For the first time, the UEFA Champions League Final, to be held on June 3 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, will be broadcast in 360 VR through BT Sport and MTG.
In total, 5 broadcasters will have access to the 360-degree video, distributes from UEFA’s single centralized content distribution platform known as Livex.
To cover the match, 8 360-degree cameras from Nokia Ozo will be positioned around the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
The matches will be viewable in VR through apps available from the broadcasters.
The BT Sport VR app will allow viewers to watch the action in two modes: Cardboard for a “truly immersive VR (virtual reality) experience” and Smartphone mode which will allow viewers to pan around the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Viewers on the Sport VR app who have a minimum connection speed of 10Mbps will be able to choose which camera they watch the action from, or an ‘auto’ mode will provide a 360-degree produced program with commentary and graphics.
For MTG, their new app Viareal will be available for its Nordic viewers, proving an “immersive and interactive experience.”
Source: IBC 365