NBA All-Star Weekend 2018 Los Angeles will be broadcasted in virtual reality

The partnership, which tips off during February's All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, will use Intel True VR technology to give fans a unique look at live-game action from various angles and locations throughout NBA arenas.

“Intel is working with leagues and sports organizations all over the world to develop and deliver the most cutting-edge immersive media experiences that will make sports more engaging for the next generation of fans,” James Carwana, vice president and general manager of Intel Sports, said in a statement. “This unique partnership with the NBA will enable us to work with official league broadcasters, including Turner Sports, to take their broadcasts to an unprecedented level and create new ways to immerse viewers in the game.” With the partnership, Intel will become the exclusive provider of virtual reality for the NBA on TNT and will provide the NBA's official broadcast partners across the world with virtual reality technology and 360-degree volumetric video with freeD technology.

Following 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, every NBA on TNT game offered in virtual reality will be available in the forthcoming NBA on TNT VR app on Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream headsets.