Intel Announces Partnership With International Olympics Committee To Bring Future Coverage In VR
Intel has just announced that it’ll be partnering up with the International Olympics Committee (IOC) in providing the latest technology for upcoming coverage of the Olympic games. This new partnership with Intel will focus on infusing its 5G platforms, VR, 3D and 360-degree content development platforms, artificial intelligence platforms, and drones, along with other silicon solutions to enhance the Olympic Games through 2024.
“As a result of Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC is forging groundbreaking partnerships, said Bach. “Intel is a world leader in its field, and we’re very excited to be working with the Intel team to drive the future of the Olympic Games through cutting-edge technology. The Olympic Games provide a connection between fans and athletes that has inspired people around the world through sport and the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect. Thanks to our new innovative global partnership with Intel, fans in the stadium, athletes and audiences around the world will soon experience the magic of the Olympic Games in completely new ways.”
Intel plans on bringing these new solutions to life starting with the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, in South Korea, in February 2018. They’ll be offering viewers a unique way to watch the Olympic games with real-time virtual reality viewing through their Intel True VR solution. Additionally, they’ll be providing recaps with 360 videos throughout the event.
“We are excited to join the Olympic Movement and integrate Intel’s innovative technologies to advance the Olympic Games experience for fans around the world,” said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel. “Through this close collaboration with the Olympic family, we will accelerate the adoption of technology for the future of sports on the world’s largest athletic stage.”
Krzanich mentioned that their VR and 360 coverage will be compatible with the Samsung Gear VR, Daydream, and “one of the tethered” VR devices. This is to enhance the viewing experience for people tuning into the upcoming Olympic events using the latest technology.