For the first time ever, the NCAA Semifinals and National Championship will be broadcast live in Virtual Reality.

On March 29, 2016 the NCAA announced that the 78-year-old Final Four and National Championship games will be broadcast live in Virtual Realty for Samsung Gear VR users and in 2D 180-degree for desktop viewers.

The VR stream is sponsored by Capital One via the NCAA March Madness Live VR App. The experience will be produced in collaboration with VOKE, a Califonia-based VR entertainment company that specializes in sports VR broadcasts.

Viewers will have access to a live in-app  scoreboard and the tournament bracket. Leveraging Oculus’ Facebook interest, 360 videos will be posted to the NCAA March Madness Facebook page. 

The Semifinals will be held Saturday, April 2, with coverage beginning at 3 p.m. ET, with the National Championship taking place on Monday, April 4, starting at 7 p.m. ET.

For more information head over to www.ncaa.com/marchmadnesslive.

Get the apps here: iOS & Android

Also available on Roku and Windows 10

 

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