Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

NBC To Stream Olympics Video In Virtual Reality

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Making its Olympic debut at February's XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, is the distribution of 4K HDR to cable, satellite and telco providers, NBC Olympics announced in a press release.

And when they land on the top of the podium, they'll be wearing intensely warm gear that was unveiled Tuesday by Nike and the U.S. Olympic Committee on the "Today" show. Unfortunately, that means a new paid subscription will be required for those who don't already have one, but that may turn out to be worth it. According to Variety, NBC has partnered with Intel to set up multiple camera pods to create interactive 360-degree VR environments.

The VR video content, powered by Intel TrueVR, will be available to users of Windows, Samsung and Google VR headsets, and for Android and iOS devices through the NBC Sports VR app. Making events available live will only help the usage. Viewers will also be able to "fly" through the Olympic world, tour Olympic venues and different areas throughout Korea. No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well.

Japan, China spat over disputed islets in East China Sea
A foreign submarine was also detected in the same area on Wednesday as well as on Thursday, according to Japan's Defense Ministry. Relations between Japan and China deteriorated in 2012 when Tokyo "nationalised" some of the islets.

"The Olympics have always been an opportunity to showcase emerging media technology", NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel said in a statement. Overall, Emrick has worked five Olympic Games for NBC, two for CBS and one for TNT, including sports other than hockey. As the Official Virtual Reality Experience Provider of the Olympic Games through 2024, the Intel True VR experience will be available in the us via the forthcoming NBC* Sports VR app and globally through 10 worldwide partner RHBs.

The British team equalled its 1924 record haul of four medals at the 2008 Winter Olympics in Sochi, although that could rise to five because of the Russian doping scandal potentially adding a further bronze medal from the four-man bobsleigh team.

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