BT Sport adds 360 degree highlights to app

05 Dec 2017

By: Sport Industry Group

BT is making 360 degree highlights and instant replays from a range of major sporting events available on its BT Sport App including the UEFA Champions League, Premier League football, the FA Cup and World Title boxing.

Starting tonight, Tuesday 5th December, with the UEFA Champions League match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich, BT Sport will show highlights and replays of a minimum of 20 sporting events in 360 degrees before June 2018. The next event offered in 360° will be Tottenham Hotspur v APOEL Nicosia, which will be shown exclusively live on BT Sport 3 on Wednesday 6th December 2017.

All of the 360° video can be enjoyed with or without a 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, not normally seen in broadcast, to re-watch key incidents during the sporting events, and is the first time that they will also be able to choose to watch in 360 degrees.

Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, said: “This is another first for 360° 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.”