SINGAPORE - For the first time in SEA Games history, sports fans will be able catch the action at the biennial multi-sport event on a mobile phone/tablet app. The SEA Games TV mobile application will be available for free public download from May 25. (A beta version for Android is available for download from Tuesday.)
Over 600 hours of sports competition at the June 5-16 Singapore Games will be streamed live, and this can be accessed from any smart mobile device or tablet for iOS and Android. The SEA Games TV app will be the first interactive multi-camera coverage app developed for any multi-sport competition.
The move is part of the Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee's (Singsoc) promise to offer the most comprehensive digital experience for all fans, no matter where they are.
"The growth in our social fanbase and digital traffic has been very encouraging. We want to keep them updated and excited about the Games, no matter where they live," said Lim Teck Yin, Singsoc's executive committee chairman.
The official SEA Games YouTube account will stream 17 sports live, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. For those who miss the live broadcast, post-event highlights and highlights of daily golden moments will be available on the YouTube channel as well.
For those who prefer bite-sized content, the official SEA Games website, SEAGames2015.com, will feature an all new 28th SEA Games Social Wall where content, photos and videos will be uploaded by more than 100 volunteers covering the events across all 31 venues. Tagged according to sports, countries and venues, users can conveniently search and customise the content they receive. The #seagames2015 hashtag will also help to pull in content from various social media platforms.
More than 500 people have been engaged and involved in the developing and fine-tuning of these applications over the past three years.
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