MediaKind has streamed the world’s first multi-channel 6K 360-degree live sports event, in partnership with Deutsche Telekom, Tiledmedia and Magnum Film.
The basketball match took place on 9th December between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg, from the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany.
The live streams were delivered to customers of Deustche Telekom’s commercial Magenta VR service via a consumer app.
Deutsche Telekom commissioned Magnum Film for the on-site acquisition and production of the sports event in 360-degree video.
The 360-degree live encoder was built using MediaKind’s virtualised software encoding technology and deployed in Google Cloud Platform.
MediaKind CEO Angel Ruiz said: “Consumers are always seeking new ways to experience their favourite sports content. Through the rapid evolution of 360-degree technology, we have the potential to push boundaries and take the consumer to the heart of the game itself.”