To tie in to the upcoming final of the UEFA Champions League, sports broadcaster BT Sport are giving away branded Google Cardboard headsets to football fans so they can enjoy the 360-degree Football final.
As reported previously, the UEFA Champions League final will be available to view in 360-degrees through a YouTube livestream or the BT Sport virtual reality (VR) app. BT Sport will be filming the match between Real Madrid and Juventus with 360-degree cameras and broadcasting live.
Fans who wish to get hold of one of the BT Sport-branded headsets for free can get them from the BT online shop if they order before 30th May, or from EE stores throughout the UK from the 23th May 2017. BT will also be giving away the devices at London Waterloo, London Liverpool Street and Birmingham New Street stations on Friday 2nd June. There will also be devices available to claim at the BT stand in the UEFA Champions Village in Cardiff on the weekend of the final. In addition, visitors the the UEFA festival also have the opportunity to try out a PlayStation VR.
Pete Oliver, managing director, BT Consumer, said: “We’re delighted to be giving people the chance to get their hands on these headsets for free, enabling our viewers to get even closer to the action. This is the biggest club football match in world football and fans and viewers will be able to experience it on BT Sport in the most innovative and exciting way as the two footballing giants Juventus and Real Madrid take on each other for European glory. We believe that VR can offer our viewers an immersive second screen view which will enhance our coverage. We’re excited to be broadcasting what we believe to be the biggest multi-camera live 360° sporting event ever for the first time to our customers.”
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