NFL, NextVR Return For Second Season of VR Experience
The NFL and NextVR are back for a second season to bring fans an immersive post-game experience in virtual reality featuring highlights from five 2017 NFL regular season games. The NFL VR Experiences will be hosted by Super Bowl XLIV Champion Reggie Bush and sports commentator Elika Sadeghi. Each post-game highlight will showcase the best VR moments from the game and be available to fans on-demand in the NextVR app.
Kicking things off today in the NextVR app, the NFL VR Experience Preview Show from the NextVR studio with Reggie Bush and Elika Sadeghi takes fans through the five 2017 NFL regular season game matchups and what they can expect from the VR post-game programs. Following the final scheduled game in NextVR, the duo will be back in the NextVR studio to recap the best plays from this season’s VR line-up.
“I truly feel that VR is the future. It’s innovative, and I couldn’t wait to be part of it,”says Reggie Bush. “I’m excited for the fans to watch football in NextVR because they’re going to get a real in-game experience of what we go through as athletes on the field.”
NFL VR Experiences:
- Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 15
- Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots on Sunday, October 29
- Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 12
- Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders on Sunday, November 26
- Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants on Sunday, December 10
“We are thrilled to be back for a second NFL season with more games in addition to the VR studio shows with Reggie Bush,” says David Cole, NextVR CEO. “NFL fans expect the best and want to be as close to the action as possible. At NextVR we continue to evolve and improve the fan experience through our technology in collaboration with NFL Films to deliver a premium virtual reality production.”
“Virtual reality provides the NFL with another platform to further enrich the game experience for our fans,” says William Deng, Director, Media Strategy and Business Development at the NFL. “We’re excited to partner with NextVR for a second year to build on the fan experience we pioneered last year.”
For each virtual reality production, NextVR will work alongside the award-winning NFL Films team utilizing their expertise to position multiple VR cameras along the field and throughout the stadiums to transport fans into a dynamic VR experience. The content will be available for free to fans worldwide on the NFL channel in the NextVR app following each scheduled VR game.