The NBA already has a deal in place with Turner broadcasting that guarantees the media giants the rights to broadcast the NBA games with VR technology. Upon seeing previous few videos it is easy to imagine the fans’ reception of live game coverage with the same VR technology.
Virtual reality is officially a trend in the NBA. First came the news that NBA and Turner Broadcasting partnered with NextVR to bring the first livestreamed virtual reality broadcast to Samsung Gear VR owners on Oct. 27 between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans.
Turner Sports* and Intel today announced a multiyear partnership to make live NBA* game action available in virtual reality using Intel True VR technology. Intel will become the Exclusive Provider of Virtual Reality for the NBA on TNT and deliver live content for marquee matchups beginning with NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles.