NBC to offer virtual reality coverage of PyeongChang Olympics

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The Pyeongchang Olympic Games are less than a month away, and American athletes are getting ready to go for the gold. During the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, NBC partnered with Samsung to offer VR content but that programming was made available the day after. The content will be available to authenticated users on Samsung, Google, Windows, and Android and iOS devices through the NBC Sports VR app.

The VR experience is enabled by Intel True VR technology, which uses multiple camera pods at each event to create interactive 360-degree virtual reality environments.

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"The Olympics have always been an opportunity to showcase emerging media technology", Gary Zenkel, president of NBC Olympics, said in a statement.

"The target of a best ever Olympic Winter Games is indicative of just how far the athletes and their national governing bodies have progressed over the past four years", said Team GB Chef de Mission Mike Hay. No word yet on whether NBC's Olympics coverage in VR will feature VR advertising as well. NBC hopes to hedge against future viewership declines by increasing its presence on VR, which is becoming more prevalent among consumers - global VR headset shipments reached an all-time high in Q3 2017, with shipments topping 1 million for the first time ever in the quarter, according to Canalys.