08 Feb 2018
Intel will showcase its technology for the first time at the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, reimagining the Olympic Games from the sports events themselves to on-site activations and experiences.
Worldwide TOP Partner Intel is helping bring the future of the Olympic Winter Games to PyeongChang 2018, enabling more immersive and unforgettable experiences. From taking entertainment to new heights with drones, to experiencing the future of connectivity with a 5G demonstration, to transforming how the world watches sport with the first Olympic Winter Games broadcast live in virtual reality, Intel is integrating innovative technology to ensure you don’t just witness the moment, you experience it!
“We are excited to be part of the Olympic Movement to integrate Intel’s innovative technologies to advance the Olympics Games experience for fans around the world,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. “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.”
Intel brings 5G technology platforms to life with industry leaders for the world's largest 5G showcase, setting the stage for the global deployment of 5G. At PyeongChang 2018, Intel, KT and ecosystem collaborators will deliver a 5G showcase in Gangneung Olympic Park, in Gwanghwamoon, Seoul, and at other Olympic venues across South Korea.
VR, 3D and 360-degree content development
Intel True VR will offer the first live virtual reality broadcast of the Olympic Winter Games, bringing fans closer to the action than ever before. Together with Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS), Intel will capture a record 30 Olympic events, with both live and video-on-demand content available.
Through the Intel True VR experience, viewers will be able to tour the Olympic venues. Headset viewers will also be able to “fly” through the world of the Olympic Winter Games, giving the users a sense of the layout of the different locations of specific venues.
The virtual reality experience will be available on multiple devices and platforms in partnership with global Olympic Rights-Holding Broadcasters.
For more information, visit: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/sports/olympic-games/true-vr.html.
Intel drone light show technology will create never-seen-before images in the sky.
Intel will bring Esports to PyeongChang ahead of the Olympic Winter Games, delivering two distinct gaming experiences:
- The Intel® Extreme Masters PyeongChang Esports tournament, featuring Blizzard Entertainment’s “StarCraft® II”
- A separate exhibition featuring Ubisoft’s action-sports title “Steep™ Road to the Olympics,” the official licensed game of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018.
Intel will provide technological and content support for the OBS host broadcaster operations, as well as for the Olympic Channel, the multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round.
Intel is the newest Worldwide Olympic Partner, with global activation rights that include the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the Olympic Games Paris 2024. Intel’s innovative technology solutions will allow fans, athletes, teams and leagues the chance to experience the Olympic Games like never before.