or


[03/02/17 - 09:38 AM]
FOX Sports Offers Multi-Day Virtual Reality Live Stream of BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament
The immersive, four-camera VR effort includes user-selected views, with two basket and two foul line cameras as well as original 360-degree tournament content, all managed from the FOX Sports VR app's "Virtual Suite."

[via press release from FOX Sports]

FOX SPORTS OFFERS MULTI-DAY VIRTUAL REALITY LIVE STREAM OF BIG EAST MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Jeep Sponsors Tech Effort between FOX Sports Lab & LiveLike Available through FOX Sports VR App

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - FOX Sports, through its FOX Sports Lab initiative, is teaming with New York-based live VR broadcasting company LiveLike to deliver the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament in virtual reality through the FOX Sports VR app, beginning with four quarterfinal games on Thursday, March 9.

With presenting sponsorship from Jeep(R), the immersive, four-camera VR effort includes user-selected views, with two basket and two foul line cameras as well as original 360-degree tournament content, all managed from the FOX Sports VR app's "Virtual Suite." There also will be a live "director's cut" which automatically moves viewer's vantage points around the court to keep them on top of the action. After the game, viewers can tune in and watch a tournament highlight package where users can choose replays from multiple vantage points.

"This blend of virtual reality provides the promise of the second screen in a way that has not been delivered before," said Michael Davies, FOX Sports Senior Vice President of Field & Technical Operations. "With the ongoing refinement of virtual reality and support from Jeep, FOX Sports now offers a unique blend of presence and interactivity that has not been available previously."

The FOX Sports VR App can be enjoyed without special "glasses" through the interactive, 360-degree viewing experience built specifically for iOS and Android devices or with a Gear VR or cardboard headset. Fans can access the BIG EAST Tournament VR experience by downloading and installing the FOX Sports VR app and signing in with their television-provider credentials.

Teaming together on a first-of-its-kind Super Bowl VR highlights package last month, FOX Sports and LiveLike continue to work together across multiple sports, including soccer and college football, as part the ongoing FOX Sports Lab directive, a designed approach to exploring technical partnerships that give viewers a fresh perspective and ad sales teams more targeted sports integrations.

"We're thrilled to give every college basketball fan the opportunity to sit at virtual courtside at Madison Square Garden, where year in, year out, the BIG EAST Tournament provides some of the most entertaining basketball of the season," said Miheer Walavalkar, co-founder and chief business officer, LiveLike.

Since January 2016, FOX Sports has delivered a wide variety of sports offerings in virtual reality, including NASCAR's Daytona 500 (2016), Premier Boxing Champions title fights (2016, 2017), the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament (2016, 2017), the U.S. Open Golf Championship (2016), the Bundesliga season opener (2016), the MLS Cup (2016) and Monster Jam monster trucks (2016), as well as multiple college football games, including the Big Ten Football Championship Game (2016).

Complete coverage of the BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament is available across the FOX Sports family of networks and digital platforms, with first round, quarterfinal and semifinal games available on FS1 and FOX Sports GO, beginning Wednesday, March 8, and the championship game airing on the FOX broadcast network on Saturday, March 11. For more information on FOX Sports coverage of the 2017 BIG EAST Men's Basketball Tournament, please visit FOX Sports Press Pass.

ABOUT FOX SPORTS

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century Fox's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports GO, Whatifsports.com and Yardbarker.com. Also included in the Group are FOX's interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

ABOUT LIVELIKE

LiveLike gives viewers the opportunity to watch live sports in virtual reality from a "private suite" that mimics a real VIP suite experience, complete with additional feeds, statistics and a jumbotron showing the game's TV broadcast. With a flexible technology platform and device-agnostic approach, LiveLike creates tailored mobile experiences for Gear VR, Google Cardboard and more. LiveLike powers the Fox Sports VR app and has broadcast multiple NCAAF games including Oklahoma v. Ohio State, 'Red River' showdown of Texas v. Oklahoma, B1G 10 Championship, as well as the MLS Cup. Most recently, the company brought VR to the Super Bowl for the first time, with near real-time highlights of 20 plays. The company has also broadcast games with Sky Sports, Roland Garros, Manchester City and more. Last year, the company received the "1st and Future" award from NFL and TechCrunch. The company is based in New York.





  [march 2017]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[01/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World" and "Timeless" Season Two Premiere Jumpstart Sunday Night Family Viewing Beginning March 11
"Timeless" will then regularly air on Sunday nights following "Little Big Shots" and "Genius Junior."

[01/22/18 - 09:46 AM]
Starz Acquires Unscripted Docuseries "America to Me" from Acclaimed Filmmaker Steve James and Participant Media
The series follows students, teachers and administrators in suburban Chicago's Oak Park and River Forest High School, one of the country's most exemplary and diverse public schools.

[01/22/18 - 08:38 AM]
Food Network Takes Game Day Eats Live
Food Network will go live Saturday, February 3, with a cross-platform Game Day Eats experience, offering game day recipes, tips and inspiration across the brand's linear, digital and convergent properties.

[01/22/18 - 08:32 AM]
SundanceTV Continues Its Exploration of True Crime by Partnering with Award-Winning Talent and Greenlighting Three New Docuseries
The first of these docuseries, "The Road to Jonestown" (w/t), will air timed to the 40th Anniversary of the massacre this November.

[01/22/18 - 08:31 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Dominates with NFC Championship
The Eagles/Vikings blowout is not surprisingly down from last year's primetime championship on CBS.

[01/22/18 - 08:19 AM]
30 for 30 "The Two Bills" to Premiere February 1 on ESPN
The next documentary features legendary football coaches Bill Belichick and Bill Parcells being interviewed together for the first time since 1991.

[01/22/18 - 07:47 AM]
First Season of "The Alienist" to Premiere on Netflix on April 19th
All 10 episodes will be available at once for members around the world.

[01/22/18 - 07:03 AM]
EPIX(R) Original Documentary, "This Is Home: A Refugee Story," to Air in 2018 Following World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival
Directed by Alexandra Shiva and produced by Blumhouse and Gidalya Pictures, the film is an intimate portrait of four Syrian refugee families arriving in America and struggling to find their footing.

[01/22/18 - 06:30 AM]
Disney Junior Sinks Its Teeth Into a Second Season of "Vampirina"
An out-of-the-gate hit for kids and families, the October 1 simulcast premiere of "Vampirina" on Disney Channel and Disney Junior ranked as the preschooler platform's highest-rated new series premiere.

[01/22/18 - 05:04 AM]
ION Television's New Original Series, "Private Eyes," Premieres Sunday, February 11
The Jason Priestley-led drama will air each Sunday night with back-to-back new episodes.

[01/22/18 - 01:57 AM]
"First Team: Juventus FC" Coming to Netflix on February 16th
Netflix will follow the most compelling stories and characters in the club during the 2017-2018 season.

[01/21/18 - 09:04 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBA Primetime Return Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet wins the evening among adults 18-49.

[01/20/18 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Keeps Top Spot in Viewers, Demos
"MacGyver" and "Hawaii Five-0" lead the night in adults 18-49, while "Blue Bloods" is the most-watched program.

[01/19/18 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 19
Updates include: FOX orders first wave of pilots; Netflix's "The Kominsky Method" fills out cast; and "The Flash's" Keiynan Lonsdale moves to "DC's Legends of Tomorrow."

[01/19/18 - 10:00 AM]
The Final Episodes of "Star Wars Rebels" Begin February 19 on Disney XD
The final episodes will unfold over three weeks, with two back-to-back episodes premiering every Monday night on Disney XD, until its epic 90-minute conclusion on Monday, March 5.