BT Sport App to show highlights and instant replays of key events in 360 degree
The UEFA Champions League, Premier League football, the FA Cup and World Title boxing are coming to the BT Sport App in the form of 360 degree footage, starting this evening.
Starting with the UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich this evening, Tuesday 5 December, BT Sport will show highlights and replays of a minimum of 20 sporting events in 360 degree before June 2018. The next event offered will be Tottenham Hotspur v APOEL Nicosia, which will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport 3 on Wednesday 6 December 2017. Following that, the next opportunity to watch the 360 degree highlights will be Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 16 December for a 5.30pm kick off, broadcast live on BT Sport
All of the 360 degree video can be viewed with or without a virtual reality (VR) headset. The highlights and replays will be available alongside standard replays in the timeline on the BT Sport App’s enhanced video player. This offers viewers the chance to select different camera angles and viewpoints and to re-watch key incidents during the sporting events.
Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, said: “This is another first for 360 degree broadcasting. It’s another step forward in broadcast innovation that will give BT Sport the best possible viewing experience and shows BT Sport continues its commitment to be at the heart of this. We’re passionate about sport and technology and want to continue to explore new ways to combine them for the benefit of our viewers and bring them closer to the action.”