Since NextVR entered into a multi-year partnership with the NBA its been regularly live-streaming games on its virtual reality (VR) app. This week the company has announced it will broadcast the 2017 State Farm All-Star Saturday Night and 66th NBA All-Star Game live in 360-degrees through NBA LEAGUE PASS. As part of its offerings NextVR will also offer free access to immersive highlights.
Starting at 1 am GMT on 19th February, fans will be able to experience State Farm All-Star Saturday Night featuring three signature events: The Taco Bell Skills Challenge, JBL Three-Point Contest and Verizon Slam Dunk. Then on 20th at 1am GMT, NextVR will present a live VR broadcast of the 66th NBA All-Star Game.
“Our focus at NextVR is to provide fans around the globe with breakthrough, immersive VR experiences through premium events they may never have the opportunity to attend in person,” said Brad Allen, NextVR Executive Chairman. “Live broadcasting All-Star Saturday Night and the NBA All-Star Game in virtual reality underscores our commitment to bringing fans from around the world closer to the action.”
Beginning 23rd February, NBA fans will be able to experience live games a-la-carte with a Single Game offering through for a special introductory price of $6.99 USD per game for the 2016-17 season. The entire schedule of games will also remain available to subscribers of the full-season NBA LEAGUE PASS.
To watch the games the NextVR app can be accessed through Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream View. For any further updates from NextVR and the NBA, keep reading VRFocus.