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Periscope and Meerkat banned at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Periscope and Meerkat banned at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Nothing of streamings during the Rio2016 Olympics, all borrowers are prohibited from using Periscope or Meekat.

The next August 5 begin the XXXI Olympic Games in Riode Janeiro and, in the times in which we are and with current technology, it is normal that the coverage of this type of event is greater anywhere in the world, with new ways to communicate.

For example, a few days ago it was known that part of the RIO Olympics will be recorded and broadcast in Japan in 8K resolution, and there will even be content created for virtual reality. However, the IOC is not in favor of other forms of retransmission.

No streamings at the Olympic facilities

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has athletes are prohibited from using Periscope or Meekat, two of the streaming broadcast applications that have been growing the most in recent months due to their ease of use, allowing any event to be broadcast to the world in a matter of seconds and taking advantage of the power of social networks.

IOC regulations report that these types of actions are prohibited in all Olympic facilities and not only for athletes, but for any accredited person, that is to say, it also affects coaches, officials, any person belonging to the national Olympic teams and the federation and, beware, the media.

I personally think that the IOC is wrong with this decision, we are in 2016 and the information is in order, they are limiting a unique opportunity to bring sport closer to millions of people All over the planet that they will not be in Rioy could get that feeling of closeness if athletes and others accredited could teach them what's behind the scenes.

Banning live broadcasts in Ro 2016 makes no sense

The Periscope ban in Rio 2016, as well as other direct broadcast services, still makes less sense when in the Media Guide for borrowers are encouraged to give a glimpse of social networks, sharing their experiences in the Olympics with friends and followers, but that I know, also in a limited way: as long as it is material for personal use and never take the opportunity to advertise of any kind.

A pity that theInternational Olympic Committee will not accept technological news with the potential that Periscope or Meerkat could have in a world event of these characteristics. We will see what finally happens, how they control their use and what the measures will be, because I am sure they will end up being used at some point.