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Eurosport has become the first major European sports broadcaster to launch a virtual reality app.

Eurosport VR has launched to coincide with the French Open tennis tournament currently taking place at Roland Garros. It provides highlights of each day's play, exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the players, all in the beauty of immersive, 360-degree virtual reality.

You can also see on-court 360-degree views, so you'll feel as if you were actually there.

It's not the first time Europsort has dabbled in VR. It previously released a 360-degree film from skier Bode Miller's point of view as he made his way along the Beaver Creek course. You can watch this video through the new app.

"We continually strive to deliver new and exciting ways for fans to immerse themselves in world-class sport," said Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton. "Using innovative production technologies, the Eurosport VR app will transport fans right to the heart of the action and bring them closer than ever to their heroes."

BT and Sky have dipped their toes in the VR waters. Sky has even set up its own in-house VR studio to produce films. But Eurosport has beaten them both to launching a dedicated VR app.

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