Tag Archives: Rio 2016

SporTV channels reached 38 million viewers during the Olympics

SporTV channels (Globosat) reached 38 million viewers during Rio 2016 Olympic Games. This number represents an increase of 29% more viewers compared to the London Olympics 2012, Globosat reported through a press release.   To cover all competitions in Rio, SporTV offered 16 pay TV channels and 56 others channels available via streaming through SporTV [...]

Claro Sports app for the Olympics records 91 million views

Claro Sports application for the Olympics recorded 91 million views of different videos, while 120 million were registered on YouTube, according to data provided by Claro Sports and UNO TV Director, Elias Ayub.   In an interview with Radiofórmula, the executive explained  that 64% of people watching the event via Claro Sports digital platform have used [...]

Globosat, Net selected Elemental for Olympics coverage

The main Brazilian programmer, Globosat, has provided a complete coverage during Rio 2016 Olympic Games that included the broadcast of 16 SporTV channels in HD and another 44 channels available via streaming through SporTV Rio 2016 app.  To make this possible, the Brazilian company selected Elemental as its technological partner.   Globosat used Elemental video processing [...]

Padtec is Rede Globo technological partner for 8K demonstration

TV network Rede Globo from Brazil is carrying out during the Olympic Games the first 8K live transmissions open to public. For this initiative, the channel has selected Padtec as technological partner.   According to Padtec, the Multi-gigabit transmission capacity optical system, design and provided by Padtec, will connect Globo.coms datacenter to Museu do Amanhã, [...]

Globosat, SporTV partner with Samsung to show the Olympic Games in virtual reality

The Brazilian programmer Globosat and its sports channel SporTV have announced an agreement with Samsung to offer 360-degree videos of Rio 2016 Olympic Games, through SporTV VR, in selected Galaxy smartphones compatible with Samsung Gear VR.   In a statement, Globosat reported that the application will offer up to 100 hours of programming in virtual [...]

Claro Sports launches mobile app for the Olympics

  America Móvil unveiled a new mobile app of Claro Sports channel, available for free download on iOS and Android devices. The application will offer 3,000 hours of live broadcast of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.   Claro Sports director, José Aboumrad, said in a press conference that the new app will be available in [...]

TyC Sports to stream six live channels for Olympics coverage

  Sports channel TyC Sports from Argentina announced its coverage for the Rio 2016 Olympics. The channel will dedicate all its programming to the event, with more than 17 hours live. Jointly with the linear broadcast, the TV Everywhere platform TyC Sports Play will offer a minimum of six additional channels that will stream live [...]

Globo and Snapchat partner to generate content during the Olympics

  The Brazilian broadcaster Globo announced through a press release that Snapchat, the leading mobile storytelling platform, will include special content from Globo during the Olympics. The partnership marks the first time that Globo will offer exclusive content of its sports coverage on a social media.   The initiative encompasses both Globo free-to-air channel and sports [...]

Globo from Brazil will hold the first public UHD 8K live broadcast during the Olympic Games

  TV network Globo from Brazil, together with the Japanese state media company NHK, announced through a press release that they will make the first live public transmission of video in Ultra High Definition (UHD) 8K during the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games.   In the facilities of the Museum of Tomorrow, located in [...]