”
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