NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- NBA Digital, co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, and NextVR, an official live VR partner of the NBA, today announced the live VR game schedule for the 2019-20 regular season. Tipping off Oct. 26 with the New Orleans Pelicans vs. the Houston Rockets, the schedule will feature a top game each week throughout the NBA regular season, available to NBA League Pass subscribers within the NextVR app.
NextVR and NBA Digital also announced an extension of their partnership, which will feature weekly immersive, stereoscopic 3D game broadcasts, full game replays, highlights and other on-demand content. In addition, all NBA League Pass games will include 2D streaming with NextVR Screening Room, a VR environment in the NextVR app with games appearing on a theater-sized screen.
For the second consecutive season, the parties will distribute NBA League Pass VR within Oculus Venues' social viewing experience in the U.S., where fans can connect with friends and share the experience with a community of thousands – all live in real time.
"We are delighted to renew our partnership with the NBA as we continue to evolve our VR broadcast to provide the highest fidelity, most immersive NBA experience in VR," said David Cole, NextVR co-founder and CEO. "This season comes on the heels of our recent launch on Oculus Quest. By capitalizing on new VR headsets with next-generation optics and highly optimized architecture, we'll be able to deliver higher-fidelity NBA VR than ever before."
"NextVR will continue to provide a unique courtside experience," said Mike Chioditti, NBA Senior Director, New Media Distribution. "We're also excited to partner with Oculus again to deliver a communal experience for fans to enjoy NBA basketball in VR."
NextVR live games will be available as part of an NBA League Pass subscription or through a stand-alone VR or Single Game package, which can be purchased directly through the NBA or participating video distributors. The free NextVR app is available for download on every major VR platform: Gear VR, Google Daydream, Microsoft Mixed Reality, PlayStation VR, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest.
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NextVR + NBA 2019-20 Schedule
Schedule Date Date Time (EST) Away Home
Week 1 Saturday 10/26 8:00PM NOP HOU
Week 2 Sunday 10/27 7:00PM POR DAL
Week 3 Friday 11/8 10:00PM BKN POR
Week 4 Monday 11/11 10:30PM UTA GSW
Week 5 Saturday 11/23 8:30PM DET MIL
Week 6 Monday 11/25 8:00PM POR CHI
Week 7 Saturday 12/7 10:00PM MEM UTA
Week 8 Sunday 12/15 8:30PM SAC GSW
Week 9 Saturday 12/21 8:30PM LAC SAS
Week 10 Saturday 12/28 10:00PM LAL POR
Week 11 Sunday 1/5 10:00PM DET LAL
Week 12 Saturday 1/11 7:00PM NOP BOS
Week 13 Monday 1/13 7:00PM PHI IND
Week 14 Friday 1/24 8:00PM DEN NOP
Week 15 Monday 1/27 8:00PM SAC MIN
Week 16 Wednesday 2/5 10:30PM MIA LAC
Week 17 Monday 2/10 9:00PM SAS DEN
Week 18 Sunday 2/23 7:00PM SAS OKC
Week 19 Sunday 3/1 6:00PM TOR DEN
Week 20 Sunday 3/8 6:00PM MIL PHX
Week 21 Friday 3/13 9:00PM NOP UTA
Week 22 Saturday 3/21 6:00PM BOS BKN
Week 23 Monday 3/23 7:00PM LAC NYK
Week 24 Saturday 4/4 10:00PM LAL SAC
Week 25 Tuesday 4/7 7:30PM DET ATL
Week 26 Monday 4/13 10:30PM MIN LAC
NextVR is the world's best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion. NextVR has world-class partnerships with leaders in sports and entertainment, including the NBA, WWE, FOX Sports, Live Nation, and the International Champions Cup. NextVR was founded by industry leaders with decades of experience in 3D stereoscopic imaging, compression technology and VR broadcasting. For more information, visit NextVR.com.
About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital's assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.6 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
About NBA Digital
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