BBC go 360 for Rio 2016

Tonight is the opening ceremony for the Olympics in Rio, Brazil, which promises lots of excitement just like London 2012. BBC have embraced the modern era of VR technology by bringing various key events over the course of the Olympics in glorious 360 degrees. The coverage can be streamed through the BBC Sport 360 app or via the BBC Taster website.

“The BBC delivered the first truly digital Olympics for London 2012 and we’ve continued to develop and improve our digital service ever since,” said Jusin Barritt, executive product manager for BBC Sport.

“Now, we’re pushing the boundaries once again to bring people closer to the action than ever before. Not everyone can make it to Rio to cheer on Team GB so we’re looking forward to giving sport fans the next best thing.”

BBC go 360 for Rio 2016

The full list of BBC Sport 360’s coverage (all times BST)


Friday, 5 August: 0000-0330 – Opening Ceremony

Saturday, 6 August: 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 – Beach Volleyball

Sunday, 7 August: 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 – Beach Volleyball

Monday, 8 August: 1500-1800, 2100-0000 – Boxing

Tuesday, 9 August: 1500-1800, 2100-0000 – Boxing

Wednesday, 10 August: 2000-2245 – Artistic Gymnastics

Thursday, 11 August: 2000-2210 – Artistic Gymnastics

Friday, 12 August: 1300-1930, 2100-2350 – Fencing

Saturday, 13 August: 1330-1650 & 0000-0315 – Athletics

Sunday, 14 August: 0020-0230 – Athletics

Monday, 15 August: 1330-1610 & 0015-0250 – Athletics

Tuesday, 16 August: 1330-1640 & 0015-0250 – Athletics

Wednesday, 17 August: 0200-0505 – Beach Volleyball

Thursday, 18 August: 0200-0505 – Beach Volleyball

Friday, 19 August: 1930-2130 – Basketball (Men’s semi-finals)

Saturday, 20 August: 1500-1650 & 1930-2200 – Diving

Sunday, 21 August: 1530-1730 & 1945-2205 – Basketball (Men’s final)

Monday, 22 August: 0000-0330 – Closing Ceremony

“This is a hugely exciting next step in our 360 and virtual reality experiments,” added Will Saunders, editorial lead of BBC Taster. “There’s huge potential for immersive video in sport coverage, as well as many other genres, and we want to explore that potential directly with audiences.

“That’s why we experiment out in the open, so people can tell us what works, what doesn’t and whether there’s an appetite for more. We can’t wait to hear what people think.”

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.immersivemedia.obs_bbc&hl=en_GB

Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/bbc-sport-360/id1130178368?mt=8

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