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BREAKING - Oculus Reaches Partnership With NBA

kevinw729
Level 15
Nice to have some good breaking news to "break" here:

Oculus From Facebook Reaches Multiyear Partnership With NBA

NBA onboards Facebooks Oculus as virtual reality headset partner

https://pr.nba.com/facebook-oculus-nba-partnership/

https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959
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OmegaM4N
Level 11
Only girls play basketball here in the UK, boys football and girls basketball, or so it was at my school..............just gave my age away. lol
CV1/Vive-knuckles)/Dell Vr Visor/Go/Quest II/ PSVR.

Hiro_Protag0nist
Level 13

OmegaM4N said:

Only girls play basketball here in the UK, boys football and girls basketball, or so it was at my school..............just gave my age away. lol



I didn't think anybody played basketball here in the Kingdom of England.  

Does this partnership mean games, or video content / live games?

ShocksVR
Level 9
The NBA-VR partnership of the past has been with NextVR, a company which
is now a subsidiary of Apple.  I wonder if this was NextVR's
partnership to lose (Apple wouldn't pay to renew the partnership), or if
Facebook outbid NextVR/Apple.
i7-7700k, Zotac RTX 3080 AMP Holo (10G), Oculus Quest 2
Previous: Oculus GO, Oculus RIFT - 3 sensor Room-scale, Oculus Rift S

kevinw729
Level 15

Hiro_Protag0nist said:
.....
Does this partnership mean games, or video content / live games?



According to the press release enclosed with the OP - the deal is a promotion and marketing deal, that will include the streaming in VR of content, and promotion of VR experiences based on content. 
https://vrawards.aixr.org/ "The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities" https://www.amazon.co.uk/Out-Home-Immersive-Entertainment-Frontier/dp/1472426959

Zenbane
Level 15


Does this partnership mean games, or video content / live games?



Live streaming for sure. We've already had this happen before. So the news itself isn't new. I posted their schedule from last year:
https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/70412/the-2018-2019-nba-season-will-be-streamed/p1

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I attended 2 games myself, and it was great. Court-side seats!

This actually goes as far back as 2015:

It's an odd time for this to get a 3rd Push now, amidst a Pandemic, when sporting events are still on hold. But hey, any VR news is good news, right?

Morgrum
Level 11
I thought they had done this with the NBA last year.
I remember them streaming games at half court.
Never mind Zen already posted tons of info.
WAAAGH!

Zenbane
Level 15

Morgrum said:

I thought they had done this with the NBA last year.
I remember them streaming games at half court.
Never mind Zen already posted tons of info.



Yeah, I never followed up much with the it after I realized that not many people care for American sports lol.

Not that I blame anyone for that. This forum has a lot of non-US folks around, so I can understand the lack of interest in both the NBA and NFL.

This news will be more meaningful once it involves international sporting events; and after the pandemic is over.

NsurgNt
Level 4
GET WOKE GO BROKE!!! NBA and Facef**k in bed together. NFL will prolly join them under the covers soon.

Pixie40
Level 10
Hmm, think I've found my very first person to Ignore/Block.
Lo, a quest! I seek the threads of my future in the seeds of the past.