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basketball-933173_960_720With tip off of the official 2016-2017 NBA season right around the corner, the professional basketball league announced Thursday that it will take VR off the bench this year and see what it can do for fans all around the world.

According to Bloomberg, the National Basketball Association confirmed this week that it will broadcast weekly one game in virtual reality.

“To produce the games—the first time a sports league has offered a regular VR broadcast1—the league is joining with NextVR, a California company that specializes in virtual reality live-streaming,” today’s report reads.

If you’re interested in the experience, you won’t have to wait long. The first VR broadcast is set for October 27 for the game between the Sacramento Kings and the San Antonio Spurs.

“At the outset, viewers will need a Samsung Gear VR headset ($99) and a compatible Samsung phone,” Bloomberg explains. “The league says it plans to launch the service on other devices during the season.”


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