NESN MEDIA ADVISORY: NESN TO LIVESTREAM FOUR RED SOX GAMES IN VIRTUAL REALITY
– Beginning tonight thru Saturday: Two games each versus Toronto & Tampa at Fenway Park
– Available on Samsung Gear VR Headsets Using Select Samsung Phones
NESN is collaborating with Intel to pilot the production of four Red Sox baseball games with Intel® True VR at Fenway Park. Beginning with tonight’s Toronto vs Red Sox game and continuing for the next three games (Sept 6- 9) fans with select Samsung phones* will be able to experience the game from numerous unique camera angles in virtual reality (VR) using Samsung Gear VR headsets.
Throughout the game, NESN viewers watching via these VR headsets will be able to choose any of four locations at Fenway, or select a mode that automatically switches between seven locations for the viewer. In addition, real-time statistics will display behind viewers in the 360-degree landscape.
Fans will continue to hear the NESN telecast and see HD replays. Every night, the VR experience will include a unique camera location, usually in a spot fans cannot normally access.
In advance of the game telecast, viewers planning to watch the VR experience on their Samsung GearVR headset and Samsung phone need to go to the Oculus Store to download the NESNgoVR app.
Only consumers who can presently authenticate with their TV provider will be able to view the NESN VR telecast.
TV providers that have set up authentication for NESN’s in-market live streaming are:
— Atlantic Broadband — Xfinity (Comcast)
— Cox Communications — DirecTV
— Metrocast — Playstation Vue
*Samsung phones that will work with GearVR for this experience include: Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8+, Note 5 and Note 8.
For more details, Red Sox fans can visit NESN.com/VR