The BBC has announced what it describes as two “cutting-edge” trials to bring the FIFA World Cup live to audiences in Ultra HD and virtual reality.
“The BBC has brought major live broadcasting breakthroughs to UK audiences throughout the history of the World Cup,” commented Matthew Postgate, BBC Chief Technology & Product Officer. “From the very first tournament on TV in 1954 and England’s finest hour in 1966, to the first colour World Cup in 1970 and full HD in 2006. Now, with these trials we’re giving audiences yet another taste of the future.”
These trials add to the comprehensive coverage the BBC has lined up for the World Cup across TV, Radio and Digital.