1:08pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
Fox Sports to Stream Live Boxing Via Virtual Reality Headsets
Fox Sports is planning to offer the Jan. 23 Premier Boxing Champions matches, live in virtual reality, through the NextVR app for Samsung Gear VR headsets. It will be broadcast simultaneously with the Fox Sports live coverage from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The contests, headlined by Danny Garcia's bout with Robert Guerrero, will be captured with multiple VR-capable cameras that will be placed around the ring.
Fox as a whole has taken a serious interest in VR. It recently debuted its The Martian VR Experience, a narrative, interactive experience, during CES in Las Vegas.
NextVR is a California startup with a focus on enabling live broadcasting to VR headsets. During the recent CES, it hosted a private live streaming party of a NBA game.