Eurosport Virtual Reality VR

Eurosport to offer fans VR coverage of Olympic Winter Games across Europe

January 30, 2018

Eurosport is set to offer sports fans the first-ever live virtual reality (VR) coverage of the Olympic Winter Games across Europe.

The broadcaster’s VR app will allow supporters to fully immerse themselves in the Games, with more than 50 hours of live coverage available, including some of the biggest moments from PyeongChang.

Fans will also be able to personalise their viewing experience by choosing their preferred view point from a selection of camera positions, which will take viewers closer to the heart of the live action.

The coverage is set to be provided to Eurosport by the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), the broadcaster’s partner at next month’s Games.

Ralph Rivera, Managing Director, Eurosport Digital, added: “Discovery has set out to transform the Olympic Winter Games viewing experience, so being able to offer viewers across Europe every minute of the Games and now every angle of some of the biggest events in live VR goes a long way to delivering this promise.

“We want to do this to engage more people, on more screens, with the Games than ever before, offering something new to attract younger audiences. In this way, we hope to make fans care even more about the sports they are passionate about.”

Eurosport Virtual Reality VR