British athletes are set for their best ever Winter Olympics according to UK Sport, which is targeting at least five medals from the Games in Pyeongchang next month. Not only will this be the first time that any Winter Olympics has been captured in VR, but it will also be the first time that Olympic programming in VR will be streamed live in the USA across a plethora of devices and platforms. The content will be accessible to pay-TV subscribers through the NBC Sports VR app.
The experience will also follow Team Intel athletes as they prepare and compete.
Britain's winter sports teams may need to prove they can all but guarantee a top-three finish at the 2022 Games in Beijing to keep their cash. UK Sport has forecast 6-12 medals at the Winter Paralympics, which follows in March.
In addition, NBC Olympics will offer VR replays of all events previously livestreamed; one daily 360-degree video of a sport not available in VR the previous day; and packaged highlights from the day before. Supported devices included Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Samsung Gear VR, and both Google Cardboard and Google Daydream, with compatible iOS or Android devices.
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The two Koreas' breakthrough deal earlier this week on cooperating on the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games has renewed the world's attention to the "peace Olympics".
The Pyeongchang Olympics, which start on February 9, coincide with high tensions on the Korean Peninsula due to North Korean nuclear tests and contentious exchanges between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Regardless, the move to broadcast the Winter Olympics in VR still allows NBC to continue to enhance its digital presence and adjust to the broader trend of viewers vying for digital alternatives in place of linear TV.