If you’re keen to grab as much screen time as possible for the Rio Olympic Games, then make it easy to catch every moment using the variety of digital broadcasting methods on offer. Thanks to home-entertainment technology, this three week event will be clearer, bigger and closer. Here’s how to make sure you can view all your favourite sports from the comfort of your armchair, at work and while out and about.
Scheduling of events
Getting the timing right for live viewings is essential so you don’t miss out on the action and of course Australia winning gold! Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne are 13 hours ahead of Rio, Adelaide is 12 ½ hours ahead and Perth is 11 hours. Local sites such as SBS and ABC Sports are your best bet for scheduling events as they don’t use syndication. You can also set reminders in your calendar for key events with Channel 7’s Olympics on 7 Reminder app.
Watching on TV
Channel 7 is the main channel for watching the 2016 Olympics on free-to-air TV as it owns the broadcasting rights. Additional digital channels 7TWO and 7mate will also have Olympic coverage. If you have an Ultra HD TV then you’ll get even clearer picture and detailed closeups – i.e beads of sweat on Usain Bolt’s brow!
MacRae has full HD 55 inch TVs to rent to watch our athletes compete in the Games, give us a call today on (07) 3356 3822 to find out more.
Computer, Phones & Tablets
If you want to watch the Games on your laptop, phone or tablet then you’ll need to visit the dedicated Channel 7 page and download the free dedicated Channel 7 web app on itunes. With the app you can access live broadcast channels, get video highlights, athlete profiles and medal tallies etc. If you pay $19.95 you can also get a premium upgrade with up to 36 channels, replays on demand and Olympic news.
McRae has a great range of computers, phones and tablets for rent so you can keep abreast of all the action. Get in touch today on give us a call today on (07) 3356 3822 to find out more.
A cool addition to the Olympic viewing scenarios is being able to watch up to 100 hours of live and on demand virtual reality (VR) footage and 360° videos. To do this you’ll need a Samsung Gear VR headset and a compatible Samsung Galaxy phone. Available footage will include both opening and closing ceremonies, track and field events, gymnastics, beach volleyball, men’s basketball and boxing.
So rent with MacRae and cheer our athletes on in the 2016 Games! Call us today on (07) 3356 3822 to find out more.