NCAA, Turner Sports to offer VR app for March Madness tournament

Tuesday 13 March 2018 | 19:31 CET | News

Turner Sports partnered CBS Sports and the NCAA to launch NCAA March Madness Live VR, an app created to bring fans closer to the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship with expanded live game coverage in virtual reality. Powered by Intel True VR, tha app offers virtual reality coverage for 21 games in 2018, including first and second round games in Dallas and Charlotte, Sweet 16 and Elite 8 games from the West Region in Los Angeles and East Region in Boston, along with the NCAA Final Four National Semifinals and National Championship in San Antonio. The app is available to download for free in the Oculus Store and the Google Play store.

Fans will have access to a virtual courtside seat via two ticket options, VR Ticket and VR Tournament Pass. VR Ticket costs USD 2.99 per game, while VR Tournament Pass offers access to all 21 games and features available in VR for USD 19.99.

NCAA March Madness Live VR will also provide access to an interactive bracket that updates throughout the tournament, full length game replays, highlights from all games in 2D & VR, and video-on-demand that includes behind-the-scene access, coach and player interviews and more. In addition, Intel True View will let fans relive the most action-packed moments with 360-degree views of the best highlights from the Final Four.

For the eighth consecutive year, Turner Sports and CBS Sports will provide live coverage of all 67 games from the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship across four national television networks, TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV, and via NCAA March Madness Live.

Intel is an official corporate partner of the NCAA.

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