American technology company Intel Corporation has announced a three-year virtual reality (VR) partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), giving fans an opportunity to experience games using the Intel True VR platform.
The agreement, which will be activated on 6th June, will allow Intel to livestream one weekly out-of-market game every Tuesday via the Intel True VR app. Additionally, the deal also covers post-game highlights and on-demand replays of each fixture.
The programme will allow users to select their vantage point from up to four camera angles per game. Fans will also be given access to live player and team statistics throughout the match, including pitcher and batter data, along with exclusive in-app commentary.
“As a VR partner of MLB, Intel is delivering a truly immersive virtual reality livestream where fans can experience the excitement of being at the ballpark every week,” said James Carwana, general manager of Intel Sports Group. “The addition of live stats to the Intel True VR weekly games is another example of how we’re giving fans more control to personalise their baseball experience.”
Kenny Gersh, executive vice president of business at MLB Advanced Media, added: “We are excited to bring the Intel True VR experience to fans around the country every week. Our partnership with Intel will keep MLB at the forefront of technological innovation for our fans, bringing them closer to the action.”