Have you ever wanted to go to the Olympics? Well, now you can, without leaving the living room! Samsung and the Seven Network have partnered to deliver the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in live virtual reality (VR).
- VR and 360-video will be available via the “7Rio VR” app
- Samsung Gear VR and compatible smartphone required, to watch the events in VR
- Daily 360 highlights will also post on the facebook.com/7olympics page
Watch the opening and closing ceremonies in VR, see live action sporting events such as the gymnastics, beach volleyball, diving, boxing, swimming, basketball, and fencing. Excited?
“We are delighted to be working with Samsung to add another new dimension of content immersion to our coverage of the Olympic Games. Our move into virtual reality with Samsung was purposely created to bring Australians closer to the Games than ever before with 100 hours of virtual reality and 360° video. This move further underlines Seven’s commitment to innovation a Save & Exit and our mission to increase our content’s presence in new forms of delivery.” Chief revenue officer for Seven West Media, Kurt Burnette
“At Seven, we deliver engagement and value from powerful storytelling and during August, some of the world’s most powerful stories will emerge during the Olympic Games. Our virtual reality and 360°partnership with Samsung will be experienced by 100,000s of connected Australians, many of whom will have the opportunity to experience live virtual reality sports events for the very first time.” Chief digital officer at Seven West Media, Clive Dickens