1:12pm PT by Carolyn Giardina
One NBA Game Per Week to Get Virtual Reality Live Stream Treatment
In a key move to deliver a more steady stream of virtual reality content to headset owners, NBA Digital and VR startup NextVR reached an agreement to live-stream at least one NBA game per week in VR during the 2016-17 season.
The weekly games will be available as part of the NBA League Pass full season package. As part of the NBA League Pass free trial period, the first VR game will be available for free on Oct. 27 when the Sacramento Kings host the San Antonio Spurs at the Golden 1 Center. It can be found via the NextVR app and viewed on Samsung Gear VR headsets.
According to the companies, VR broadcasts will be produced with dedicated announcers, multiple camera angles and graphics. Game breaks will be filled with in-venue entertainment, behind-the-scenes footage from the arena and VR-specific commentary.