Intel (INTC) will present virtual reality first time at the Winter Olympic Games in South-Korea this year. The company said that they will focus on having 30 different events to engage real-time virtual viewing. Intel showed details about the project during the CES2018 in Las Vegas today.
– Intel will focus primarily on infusing its 5G platforms, Virtual Reality, 3D and 360-degree content development platforms, artificial intelligence platforms, and drones, along with other silicon solutions to enhance the Olympic Games, the company said.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Intel announced in June last year this long-term technology partnership in New York. IOC President Thomas Bach and Brian Krzanich, Intel’s chief executive officer, said the partnership is through 2024 and they expect this partnership will transform the Olympic Games and the experience globally.
The first Olympic Games activation will take place at the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, in South Korea, in February 2018, where Intel technology will provide real-time virtual reality viewing.
Intel’s global activation rights will include the Olympic Winter Games Pyeongchang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games in 2024 in a city yet to be selected.
– Intel 360 replay technology will allow fans to experience the greatest, most memorable Olympic moments from every angle at the Olympic venues. In the future, TV viewers at home will be able to experience what it’s like to be at the Olympic Games with a front-row seat, or choose from many different viewing points in the Olympic venues. The power to choose what they want to see and how they want to experience the Olympic Games will be in the hands of the fans, the company says.