As part of its yearly broadcast schedule, virtual reality (VR) platform NextVR has held a longstanding partnership with the NBA to showcase highlights of games via its app. As official VR partner of the NBA, NextVR will be able to offer basketball fans free on-demand highlights of the 2019 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV featuring the Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors.
Via the NextVR app fans will be able to access highlights in the NBA Finals channel, following each game, being able to go ringside and enjoy the action first hand.
“NBA Finals highlights are among NextVR’s most popular sports experiences, year after year. We are fired up to provide fans with their favourite experience for the third year in a row,” said Danny Keens, Vice President of Content at NextVR in a statement. “This year with NBA Finals highlights centred on a unique viewpoint, from the stanchion, NextVR is putting fans closer to NBA Finals action than ever before.”
“The NBA Finals is the most anticipated event of our season, and we are excited to once again partner with NextVR to deliver innovative VR highlights following each game,” said Jeff Marsilio, NBA Senior Vice President, New Media Distribution. “NBA fans will have the opportunity to experience the Finals in a unique and immersive way.”
As well as the highlights, viewers can continue to experience NBA feature content available via the NBA League Pass channel.
The NextVR app is now more widely available than ever. Originally a mobile app for headsets like Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, NextVR brought support to Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC VIVE Pro, HTC Vive Focus, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality. And to help with distribution, the app arrived on Steam earlier this year.
NextVR isn’t just about basketball either. The VR broadcaster puts you up front for WWE fights, NHL games and football matches, as well as concerts, and stand-up comedy gigs. As the company expands its VR content roster, VRFocus will bring you all the latest news and updates so you know what and when to watch.