This year's Olympics will have a 360-degree broadcast, exclusively on the Gear VR
The 360-degree recordings of the event will be presented on delay and only made available to Samsung Gear VR owners. That's right, NBC has decided to make the biggest sports event this year exclusive to Samsung's VR headset via TV Everywhere on the NBC Sports app.
NBC is promising 85 hours of VR programming, which will include the opening and closing ceremonies, men's basketball – including the semifinals and final – gymnastics, track and field, beach volleyball, diving, boxing, fencing and highlights reels from these events.
To see the Olympics in all their glory, in 360-degrees, you'll not only have to own a Gear VR, a recent Samsung phone and be a postpaid subscriber, but you'll also need the NBC's Sports app, which you'll be able to use once you authenticate via your own pay TV provider via TV Everywhere. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
source: NBC via ShalshGear