NHL Teams Up With NextVR to Launch Post-Game VR Highlights Offering
Fans will have access to post-game VR highlights from major NHL events this season
NHL fans will have access to virtual reality highlights from the league’s 2019 marquee events thanks to a new deal with NextVR. In association with Disney Streaming Services, NextVR is launching the exclusive partnership by releasing a VR experience captured at the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 26, in San Jose, CA. Content captured includes digital highlight packages produced by NextVR in a 3D stereoscopic VR format. This content is now available for free to fans globally on a new NHL channel within the NextVR app.
“There couldn’t be a better time to add the NHL to our growing portfolio of content partnerships. The VR industry continues to gather momentum after a blockbuster holiday shopping season, and now more sports fans than ever will be able to immerse themselves in this completely new hockey VR experience,” says Danny Keens, VP of Content at NextVR. “NHL fans are passionate and always on the look-out for more action and adrenaline. This partnership will give them sensations that only fans at the arena have been able to experience so far.”
“We are always looking to create new experiences for our passionate fans, and are pleased to partner with NextVR, a global leader in producing virtual reality content. Not every fan can experience our marquee events in-person, but NextVR’s immersive content will bring fans closer to the on-ice action than ever before and make them feel like they are at a live NHL game,” says Chris Golier, NHL Vice President of Business Development.
NextVR is available on nearly all existing VR platforms. Fans can download the free NextVR app from the stores associated with the following platforms: Oculus Go, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC VIVE Pro, HTC Vive Focus, HTC VIVE, Windows Mixed Reality, Pimax, Gear VR, and Google Daydream.