NEXTVR AND NBA DIGITAL ANNOUNCE 2019-20 NBA LEAGUE PASS VIRTUAL REALITY SCHEDULE

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., (Wednesday, September 25) – NBA Digital, co-managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, and NextVR, an official live VR partner of the NBA, today announced the live VR game schedule for the 2019-20 regular season. Tipping off Oct. 26 with the New Orleans Pelicans vs. the Houston Rockets, the schedule will feature a top game each week throughout the NBA regular season, available to NBA League Pass subscribers within the NextVR app.

NextVR and NBA Digital also announced an extension of their partnership, which will feature weekly immersive, stereoscopic 3D game broadcasts, full game replays, highlights and other on-demand content. In addition, all NBA League Pass games will include 2D streaming with NextVR Screening Room, a VR environment in the NextVR app with games appearing on a theater-sized screen.

For the second consecutive season, the parties will distribute NBA League Pass VR within Oculus Venues’ social viewing experience in the U.S., where fans can connect with friends and share the experience with a community of thousands – all live in real time.

“We are delighted to renew our partnership with the NBA as we continue to evolve our VR broadcast to provide the highest fidelity, most immersive NBA experience in VR,” said David Cole, NextVR co-founder and CEO. “This season comes on the heels of our recent launch on Oculus Quest. By capitalizing on new VR headsets with next-generation optics and highly optimized architecture, we’ll be able to deliver higher-fidelity NBA VR than ever before.”

“NextVR will continue to provide a unique courtside experience,” said Mike Chioditti, NBA Senior Director, New Media Distribution. “We’re also excited to partner with Oculus again to deliver a communal experience for fans to enjoy NBA basketball in VR.”

NextVR live games will be available as part of an NBA League Pass subscription or through a stand-alone VR or Single Game package, which can be purchased directly through the NBA or participating video distributors. 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, Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest.

Click here to get started in NextVR and follow @NextVR on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for programming announcements.

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NextVR + NBA 2019-20 Schedule

(Schedule Subject to Change)

Schedule

Date

Date

Time (EST)

Away

Home

Week 1

Saturday

10/26

8:00PM

NOP

HOU

Week 2

Sunday

10/27

7:00PM

POR

DAL

Week 3

Friday

11/8

10:00PM

BKN

POR

Week 4

Monday

11/11

10:30PM

UTA

GSW

Week 5

Saturday

11/23

8:30PM

DET

MIL

Week 6

Monday

11/25

8:00PM

POR

CHI

Week 7

Saturday

12/7

10:00PM

MEM

UTA

Week 8

Sunday

12/15

8:30PM

SAC

GSW

Week 9

Saturday

12/21

8:30PM

LAC

SAS

Week 10

Saturday

12/28

10:00PM

LAL

POR

Week 11

Sunday

1/5

10:00PM

DET

LAL

Week 12

Saturday

1/11

7:00PM

NOP

BOS

Week 13

Monday

1/13

7:00PM

PHI

IND

Week 14

Friday

1/24

8:00PM

DEN

NOP

Week 15

Monday

1/27

8:00PM

SAC

MIN

Week 16

Wednesday

2/5

10:30PM

MIA

LAC

Week 17

Monday

2/10

9:00PM

SAS

DEN

Week 18

Sunday

2/23

7:00PM

SAS

OKC

Week 19

Sunday

3/1

6:00PM

TOR

DEN

Week 20

Sunday

3/8

6:00PM

MIL

PHX

Week 21

Friday

3/13

9:00PM

NOP

UTA

Week 22

Saturday

3/21

6:00PM

BOS

BKN

Week 23

Monday

3/23

7:00PM

LAC

NYK

Week 24

Saturday

4/4

10:00PM

LAL

SAC

Week 25

Tuesday

4/7

7:30PM

DET

ATL

Week 26

Monday

4/13

10:30PM

MIN

LAC


About NextVR

NextVR is the world’s best virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in VR to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has patented technology that delivers an unparalleled VR experience providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion. NextVR has world-class partnerships with leaders in sports and entertainment, including the NBA, WWE, FOX Sports, Live Nation, and the International Champions Cup. NextVR was founded by industry leaders with decades of experience in 3D stereoscopic imaging, compression technology and VR broadcasting. For more information, visit NextVR.com.

About the NBA

The NBA is a global sports and media business built around four professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League and the NBA 2K League. The NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2018-19 season featured 108 international players from 42 countries and territories. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 1.6 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About NBA Digital

NBA Digital is the NBA’s extensive cross-platform portfolio of digital assets jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, including NBA TV, the NBA App, NBA.com, NBA League Pass, NBAGLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

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