NFL AND NextVR return for second season of Virtual Reality experiences

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Oct. 5, 2017 –  The National Football League and NextVR are back for a second season to bring fans an immersive post-game experience in virtual reality featuring highlights from five 2017 NFL regular season games. The NFL VR Experiences will be hosted by Super Bowl XLIV Champion Reggie Bush and sports commentator Elika Sadeghi. Each post-game highlight will showcase the best VR moments from the game and be available to fans on-demand in the NextVR app.

Kicking things off today in the NextVR app, the NFL VR Experience Preview Show from the NextVR studio with Reggie Bush and Elika Sadeghi takes fans through the five 2017 NFL regular season game matchups and what they can expect from the immersive VR post-game programs. Following the final scheduled game in NextVR, the duo will be back in the NextVR studio to recap the best plays from this season’s VR line-up.

“I truly feel that VR is the future. It’s innovative, and I couldn’t wait to be part of it,” commented Reggie Bush. “I’m excited for the fans to watch football in NextVR because they’re going to get a real in-game experience of what we go through as athletes on the field.”

NFL VR Experiences:

  • Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, October 15
  • Los Angeles Chargers at New England Patriots on Sunday, October 29
  • Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, November 12
  • Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders on Sunday, November 26
  • Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants on Sunday, December 10

“We are thrilled to be back for a second NFL season with more games in addition to the VR studio shows with Reggie Bush,” said David Cole, NextVR CEO. “NFL fans expect the best and want to be as close to the action as possible. At NextVR we continue to evolve and improve the fan experience through our technology in collaboration with NFL Films to deliver a premium virtual reality production.”

“Virtual reality provides the NFL with another platform to further enrich the game experience for our fans,” said William Deng, Director, Media Strategy and Business Development at the NFL. “We’re excited to partner with NextVR for a second year to build on the fan experience we pioneered last year.”

For each virtual reality production, NextVR will work alongside the award-winning NFL Films team utilizing their expertise to position multiple VR cameras along the field and throughout the stadiums to transport fans into a dynamic VR experience. The content will be available for free to fans worldwide on the NFL channel in the NextVR app following each scheduled VR game.

Fans can go to nextvr.com/get-started for additional details including how to get started in VR. For updates make sure to follow NextVR across major social media platforms.

About NextVR

NextVR is the world’s leading virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in virtual reality to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has multiple patented technologies that deliver an unparalleled virtual reality experience, providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion. NextVR has world-class partnerships with leaders in sports and entertainment including the NFL, NBA, 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 NFL Media

The NFL’s Media group is a multifaceted department that includes NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL Digital Media and the NFL’s Broadcasting department.

NFL Network, with its offices and studios located in Los Angeles, CA, provides NFL fans with information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year.

Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps. NFL Network also produces NFL RedZone channel, featuring every touchdown from every game on Sunday afternoons during the regular season.

NFL Digital Media division is responsible for all aspects of NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon, NFL Now, the 32 Club Sites and the NFL’s Fantasy Products. In addition, the Digital Media group is responsible for identifying and executing on new business opportunities in emerging media industries such as mobile, broadband, wireless, virtual reality, and interactive TV.

A winner of 121 Emmy Awards, NFL Films is a key supplier of NFL Network’s programming, including the America’s Game series, The Top 100, and the Emmy-nominated series A Football Life, offering untold stories into the lives of some the NFL’s most recognizable icons. With more than 100 million feet of film in its library, NFL Films is the historical backbone of NFL Network.

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