When companies saw potential in virtual reality, brands jumped in to manufacture their own headsets, while others focused on VR content. Now, every brand is trying to deliver unique content to customers to stand out in the competition.
A few days ago, news came out saying Pornhub has launched a virtual reality channel, which is supported by Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. Now comes news of Gear VR supporting NCAA March Madness.
NCAA March Madness Live VR App, sponsored by Capital One, will allow you to watch the final four games on Samsung Gear VR headset. The move was officially announced by NCAA on its site. If you do not own the virtual reality headset, you can also use 2D, 180-degree streaming of games on the desktop. In the official announcement about NCAA March Madness live streaming, NCAA wrote,
“NCAA March Madness Live, managed by Turner Sports – in partnership with CBS, NCAA Corporate Champion Capital One and Oculus – will provide live game coverage of the NCAA Final Four Semifinals and National Championship in virtual reality for the first time. The 180-degree live stream – produced in collaboration with VOKE and available via a new virtual reality version of the NCAA March Madness Live app in the Oculus Store – will allow fans to follow the live game action while using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. The NCAA March Madness Live VR App is available to download for free through the Oculus store.”
Besides the NCAA March Madness live final four semifinals, Gear VR headset owners can also “view a virtual scoreboard with live stats.” It will also include game commentary from Grant Hill, Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson and Bill Raftery during the live streaming, along with sounds from the arena. In the post, NCAA has also mentioned that “the full tournament bracket along with the video highlights will also be presented in the app.
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