Though Saturday night’s Danny Garcia-Robert Guerrero fight will headline the first boxing placard to be shown on primetime Fox in nearly 20 times, you don’t have to watch broadcast Tv in order to read specific actions.
That’s because, for the first time on a placard taking place in Northern america, Saturday’s matches will be offered in virtual reality through tech firm NextVR.
In order to broadcast in virtual reality, NextVR will set up multiple cameras around the ring to catch everything that happens while Garcia( 31 -0, 18 knockouts) tries to acquire a unoccupied macrocosm welterweight title vs. Guerrero( 33 -3- 1, 18 KOs) inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
“This is the latest example of NextVR’s commitment to raising the most compelling live content to sports fans in virtual reality, ” Brad Allen, manager chairman of NextVR, said in a statement. “We strive to deliver a great virtual reality know-how and the key is enormou, stimulating content.”
In the past year, NextVR has worked with Fox to broadcast a NASCAR race and the U.S. Open golf championship.
In order to attend the fight in VR for free, Samsung Gear VR owneds can download the NextVR app. Then, they can watch the fight through any Gear VR headset compatible telephone.
“We continue to explore ways to offer FOX Sports observers the most current and immersive engineering available, ” said David Nathanson, head of business operations for FOX Sports. “Sports devotees expect FOX to be on the cutting edge with all of our broadcasts, and through the FOX Lab initiative, we will continue to experiment with new and exciting engineerings with all of our partners.”
It’s the second time in a week we’ve seen innovation in the sport of boxing. During a heavyweight title battle between Deontay Wilder and Artur Szpilka last-place Saturday, Showtime streamed the fight for free on YouTubefor the first time.
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