It’s no secret that VR has been growing in popularity as of late, and that’s made very clear by today’s news from FOX Sports. NextVR, a company that specializes in live VR broadcasting, and FOX Sports have just announced that they’re teaming up to bring live boxing matches to the virtual reality world. FOX Sports will be airing the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) matches at 8:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 23rd in virtual reality. The PBC matches will be headlined by Danny “Swift” Garcia who will be facing Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
What is Virtual Reality, and what role will Android play?
The PBC matches will be available for free through the NextVR portal. Anyone with a Samsung Gear VR headset will be able to download the NextVR app and access the fight through any of Samsung’s latest smartphones. NextVR will be setting up multiple cameras around the ring (including ringside), to capture the fight in HD VR. The fight commentary and graphics will be included in the virtual reality live stream, so folks streaming it through their headsets won’t miss out on the play-by-play commentary.
This isn’t the first time the two companies have teamed up to bring live sports to VR. In 2015, NextVR and FOX Sports partnered to broadcast the Auto Club 400 NASCAR race and the United States Open Golf Championship from Chambers Bay in Washington in virtual reality.
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