APPS & BOTS
José Aboumrad, representative of Grupo Carso and director of Claro Sports, presented the Claro Sports app Monday at the Soumaya museum in Mexico City.The Claro Sports app is free and available for Android, iOS and Windows. It allows users access to an on-demand experience of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and offers over 3,000 hours of real-time broadcast featuring all Olympic sports.[caption id="attachment_29028" align="alignleft" width="300"]
José Aboumrad talks about the features of the Claro Sports app. Photo: The News/Guillermo Verduzco
[/caption]América Móvil strategic alliances director Arturo Elías Ayub said, "We are taking technology and telecommunications to the next level with this new way of transmitting a globally important event using smartphones, tablets and computers. We are betting that the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are going to be the most watched in history. We aim to expand the way in which people can enjoy this sporting event, by giving them full control to choose what they want to see and which platform they want to use to see it."The Rio 2016 Olympic Games will be held from Aug. 5 to 21 in Rio de Janeiro. América Móvil has constructed a technological infrastructure that will guarantee Claro Sports' transmission at all times. It features seven satellites, two data centers, 17,500 kilometers (10,873 miles) of undersea cables and 370 kilometers of optical fiber.Claro Sports will allow users to access up to 36 simultaneous live and on-demand transmissions. The app will also feature three-minute summaries focusing on the highlights of each session, statistics related to each sport, and a customizable timeline so that users can follow up on scores and filter the information they can access based on sport and nationality.[caption id="attachment_29030" align="alignright" width="300"]
The presentation of the Claro Sports app at the Soumaya museum. Photo: The News/Guillermo Verduzco
[/caption]In addition to covering the event in real time, Claro Sport will offer three daily summaries led by journalist Javier Solórzano, who will be accompanied by sports personalities such as Mexican racquetball player Paola Longoria, sports commentator Alberto Lati, former president of Mexico's National Commission for Physical Culture and Sport (Conade) Bernardo de la Garza and singer Ximena Sariñana.