Euro Soccer Games in 2016 Being Filmed in VR
The Union of European Football Association is otherwise known as the UEFA. They recently announced that they’re filming games in virtual reality at the Euro 2016 finals.
The tournament is going to be held in France beginning on June 10th. 24 teams from Europe will be in the tournament which includes Spain, Germany and England among others.
UEFA is planning on utilizing dozens of Nokia’s OZO cameras which cost $60,000 each. The cameras will be filming 360-degree video throughout the stadiums.
They’re not sure yet exactly how they’re going to broadcast the VR footage, but one of the options they’re thinking about is YouTube.
Bernard Ross, head of UEFA TV, said, “It’s UEFA’s goal that one day the watching fan will be able to watch a match through immersive virtual reality.”