NextVR and NBA to Feature 2019 NBA Finals in VR

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For the third straight year, NextVR will offer fans free on-demand virtual reality game highlights of the 2019 NBA Finals featuring the Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors.

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“NBA fans will have the opportunity to experience the Finals in a unique and immersive way."

For the third straight year, NBA Digital – co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports – and NextVR, the Official VR PARTNER of the NBA, will offer fans free on-demand virtual reality game highlights of the 2019 NBA Finals presented by YouTube TV featuring the Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors.

On the day following each game of the Finals, fans will be able to access highlights in the NBA Finals channel within the NextVR app.

“NBA Finals highlights are among NextVR’s most popular sports experiences, year after year. We are fired up to provide fans with their favorite experience for the third year in a row,” said Danny Keens, Vice President of Content at NextVR. “This year with NBA Finals highlights centered on a unique viewpoint, from the stanchion, NextVR is putting fans closer to NBA Finals action than ever before.”

“The NBA Finals is the most anticipated event of our season, and we are excited to once again partner with NextVR to deliver innovative VR highlights following each game,” said Jeff Marsilio, NBA Senior Vice President, New Media Distribution. “NBA fans will have the opportunity to experience the Finals in a unique and immersive way."

Additionally, fans can continue to experience NBA feature content now available in the NBA League Pass channel.

After the recently-announced availability for STEAM, the free NextVR app 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, Gear VR, Google Daydream and STEAM.

Visit nextvr.com and follow @NextVR on Twitter and Instagram and NextVR on Facebook for programming announcements.

About NextVR

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, NHL, 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 125,000 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

NBA Digital is the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, including NBA TV, the NBA App, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBAGLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

Media Contacts:
Marie Sornin
NextVR
press@nextvr.com

Chase Kressel
NBA
ckressel@nba.com

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