Intel Delivers Virtual Reality Experiences to Fans in 3-Year Partnership with Major League Baseball

Live and On-Demand VR Content Available for Free via the Intel True VR App During 2017 MLB Regular Season

News Release

June 1, 2017

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 1, 2017 – Intel Corporation announced a three-year partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) to bring virtual reality experiences to baseball fans with Intel® True VR. Starting June 6, Intel will livestream one weekly, out-of-market game every Tuesday via the Intel True VR app, in addition to featuring post-game highlights and on-demand replays of each game.

The live “Intel True VR Game of the Week” experience uses an array of 4K-resolution cameras to bring fans closer to the action with the ability for users to control their vantage point by selecting from up to four camera angles per game or a produced VR broadcast experience. Fans will also have access to up-to-the-moment player and team statistics throughout the game, including pitcher and batter data, and will hear exclusive in-app commentary.

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“As a VR partner of MLB, Intel is delivering a truly immersive virtual reality livestream where fans can experience the excitement of being at the ballpark every week,” said James Carwana, general manager, Intel Sports Group. “The addition of live stats to the Intel True VR weekly games is another example of how we’re giving fans more control to personalize their baseball experience.”

“We are excited to bring the Intel True VR experience to fans around the country every week,” said Kenny Gersh, EVP, Business, MLBAM. “Our partnership with Intel will keep MLB at the forefront of technological innovation for our fans, bringing them closer to the action.”

The “Intel True VR Game of the Week” experience will be available free of charge through the Intel True VR app using a Samsung* Gear VR headset. Download the Intel True VR app on the Oculus store. Fans will able to access the Intel True VR experience for the following games in June 2017:

For details and updated scheduling for the “Intel True VR Game of the Week,” visit “Introducing Intel True VR” on Intel.com. To learn more about Intel in sports, visit The Digitization of Sports press kit.

Beginning during the 2017 MLB regular season, Intel True VR is livestreaming one MLB game every Tuesday. Available via the Intel True VR app, the technology uses multiple panoramic, stereoscopic camera pods to create a more natural, realistic and immersive view that brings MLB fans closer to the action. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Intel announced a three-year partnership with MLB to deliver live and on-demand virtual reality experiences to baseball fans starting with the 2017 MLB regular season. As a VR partner of MLB, Intel is livestreaming one MLB game every Tuesday from the Intel True VR app. TM/© MLBAM 2017. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
At a select stadium every Tuesday, the mobile production room captures and processes MLB game footage from multiple Intel True VR cameras, which generate up to 1TB of data per hour. Beginning with the 2017 MLB regular season, Intel is livestreaming one game via the Intel True VR app. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
The "Intel True VR Game of the Week” enables MLB fans to personalize their virtual reality experience with multiple camera angles, post-game highlights, on-demand content and statistics. Viewers use a Samsung Gear VR headset after downloading the Intel True VR app, now available in the Oculus app store. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

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