Sky, Ericsson and Tiledmedia Showcase VR For Live Sports

Three media companies combine to showcase how VR can benefit television.

At this years’ IBC Conference and Exhibition, three members of the Virtual Reality Industry Forum, Sky, Ericsson and Tiledmedia will be demonstrating how virtual reality (VR) can be paired with live sports for a more engaging viewer experience.

Using 360 video displaying on untethered VR head mounted displays (HMDs), users will be able to experience what it is like to be a Formula 3 driver making a crucial overtake, or in the dugout when their favourite team scores a goal.

The demonstration will use streaming technology provided by Ericsson’s HEVC software encoding along with Tiledmedia’s ClearVR streaming technology for better video quality. Content will be provided by Sky, such as footage from Premier League Football and additional Formula 3 footage provided by Ericsson.

The demonstration will use custom untethered VR headsets along with tablets that will be synced to a TV screen for real-time viewing.

The demonstration will be available at the Ericsson booth in Hall 1, D61. The IBC show will take place on 14th-19th September, 2017 at the RAI in Amsterdam. Featured speakers include Saul Berman of IBM, Stephen Beres of HBO, Orly Amsalem, a Data Scientist at Cisco, Chris Buchanan of Samsung and Caroline Chan of Intel.

Further information and tickets can be found at the official IBC website.

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