The BBC will be giving viewers at home and around the world a 360 degree panoramic view of the London New Year’s Eve fireworks display for the first time.
Millions around the UK tune in to the display live on BBC One every year, and this year viewers will have the opportunity to head online for an enhanced viewing experience which will make them feel as though they are at the display.
BBC Taster, the BBC’s home for innovation and new ideas along with BBC Studios’ world-class events team, will let viewers get closer to the action, by taking control of the camera angle of the event by tilting and panning on their tablet or mobile device, or using arrow keys on a laptop or PC, giving a full vista of the fireworks and surrounding sites.
New Year’s Eve is one of the busiest nights of the year, particularly in central London, but revellers, wherever they are, are advised to plan ahead to get the most out of the huge range of other celebratory activities taking place in venues across the capital. All 110,000 tickets for the fireworks have been purchased.
“New Year’s Eve is one of the most special times of the year for many in the UK and across the world. This year we’ve been bringing audiences new innovations for the Olympics to Euro 2016. We’re thrilled to end the year with a special 360 degree experience of London’s spectacular fireworks online – as well as full coverage on BBC One. So from Belfast to Birmingham, from Swansea to Stirling – viewers can experience the magic of London’s fireworks closer than ever before.” – Matthew Postgate, BBC Chief Technology and Product Officer