NextVR is synonymous with broadcasting sporting events in immersive 360-degrees, and this weekend is no different. The virtual reality (VR) specialist has teamed up with the University of Notre Dame for this weekends American Football match against Stanford University, to take fans right into the action.
As with previous events NextVR has broadcast, the company will use multiple cameras located around the field providing viewers with different angles and vantage points to watch the proceedings. NextVR will release several highlight packages throughout the game, concluding each quarter with audio commentary from University of Notre Dame alumnus, Heisman Trophy winner and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Tim Brown and NBC announcers.
“We are pleased to be working with NextVR, in conjunction with our long time media partner NBC Sports, to pilot new fan experiences that bring them closer to the action,” said Dan Skendzel, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Media and Branding.
NextVR will also be offering exclusive content from Brown. Available on-demand in mid-November fans will be able to access behind-the-scenes game day experiences including tailgating, the Notre Dame player walk to Notre Dame Stadium and other pre-game festivities.
“Our mission is to seek partnerships that will provide fans with unprecedented access,” said Brad Allen, Executive Chairman of NextVR. “Notre Dame fans are among the most passionate in sports, making this relationship a significant milestone for Notre Dame and collegiate football fans.”
The Notre Dame vs. Stanford game will be shown on the NextVR app which is available through the Samsung Gear VR platform.
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