Intel and Turner Sports are returning for the 2018-19 NBA season with exclusive virtual reality broadcasts via the NBA on TNT VR app powered by Intel True VR.
The app takes fans courtside from anywhere via multiple Intel True VR stereoscopic pods, each containing up to 12 4K-resolution cameras.
Available to download for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR headsets via the Oculus store, the NBA on TNT VR app takes fans onto the virtual set of Turner Sports’ “Inside the NBA,” where they can access live game action, full-game replays, highlights and more. The app will deliver a customized VR broadcast and commentary across NBA on TNT’s live coverage throughout the rest of the season, including a weekly marquee game, NBA All-Star Weekend, a Martin Luther King Jr. Day matchup, TNT’s extensive 2019 NBA Playoffs coverage, and TNT’s exclusive presentation of the 2019 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.
Veteran broadcaster Stephanie Ready and former NBA champion and three-time NBA All-Star Richard “Rip” Hamilton will serve as commentators throughout the season.
The NBA on TNT VR app takes fans courtside from anywhere via multiple Intel True VR stereoscopic pods, each containing up to 12 4K-resolution cameras. The footage is stitched to produce a live VR broadcast, using Intel’s end-to-end technology solutions. Fans have the option of watching a live produced feed or switching between multiple vantage points of their choice.
Deploying new Intel True VR cameras
This season, the companies are deploying new Intel True VR cameras that promise to offer fans an enhanced field of view, resolution and color. A new head-mounted display app delivers new content navigation and interactivity. Real-time data, such as integrated game and shot clocks, and more team and player stats round out the additions to the app.
The 2018-19 NBA on TNT VR schedule is available at the Intel Sports page.