NHL expands virtual reality offerings

NextVR and the National Hockey League (NHL), in association with Disney Streaming Services, on Thursday announced a new partnership to bring fans unique experiences in virtual reality, featuring digital highlights from selected 2019 NHL marquee events.

The first virtual reality experience NextVR will release was captured at last week’s NHL All-star Game. The content will include virtual reality highlight clips and is available for free to fans within the NextVR app. In the coming months, more virtual reality NHL offerings will be released by NextVR.

“Not every fan can experience our marquee events in-person, but NextVR’s immersive content will bring fans closer to the on-ice action than ever before and make them feel like they are at a live NHL game,” said Chris Golier, the NHL’s vice-president of business development and global partnerships.