The Big Ten Network will be the first to broadcast a college sports contest in virtual reality when Minnesota faces No. 19 Nebraska on Saturday.
“We’re always exploring ways to integrate new technology into the Big Ten fan experience,” Michael Calderon, BTN Vice President of Digital Media and Programming, said to BTN. “We see virtual reality and our partnership with VOKE as an opportunity to provide Big Ten fans a unique way to watch their favorite team from a whole new perspective.”
BTN partnered with VOKE, a virtual reality provider, to make it a possibility. The program will use four 180-degree HD cameras, and fans must download VOKE’s GearVP app from the Oculus Store and use a GearVR headset and an Samsung phone.
The game will also be broadcast normally on BTN starting at 7:30 p.m.