Parts of the 2022 Winter Olympics are being streamed in 8K VR

As part of the launch of the new NBC Olympics VR by Xfinity app, American broadcaster NBC is to transmit more than 150 hours of live VR coverage of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games in 8K resolution.

VR coverage will include the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, figure skating, ice hockey, snowboarding and more. 

Developed in collaboration with product and technical teams across NBCU and Comcast, the app brings VR technology to the viewers through the lens of the Olympic Games.

The immersive 8K coverage includes live and on-demand coverage of six popular sports including figure skating, hockey and snowboarding in an immersive 180-degree environment. Select events will offer viewers the option to switch between different cameras to get alternative vantage points.

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Viewers can also host a virtual Olympics watch party and invite up to three friends to join their virtual suite where they can interact together and enjoy immersive live coverage of Olympic events as if they were in the same room.

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