CBC's FIFA app puts viewers in director's chair
Multi-angle camera experience a first in World Cup coverage
Choose your own camera angle. Watch live matches from anywhere, even if you're not on wifi. Those are some of the top features of CBC's FIFA World Cup app, which is now avaialble for ios and Android devices.
On the heels of a hugely successful iOS and Android app from the Sochi Olympics, CBC Sports has high expectations for its mobile coverage of the Brazil World Cup, where the best soccer-playing nations on the planet have gathered for the biggest sporting event of the year.
The Sochi app recorded more than 2.5 million downloads. Early reviews suggest the CBC FIFA app is an even better experience.
In addition to the standard content of match schedules, TV listings, latest news, scores and stats, the app allows viewers to choose from six different camera angles on live feeds and replays.
"While watching the main match feed, the viewer will have some pretty amazing tools to truly get inside the game," said Paul McDougall, Executive Producer of CBC's coverage of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The multi-angle camera feed is a key improvement over the Sochi app, and encourages soccer fans to keep their mobile devices handy, even when watching on TV. The video player on CBC's FIFA website also has the multi-angle camera option.
All matches of the World Cup are live streamed at cbc.ca/fifaworldcup and on the app. Highlights and features are also available on the app for a comprehensive mobile experience.