The news follows yesterday’s announcement of the Virtual Reality coverage of French Open by France Télévisions.
The innovation builds on the development of a range of VR content by Eurosport and Discovery Communications, including the 360° film which allowed fans to experience Bode Miller’s point of view as he tackled the Beaver Creek course ahead of last winter’s Alpine Skiing World Cup event at the venue.
“We continually strive to deliver new and exciting ways for fans to immerse themselves in world-class sport. Using innovative production technologies, the Eurosport VR app will transport fans right to the heart of the action and bring them closer than ever to their heroes,” said Peter Hutton, Eurosport CEO.
“There was an amazing reaction to our first VR video featuring Bode Miller and we can’t wait for fans to experience tennis in VR, many for the very first time.”
Eurosport VR is available to download now on iOS, Android and Oculus devices. Fans can experience all films via VR goggles, such as Samsung Gear VR, or solutions such as Google Cardboard.
Roland Garros highlights and behind the scenes footage will be available to watch after the close of play each day from the opening of the tournament, until Sunday June 5, 2016, the date of the Men’s Singles final.
The Discovery VR app has seen more than 700,000 downloads and 30 million streams to date, with new content added each week across its platforms.