Fox Sports use Virtual Reality for live football broadcast

Virtual Reality (VR) has slowly been pushing its way into the football world for a while now, and on Saturday it took another step forward.

Fox Sports Eredivisie and Beyond Sports teamed up to bring VR to a Dutch league game between Feyenoord and PSV, the first time the technology has been used for a live football broadcast. Virtual Reality was also used for the network’s postgame show.

The use of a virtual cameraman allowed viewers to watch the match from different angles, as there are no limitations with a virtual camera. The controlling system can change the camera’s position at any moment, meaning the match could even be seen from a player or manager’s perspective.

On top of that, the Feyenoord-PSV matchup was available on the livestream platform Twitch for those without a Fox Sports Eredivisie subscription. With Virtual Reality continuing to trend upward, expect more and more networks to experiment with VR.

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