(Left) Samsung Galaxy S III offer (Right) BBS Sport app
Just in time for the summer Olympics, BBC-sports has announced live European sporting events will r stream to mobile phones and tablets. A partnership between Samsung and Eurosport will be bringing the lucky Samsung Galaxy S3 owners the option to try out the new Eurosport player app for free. The newly available options will allow sports fans to catch every moment of the most important sporting events.
With the growing use of on-the-go mobile web access, why not provide a means of mobile video for the large population of sporting fans? Many people already enjoy live and on demand videos through their desktops or office computers. To bring the sports world to mobile devices, BBC redesigned their website using an approach called 'responsive design.' The responsive design system automatically formats the web page to adapt to the device's screen size and system capabilities. As a result, a wide variety of devices could access the web page with results optimized for their specific system.
Samsung's free Eurosport offer will be available to all participating countries, which is almost all the European countries excluding Italy. The app typically costs $5.90 a month and will give customers access to all the latest new, scores, and highlights. For streaming, Android devices must have an OS 2.2 or newer, and for Apple devices they must have an iOS 5.0 or greater. The Samsung offer will be available starting July 14th and will run through August 12th. With major European sport coverage beginning soon, the Olympics in particular, their streaming system may take off instantly.