Will we all be watching our favourite sports events in VR next year?
Real football, not American football.
The Premiership has been testing out virtual reality for a couple of seasons now with limited success. Only a few matches have ever been broadcast live in VR but that doesn’t mean there isn’t interest.
On the 8th of May Sky Sports trialled the technology for the match between Manchester City and Arsenal and the broadcaster has made some efforts to kick start its virtual reality features with a 360-degree video interview with David Beckham.
Earlier this season BT Sport aired the Arsenal v Chelsea match (which Arsenal won 3-0) to fans in four EE stores around London.
BT Sport worked with LiveLike, a VR platform company, but that seems to be about as far as it has gone in the UK.
While its use is limited, companies like NextVR (again) is making a push to increase adoption. Earlier in the year the company live-streamed the match between Manchester United & Barcelona taking place in America.