BT Sport offers free VR headsets
May 19, 2017
By Nik Roseveare
BT Sport is giving away free Virtual Reality (VR) Google Cardboard headsets to football fans ahead of the UEFA Champions League final which will be available in 360° VR on June 3rd.
The final will be available through a number of 360°streams via YouTube and also in a new BT Sport Virtual Reality App which allows viewers to choose between a 360° produced programme with commentary and graphics, or select their own camera viewpoint – all for free.
Football fans can register to get the free Google Cardboard from the BT Shop online from today or from EE stores throughout the UK from May 23rd. BT will also be giving them away at London Waterloo, London Liverpool Street and Birmingham New Street stations on June 2nd, and also from the BT Sport stand in the UEFA Champions Village in Cardiff Bay across the weekend of the final.
Pete Oliver, managing director, BT Consumer, said: “We’re delighted to be giving people the chance to get their hands on these headsets for free, enabling our viewers to get even closer to the action. This is the biggest club football match in world football and fans and viewers will be able to experience it on BT Sport in the most innovative and exciting way as the two footballing giants Juventus and Real Madrid take on each other for European glory. We believe that VR can offer our viewers an immersive second screen view which will enhance our coverage. We’re excited to be broadcasting what we believe to be the biggest multi-camera live 360° sporting event ever for the first time to our customers.”