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2015 SEA Games goes digital

Nurdianah Md Nur | May 19, 2015
Fans around the region will be able to catch the games live via the free mobile app and official YouTube channel.

SEA Games Digital Offerings

With the plethora of channels available, sports fans will have little reason to miss the upcoming 28th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which takes place from 5 to 16 June 2015 in Singapore.

Even if you aren't in Singapore or at the games venue, you could catch the games live through the digital offerings provided by the Singapore Southeast Asian Games Organising Committee (SINGSOC).

The first digital offering is the official SEA Games YouTube channel. According to SINGSOC, the channel will showcase live streaming of 17 different sports, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. Post-event highlights and highlights of daily golden moments will also be posted on the channel for those who have missed the live event.

Secondly, anyone with an iOS or Android-based smartphone or tablet could experience an immersive viewing experience of the games via the free 28th SEA Games TV mobile app. The app will deliver a multi-camera experience by using up to 16 cameras to showcase eight sports — including athletics, badminton, basketball, football, netball, swimming, table tennis and water polo —near real-time, said SINGSOC. 

Fans could also visit the SEA Games official website to gain information related to the games. This includes daily updates, medallists information, news and feature stories. The website will also host a social wall, which aims to show the softer side of the games via bite-sized content — such behind-the-scenes snapshots — created primarily by volunteer reporters.

"Making the games accessible to as many people as possible has always been a priority for us," said Lim Teck Yin, exco Chairman, SINGSOC. "Tremendous effort has gone into making sure that the 28th SEA Games in Singapore can achieve this by charting new grounds to deliver and enhance fan experiences through its digital offerings."

28th SEA Games digital offerings
28th SEA Games' digital offerings in a snapshot. Click to enlarge. Credit: SINGSOC


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