VR Boxing? Yes please! Fox Sports have announced that they will start to broadcast boxing using Virtual Reality technology. According to Fox, this weekend’s entire Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card will be available to viewers in VR, to watch on the impressive Samsung Gear VR headset. The coverage will start at 8pm eastern. The company who is producing this footage for them is NextVR, who have experience in 360 degree event video. To watch this content all you have to do is download the NextVR app for the Samsung Gear VR headset and away you go.
This is not the first boxing to be broadcast in VR, David Haye’s last fight was available in VR via an app called Hayemaker360, I managed to watch some of this and it was an amazing (although not entirely perfect) experience. It seems as though boxing has really taking a shining to VR broadcasting and hopefully this will continue.