Specialist virtual reality (VR) broadcaster NextVR has partnered with several of the biggest sporting associations to bring fans up close and immersive 360-degree action. Today, the company has announced a new partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) in association with Disney Streaming Services, enabling hockey fans to enjoy more of their favourite sport.
To mark the start of the new partnership NHL fans will be able to watch last weekends 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game which NextVR captured, available for free via the NHL channel on NextVR’s app.
“There couldn’t be a better time to add the NHL to our growing portfolio of content partnerships. The VR industry continues to gather momentum after a blockbuster holiday shopping season, and now more sports fans than ever will be able to immerse themselves in this completely new hockey VR experience,” said Danny Keens, VP of Content at NextVR in a statement. “NHL fans are passionate and always on the look-out for more action and adrenaline. This partnership will give them sensations that only fans at the arena have been able to experience so far.”
The All-Star Game is just the first in a much broader content lineup that NextVR has planned, with future NHL coverage set to feature post-game highlights which will showcase the speed and finesse of NHL‘s teams, the big hits, epic matchups and of course the goals. Neither the NHL or NextVR have said which games will be recorded and when further content will be rolled out.
“We are always looking to create new experiences for our passionate fans, and are pleased to partner with NextVR, a global leader in producing virtual reality content. Not every fan can experience our marquee events in-person, but NextVR‘s immersive content will bring fans closer to the on-ice action than ever before and make them feel like they are at a live NHL game,“ adds Chris Golier, NHL Vice President of Business Development.
The free NextVR app can be downloaded for the following platforms, direct from their own stores: Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive Pro, HTC Vive Focus, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Pimax, Gear VR, and Google Daydream. For further NextVR updates, keep reading VRFocus.
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