Globosat, SporTV partner with Samsung to show the Olympic Games in virtual reality

The Brazilian programmer Globosat and its sports channel SporTV have announced an agreement with Samsung to offer 360-degree videos of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, through SporTV VR, in selected Galaxy smartphones compatible with Samsung Gear VR.

 

In a statement, Globosat reported that the application will offer up to 100 hours of programming in virtual reality, including the opening and the closing ceremonies, as well as basketball, gymnastics, beach volleyball, gymnastics, fencing, ornamental jump and athletics . There will also be video packs with highlights of these sports.

 

André Varga, Product Director of Samsung’s Mobile Devices, commented: “We are delighted to work with Globosat in this unprecedented task, connecting the fans directly to the action in Rio through stories told in 360 °, virtual reality, and in our phones Galaxy “.

 

In turn, Bianca Maksud, marketing director of Globosat’s sports channels, said:  “Rio 2016 will be a milestone in terms of production, transmission and technology compared to all the previous games.”