NextVR, Relevent Sports and International Champions Cup broadcast three world-class soccer matches live in VR for select worldwide audience
LAGUNA BEACH, California, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- NextVR, the leader in live-action virtual reality broadcast technology, and Relevent Sports – a multi-national sports and entertainment venture firm with a focus on new technologies – announced the live VR broadcast schedule for three International Champions Cup (ICC) matches.
The ICC brings top international teams from around the world together for a round robin style tournament, and virtual reality cameras will capture the action from multiple angles. Viewers will have the ability to watch a produced feed with cameras placed in the stands, along the sidelines, midfield or behind the goal.
The live VR matches are:
July 27: Liverpool vs. Chelsea, Rose Bowl Stadium (Pasadena, California)
July 30: Real Madrid vs. Chelsea, Michigan Stadium (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Aug 3: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich, MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, New Jersey)
"This is what we do. We put fans on the sidelines, next to the world's most talented athletes and allow them to feel as if they are there," said Brad Allen, Executive Chairman of NextVR. "We are thrilled to be working with Relevent Sports and ICC to bring this experience to the fan base of the world's most popular sport."
An additional game, Leicester City vs. Paris Saint-Germain, to be played on July 30th at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., will be available on-demand during the week following the event. Both Leicester City and Paris Saint-Germain are defending champions of their respective leagues and the match will be one of the best of the tournament.
How to watch the ICC in Virtual Reality
The virtual reality experience of these 2016 ICC matches will be available free in the ICC channel on the NextVR platform, currently compatible with Gear VR headsets. For detailed instructions, go to NextVR.com/GO.
About NextVR: NextVR enables the transmission of live, long-form virtual reality content in broadcast quality – leading the way for live and on-demand VR to become a mainstream experience for sporting events, concerts, cinematic productions and more. Launched in 2009, NextVR has more than 36 patents granted or pending for the capture, compression, transmission, and display of virtual reality content. NextVR's platform allows the fully immersive content to be streamed with pristine quality using current home and mobile Internet connections. NextVR was founded by veterans in stereoscopic imaging technology, software development and an award-winning filmmaker. For more information, go to www.nextvr.com.
About Relevent Sports
Relevent Sports provides an innovative approach to building a soccer presence in the United States and around the globe. Relevent Sports showcases the best matchups and tournaments in soccer featuring the top clubs, international teams and players.
About the International Champions Cup
The International Champions Cup is an annual summer soccer tournament organized by Relevent Sports, featuring the best clubs from around the world. A staple property of Relevent Sports and RSE Ventures, the International Champions Cup brings the best in soccer to iconic sports venues across North America, Australia, Europe and China.
The International Champions Cup has hosted some of the most iconic matchups in the world, including the largest attended soccer match in U.S. history, when 109,318 fans saw Real Madrid and Manchester United play at the "Big House" at the University of Michigan. In its four-year history, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain have all won installments of the tournament.