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BBC to use 360 Video for Immersive 2016 Rio Olympics Experience

Fully Immersive 2016 Rio Olympics

The BBC have made some interesting announcements over the last few days with how they intend to use 360 and 4k video to showcase the 2016 Rio Olympics games.

2016 rio olympics bbc virtual reality 3604K video has been a big player in the consumer camera and video market but is yet to be used over broadcast, mainly because of the high data rates needed. The BBC have said they will be using 4k during the Rio Olympics but it will be only in an experimental capacity.

What is most interesting though is their use of 360 video for the 2016 Olympics. Ben Gallop, head of BBC Sport Interactive, says they would very much like to invest in actively developing 360 video, however it is currently a bit of an “unknown”. They will though invest “sensibly” in seeing where 360 video can take them.

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