The NFL is creating a new virtual reality series for YouTube and Google’s Daydream View VR headset. It’s going to be a 9-part series that’s going to be filmed in 360-degree virtual reality. The series will be released later this month on YouTube and it will eventually arrive on Google’s Daydream View headset at some point later this year. The series is being produced using Google’s 360-degree rig called Google Jump.
The first episode of this series is going to be launched on November 24th on NFL’s official YouTube channel. It will enable viewers to “spend a week with the Philadelphia Eagles defensive line as they prepare for the upcoming matchup and gain exclusive access to the Eagles bench and sideline on game day.”
Viewers will get the opportunity to tag along with the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders, experience the unique football culture in Green Bay, and get a unique look inside the San Diego Chargers organization among other experiences in subsequent episodes.
NFL points out that this is the first episodic sports program that’s made for virtual reality but it merits mentioning here that the NBA has been doing some great stuff with VR, it’s even streaming one game per week completely in virtual reality.