MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - Saturday’s Gophers football game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be broadcast live in virtual reality. Virtual reality provider VOKE will use four 180-degree HD cameras “to bring fans onto the field and into the action no matter where they are,” with augmented graphics and a live audio stream.
“We’re always exploring ways to integrate new technology into the Big Ten fan experience,” said Michael Calderon, Big Ten Network Vice President of Digital Media and Programming. “We see virtual reality and our partnership with VOKE as an opportunity to provide Big Ten fans a unique way to watch their favorite team from a whole new perspective.”
HOW IT WORKS: Fans will be able to access the TrueVR experience by downloading VOKE’s GearVR app from the Oculus Store and using a Gear VR headset and Samsung mobile phone. The game will be available on the BTN channel within the VOKE GearVR app. There will also be "live" highlights posted in the app in near real time throughout the game, a first for a live VR broadcast.
GAME INFO: The Minnesota-Nebraska game is at 6:30 p.m. CT Saturday, Nov. 12 on Big Ten Network. Nebraska enters the game ranked No. 19 in the nation. The 7-2 Gophers have entered the list of “others receiving votes” just outside of the Top 25 in the Associated Press and USA Today polls.