Pelicans vs. Warriors to Be 1st Live Sports Game Aired in Virtual Reality

October 27th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

The NBA is teaming up with Turner Sports and technology company NextVR to present the first live sports game to air in virtual reality Tuesday night when the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors begin their title defense against the New Orleans Pelicans.  

An official release from NBA Communications states the ring ceremony before the game will also be available for viewing via virtual reality. Last season, the NBA released All-Star Weekend highlights in the format, becoming the first U.S. professional sports league to do so.

All of the information about the necessary devices and how to access the feed once it becomes available for the ring ceremony is posted on NextVR's official site.

Jessica Golden of CNBC passed along comments from Jeff Marsilio, the vice president of global media distribution for the NBA, about what fans would experience: "This is a landmark event for us and will give fans the feeling of sitting courtside."

He stated it's the only planned use of the technology as of now. That could change depending on how successful the broadcast is as they work to improve the fan experienc ...

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