Immersive 360 degree content will bring fans closer to their favorite teams and players than ever before.
KANSAS CITY, MO, August 3, 2016 – EON Sports VR, the world’s leading virtual reality sports training and fan experience company, announced a partnership with the University of Miami to create the first virtual reality (VR) channel for fans of its athletic teams. This partnership represents the first college team to provide fans with an all-access virtual reality pass to experience intercollegiate athletics up close and personal.
Through EON Sports’ proprietary technology, the University of Miami can upload dynamic content to their customized VR channel to provide their fans an immersive behind-the-scenes experience in a customized virtual reality environment.
To access the VR channel, Hurricane fans will have the opportunity to purchase a UM-branded VR headset, retailing at $29.95. Practice footage, scrimmages, huddles, and interviews are just a few examples of the types of content to be streamed to the channel.
“We’re thrilled to partner with the University of Miami and commend them for taking a bold step in utilizing virtual reality to improve the fan experience,” said Brendan Reilly, CEO and founder of EON Sports VR. “Professional and student athletes have used our technology to improve their performance on the field and we are excited to bring that same mindset to fans. I dreamed of experiences like these growing up and I cannot wait to experience what the U’s athletes are doing in practice.”
The University of Miami is aiming to debut the new technology to fans in early October providing content from both their men’s, and women’s teams.
“We’re incredibly excited to be working with EON Sports to put this virtual reality channel together. At the University of Miami, we strive to be on the cutting edge of digital, video, social, and web technologies and EON and their team have helped immensely in that endeavor,” said Jason Layton, Miami Senior Associate Athletic Director for Communications and Sales. “After an investment in broadcast and video production, we wanted to expand into other ventures, including 360º video and we’re able to do that with this immersive product. As we look forward to a October launch, we’re excited to show off what our team has been working on in conjunction with EON Sports.”
About EON Sports VR
EON Sports VR is the world’s leading interactive VR/AR software provider for sports performance training and fan experience. Established in 2013, EON Sports VR uses cutting edge visualization software to help broadcasters and sports teams connect with their fans, and athletes improve. EON Sports VR technology is currently helping athletes in the MLB, NFL, Big 10, SEC, ACC, Pac 12, Big 12 and MAC conferences, as well as hundreds of youth and high school teams. EON Sports VR is the only developer of a simulator that can be powered by the smartphone, and currently works with thousands of athletes nationwide as part of their daily training regimen. For more information, visit www.eonsportsvr.com.