Bundesliga Opening Football Match Goes Live in Virtual Reality
Continuing its relationship with FOX Sports, NextVR, which offers live virtual reality broadcast technology, will present the opening match of the 2016/2017 Bundesliga season in live virtual reality.
Kicking off the start of one of Europe’s leading football competitions on August 26, NextVR will broadcast Bayern München vs. Werder Bremen from Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.
Available to fans in select locations globally, the match is scheduled for 8:20pm CET/2:20pm EDT/11:20am PDT.
This marks the first time the Bundesliga will broadcast live to an international audience in virtual reality. This is another innovative event production for the Bundesliga, which aims to stay ahead of the curve through innovation and technology in sports.
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In total, seven cameras will capture action, providing pitch-level shots as NextVR continues to build a virtual reality platform that provides content for a big fan bases around the world.
The Bundesliga brings Germany’s top 18 football teams together in an annual competition for national glory and international recognition in the world’s most popular sport.
Viewers will have the ability to watch a produced feed with cameras placed in the stands, along the sidelines, midfield and behind the goal, as Manuel Neuer, Philipp Lahm and Robert Lewandowski aim to kick off Bayern München’s title defense against 4-time champion Werder Bremen.
The virtual reality experience of the opening Bundesliga match of Bayern Munich vs. Werder Bremen will be available free in the FOX Sports portal on the NextVR platform, currently compatible with Gear VR headsets.