RT to Show MMA Match in 360 Degrees

RT, a global English-language news network based in Russia, will produce a 360-degree video of tonight’s Fedor Emelianenko vs. Fabio Maldonado mixed martial arts match in St. Petersburg. The fight will be made available to viewers via its RT360 app for iOS and Android.

RT has already amassed a large library of 360-degree videos found here, including a half-hour newscast that streamed live, and such sports events as “bikini–clad skiing” and a boxer in training, which you can view in 360 degrees below. Just click on the video and move your curser right, left, up or down.

RT said that 9,000 fans are expected at tonight’s fight at Sibur Arena. Emelianenko, a four-time MMA champion nicknamed “The Last Emperor,” has not fought in Russia since 2012.

About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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