NextVR is a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm which is the leader of live-action virtual reality broadcast technology. It launched in 2009 by veterans of stereoscopic imaging technology, software development and an award-winning filmmaker. For now NextVR already has thirty-six patents that are granted for compression, display of virtual reality feed, transmissions and capture. The firm uses home or mobile connections to stream the virtual content with high quality. Focuses on new technologies, the firm has recently announced in partnership with the International Champions Cup (ICC) and thus, VR live streaming broadcast schedule for three International Champions Cup matches.
The whole notion of the VR broadcast for ICC Matches is that it will give the Samsung Gear VR an opportunity to watch games by produced feeds with the help of cameras placed in the stands, sidelines and even behind the goal. The cameras are placed in a way to capture the actions during the games from multiple angles and give the views impression of being present at the game in real life. NextVR is one of the few VR companies which is specialized in VR live streaming and live-broadcasting virtual reality content.
VR livestreamed matches will include:
• 27th July: Liverpool vs. Chelsea, Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)
• 30th July: Real Madrid vs. Chelsea, Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
• 3rd August: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich, MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
An additional game to be played is Leicester City vs. Paris Saint-Germain on July 30 in StubHub Center in Carson. The interesting thing over the last game is that both Leicester City and Paris Saint-Germain are defending champions of their respective leagues and the match is considered as one of derbies of the tournament.
Note that the VR content created by NextVR for ICC Matches 2016 is going to be free for Gear VR owners on the NextVR platform. Due to opportunities given by NextVR fans of really good sport games can enjoy deeply engaging content with clean and original quality. All you need to have to become part of VR broadcast of International Champions Cup matches is home or mobile internet connections on your smartphone and Samsung Gear VR.
Any Live-streamed event broadcasted by NextVR, including VR live streaming for ICC Matches, will be available for download by the app of Samsung Gear VR headset.