NextVR Presents World's First VR Soccer Live Streaming
NextVR, the Laguna Beach, California based VR startup has announced a partnership with the International Champions Cup (ICC). The annual summer soccer tournament is hosted by Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures. NextVR is among the few VR companies that specialized in live-streaming and live-broadcasting virtual reality content shot with 180-degree camera.
World's First VR Live-Streaming Of International Champion Cup North America
NextVR will live-stream virtual reality content for the sold-out International Champions Cup match that will take place tomorrow, Saturday July 25 between the “Manchester United” & “FC Barcelona” at the Levi’s® Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The home of the San Francisco 49ers!
This marks the world's first ever live virtual broadcasting for a major league soccer match! The live event will be captured via 5 vantage points across the soccer field, while being live-streamed to worldwide ( selected locations ) soccer fans in real-time!
NextVR and RSE Ventures wants to bring to fans a brand new highly immersive experience of a live soccer match that can be viewed and enjoyed by fans from any place in the world.
Live event broadcasting or live streaming is not new, but live-streaming “virtual reality content” is a breakthrough technology that would transport fans who are unable to attend in person to the event, and experience up close in real-time! The experience will be interactive, as the fans has the freedom to look around the live event and the stadium in any direction during the live-broadcast.
Below is a video produced by BBC clicks on NextVR's breakthrough virtual reality live-streaming technology:
“We are excited to partner with RSE Ventures and the International Champions Cup on this incredible tournament. We are putting fans in places where they would never be able to access in a stadium seat – a groundbreaking event for the world of soccer.” Brad Allen, Executive Chairman @ NextVR.
“Virtual reality will give fans the opportunity to experience live sports like never before, The International Champions Cup live-stream of the Barcelona vs. FC Manchester United match will provide a glimpse of what is in store.” Matt Higgins, Co-Founder & CEO of RSE Ventures
NextVR: Fully Immersive Virtual Reality Live Event Streaming Specialist
NextVR is leading the way in providing live, long-form broadcast quality content across all virtual reality devices to a global audience. NextVR has tested and proven its live delivery platform with the NBA, NHL, MLB, U.S. Open and partnered with FOX Sports earlier this year to broadcast the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in California. Events captured live will be available on NextVr's portal, and can be viewed with any VR heads such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR.
RSE Ventured, founded in 2012 by Stephen M. Ross and Matt Higgins, RSE Ventures is a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies. RSE builds, owns and operates companies in sports, media, entertainment and technology, including Catalyst Media Group, VaynerMedia, Vayner/RSE, Relevent Sports, Ascendent Sports Group and the International Champions Cup.
International Champions Cup
International Champions Cup, is an annual summer soccer tournament started in the summer of 2013. The International Champions Cup is owned by RSE Ventures, a worldwide sports and entertainment company with a strong focus on new breakthrough technologies. Entering the third season, ICC hosts major tournaments around the world. The 2015 International Champions Cup North America will run through August 5th and will feature 17 matches played across 12 regions throughout the world. The International Champions Cup hosts soccer events taking place in worldwide stadiums across United States, China, Australia, and Europe.