The BBC has this week revealed that they will be broadcasting an experimental service from August 5th.

This service will allow viewers to watch the Olympic Games in Rio in full 360-degree video, however, only certain events will be broadcasted in this format as it is experimental. In total only 100 hours of 360-degree video will be made available by the BBC, all of which will be accessible via the new BBC Sport 360 app for iOS, Android and Samsung’s Gear VR.

Footage will also be available via a special BBC Taster website.
With the footage, you will be able to watch a number of events in 360 degrees, including beach volleyball, boxing, basketball, fencing and both the opening and closing ceremonies. The Rio Olympics will begin on August 5th and will close on August 22nd, 2016.

To do this, the BBC will be using up to four different camera angles, all of which will be available throughout each event, and allowing you to move around the court, ring, or stadium and get a look at all the action.

Here’s the full list of events that will be streamed in 360-degrees:

• August 5: 0000-0330BST – Opening Ceremony
• August 6: 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 – Beach Volleyball
• August 7: 1400-1750, 1930-2020, 0100-0450 – Beach Volleyball
• August 8: 1500-1800, 2100-0000 – Boxing
• August 9: 1500-1800, 2100-0000 – Boxing
• August: 10, 2000-2245 – Artistic Gymnastics
• August: 11, 2000-2210 – Artistic Gymnastics
• August 12: 1300-1930, 2100-2350 – Fencing
• August 13: 1330-1650 & 0000-0315 – Athletics
• August 14: 0020-0230 – Athletics
• August 15: 1330-1610 & 0015-0250 – Athletics
• August 16: 1330-1640 & 0015-0250 – Athletics
• August 17: 0200-0505 – Beach Volleyball
• August 18: 0200-0505 – Beach Volleyball
• August 19: 1930-2130 – Basketball (Men’s SFs)
• August 20: 1500-1650 & 1930-2200 – Diving
• August 21: 1530-1730 & 1945-2205 – Basketball (Men’s Finals)
• August 22: 0000-0330 – Closing Ceremony

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