Users of Samsung Galaxy smartphones and Samsung Gear VR headsets will have access to 85 hours of programming during the Rio Olympics

New York-based broadcast television network NBC, owned by Comcast, is planning to test the waters with the first-ever virtual reality programming of olympic events, at the Rio Olympics happening from August 5 to August 21.

Virtual reality coverage in sports has been growing, with a very limited audience thus far. NBC's move will open up the virtual reality public to Samsung, the official smartphone Olympics sponsor. All Samsung Gear VR headset and Samsung Galaxy users will be able to see the virtual programing; not just those with access to expensive technology.

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