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The 2018-2019 NBA Season will be Streamed

ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
edited October 2018 in General
I'm a huge fan of the NBA, and I typically attend 2-3 events live per year. When I heard that the NBA is coming to VR during OC5, I was stoked! And now, the confirmation has arrived. For you Oculus GO owners we can expect to see this in our Oculus Venues application; which has really impressed me more and more over time.
But before the rest of you start wailing - har har - the good news is that this is available for all major HMD's! And yes, these will be courtside seats.

NextVR is preparing to stream the 2018-2019 NBA season

NextVR’s Immersive Broadcast Available on All VR Platforms

The free NextVR app is available for download on every major VR platform – Gear VR, Google Daydream, Microsoft Mixed Reality, PlayStation VR, Oculus Go, HTC Vive, HTC Vive Pro, and Oculus Rift.

Full article:
https://www.itsaboutvr.com/2018/10/nextvr-is-preparing-to-stream-2018-2019-nba-season.html?m=1&fbclid=IwAR1G9wxPeX7r_W4dIy3AWMRXyZdKGfywrWb0NLTI4ZqivCtFev-ZPldFa8M


Here is the current VR Stream Lineup:




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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,590 Valuable Player
    edited October 2018

    Wait wait, on the Rift you say? I almost didn't read this thread cos I kind of assumed what everyone else was thinking... Venues only.

    So even though I'm a Limey and have never watched an NBA game in my life... and even though I know the Rift isn't great for watching media like this compared with the Go... I'm damn well going to watch an entire game on my Rift, just because.

    I just need to pick a game.. the Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants don't appear to be listed.

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  • Stryker1000Stryker1000 Posts: 485
    Trinity
    is this wimmins netball !!?
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player

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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,590 Valuable Player

    Zenbane (or anyone)... can you give us non-experts in the game, an idea of which matches will likely to be best to watch?

    I'm thinking close games.... best skills.... lots of goals/tries/pots/conversions or whatnot

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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    Fantastic, idea DnD!

    I will definitely bump this thread when a matchup is predicted to be top notch battling.
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  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,677 Valuable Player
    I've never been much of a sports-watcher, but it's good to hear Rift-users will be able to get in on the action this time.

    Heck, maybe I'll try and catch a game myself, try and see what all the fuss is about. ;)

    P.S.  How long until they start mounting stereoscopic cameras directly on the players themselves?  Get us a view really worthy of a VR broadcast...
    Only 2 Days Until Riftmas / Questmas! 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    CrashFu said:
    I've never been much of a sports-watcher, but it's good to hear Rift-users will be able to get in on the action this time.

    Heck, maybe I'll try and catch a game myself, try and see what all the fuss is about. ;)

    P.S.  How long until they start mounting stereoscopic cameras directly on the players themselves?  Get us a view really worthy of a VR broadcast...

    Imagine if Players invested in this themselves, and started charging people to connect to their person-mounted cams? There's a crazy future ahead, folks!


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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    edited November 2018
    FYI,

    Lakers vs Miami on Sunday (Nov 18th) should be a fun matchup!

    And Friday Nov 23, Portland vs Golden State should be even better. This is 2 of the top teams this year going head-to-head.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,590 Valuable Player
    Bother, I'm at my brother's this weekend helping refurb his bathroom, would have liked to watch this... will put the Portland game in my diary, really want to see how live streamed sport looks in VR.
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  • asbarkhanasbarkhan Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    edited March 3
    Can't wait to explore :smiley:
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    There's a live game streaming now. Just jumped in and loving these floor seats! They also have a camera set up behind the basket which is awesome during the replays.
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  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 899
    3Jane
    Thanks for this, I'm excited to try this out tonight.

    So it says there's a game today 28th Jan at 4:30pm PT so I take it that means Pacific Time in America but can anybody help me out and convert that to UK time? Ppppppppllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

    Thank you, I will make you apple pie!! :wink:
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,366 Valuable Player
    Dear Oculus, basketball is pretty much the same as netball, which is for girls. Where's the football (and I mean proper football rather than those nancies running around with all that wimpy padding and hardly kicking the thing!!!)? Fuck you, I'm buying a Vive. :(
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    snowdog said:
    Dear Oculus, basketball is pretty much the same as netball, which is for girls. Where's the football (and I mean proper football rather than those nancies running around with all that wimpy padding and hardly kicking the thing!!!)? Fuck you, I'm buying a Vive. :(

    Dude basketball is awesome. If you think it's for girls then how about you and I set up a game in real life? I'll show you who wears the skirt, baby. Heck pick any sport you like and I'll have you in a skirt!

    Also speaking of nancies running around,


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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,366 Valuable Player
    I used to LOVE watching Ozzie Rules Football lol. They used to have it on Channel 4 on Sunday mornings in the 80s. Great entertainment.

    And me being in a skirt is NORMAL. :o :D
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    edited January 28
    Well I know folks outside of the U.S. don't like U.S. sports, but it's a hard pill you're gonna have to swallow when you're on a forum run by two U.S. organizations: Facebook and Oculus.

    Because we know when to stop playing footsies and innovate, baby.

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  • alexgambleralexgambler Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    Really nice idea,  will try it for sure
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    It's fairly awesome if you are in to sports. I attended one game and loved it!
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  • CrimsonRelicCrimsonRelic Posts: 16
    NerveGear
    Can you watch free? I don't really watch sports, but I do want to check this out. 
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 13,618 Valuable Player
    Yes, it's 100% free!
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