If you are planning to watch Winter Olympics VR online, we have a perfect guide for you. Winter Olympics 2018 will be hosted in South Korea in PyeongChang. NBC announced that it would cover more than 50 hours of coverage through Virtual Reality (VR) from South Korea Live and one sitting in the USA will be able to watch the game live every day. This Live VR is happening for the first time in Olympic Games.
The VR Olympic programming will be watched live in the US in all the available devices starting from TV, laptops, desktops, mobiles, androids, iPhone, and iPad, etc. Last year in 2016 during Summer Olympics Virtual Reality was able to deliver 85 hours of the content of VR but it delayed by one day. NBC did the VR programming in 2016 was in collaboration with Samsung.
How to access the VR content for Winter Olympic Games 2018?
One can avail the VR content of Winter Olympic 2018 in the US only when he or she subscribes to the pay-TV provider. After the subscription one can log in to the device with the help of the subscriber details.
Some Business knowhow of the Virtual Reality coverage
The Virtual Reality coverage by NBC in this Winter Olympic is driven by Intel True VR Technology. This technology demands a lot of camera pods to create the roundabout full 360-degree virtual-reality atmosphere. Very recently Intel declared that a studio in Los Angeles a base studio is opened only for this VR production.
The Virtual reality programming which the NBC will be conducting in collaboration with Intel will be supplied to NBC by the Olympic Broadcasting System and the total hour will be 50 hours. This will include the inaugural and concluding ceremonies which are grand in nature, curling, snowboarding, alpine skiing, figure skating, short jack, skeleton, big air and many more. After this announcement of the live VR by NBC all people in the US are highly excited.
Other offers by NBC through VR
NBC will offer the audiences with all Virtual reality replay of all the sports event on 2018 Winter Olympic.
NBC for a long time desired to bring forward the emerging technology which can be used in Media and yes the Channel did so with its VR production and technology. And this became a reality for them along with the collaboration with Intel.
For the VR content, the NBC will share all the contents much before the start of the games and Intel will catch hold of all behind the scenes stories. It will also show the practicing and preparation part of the athletes.
Live Streaming of VR through NBC VR app
It is important to announce that VR program will be available every day from 8th of Feb until 25th of February excluding February 18th, 2018. Users of Samsung, Windows, and Google, Android and iOS devices can only stream the VR programming by downloading NBC VR app.
Apart from VR NBC will allow live streaming of Winter Olympic Games 2018 for 1800 hours. Viewers who subscribe pay-TV will also be able to watch these 1800 hours.