NextVR and ICC Partner to Deliver First VR Football Broadcast
Virtual reality (VR) technology company NextVR is working on a number of projects that are pushing the boundaries of broadcasting with the technology. In the past few months the group has been working with a range of organisations to deliver live streamed sports broadcasting, filmed in 360 degrees. It has now been announced that NextVR is now partnering with the International Champions Cup (ICC) to deliver live VR broadcasting to international football fans.
The match between Manchester United and FC Barcelona will be live-streamed in VR at the International Champions Cup North America from the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday 25th July 2015, and is hosted by Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures.
This will be the first ever live VR broadcast of a major soccer tournament, the match will be captured from five premium vantage points on the field and live-streamed to fans, press and VIPs at the stadium, along with select locations worldwide.
Brad Allen, Executive Chairman of NextVR said about the venture: “We are excited to partner with RSE Ventures and the International Champions Cup on this incredible tournament. The International Champions Cup live-stream of the Barcelona vs. FC Manchester United match will provide a glimpse of what is in store.”
“Virtual reality will give fans the opportunity to experience live sports like never before. The International Champions Cup live-stream of the Barcelona vs. FC Manchester United match will provide a glimpse of what is in store,” said Matt Higgins, Co-Founder and CEO of RSE Ventures.
VRFocus will continue to follow the latest announcement from NextVR regarding further events in the future.