University of Notre Dame and NextVR Deliver Football in Virtual Reality for the First Time

PR Newswire — October 13, 2016

NOTRE DAME, Ind., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — University of Notre Dame
football and NextVR, the leader in broadcasting live events in virtual reality,
announced they will deliver several virtual reality features from the Oct. 15
Notre Dame vs. Stanford football game at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC. The virtual
reality coverage provides fans with an opportunity to experience highlights of
one of the most celebrated football programs in America.

Multiple NextVR virtual reality cameras will surround the field to provide
viewers with different angles and vantage points transporting fans onto the
sidelines and into the action. NextVR will release several highlight packages
throughout the game in virtual reality, concluding each quarter with audio
commentary from University of Notre Dame alumnus, Heisman Trophy winner and Pro
Football Hall of Fame inductee Tim Brown and NBC announcers.

“We are pleased to be working with NextVR, in conjunction with our long time
media partner NBC Sports, to pilot new fan experiences that bring them closer to
the action,” said Dan Skendzel, Senior Associate Athletics Director for Media
and Branding.

“Our mission is to seek partnerships that will provide fans with unprecedented
access,” said Brad Allen, Executive Chairman of NextVR. “Notre Dame fans are
among the most passionate in sports, making this relationship a significant
milestone for Notre Dame and collegiate football fans.”

In addition, NextVR will offer exclusive content from Brown. Fans can access
behind-the-scenes virtual reality game day experiences including tailgating, the
Notre Dame player walk to Notre Dame Stadium and other pre-game festivities, all
of which will be available on-demand in mid-November.

How to experience the Notre Dame vs. Stanford football highlights in virtual

Fans can download the virtual reality experience of the Notre Dame vs. Stanford
game on the free NextVR platform for Samsung Gear VR, which is available in the
Oculus Home app store. Check the NBC Sports Channel on NextVR for game
highlights and additional feature experiences. For more detailed instructions,
go to

About NextVR: NextVR enables the transmission of live, long-form virtual reality
content in broadcast quality – leading the way for live and on-demand VR to
become a mainstream experience for sporting events, concerts, cinematic
productions and more. Launched in 2009, NextVR has more than 36 patents granted
or pending for the capture, compression, transmission and display of virtual
reality content. NextVR’s platform allows the fully immersive content to be
streamed with pristine quality using current home and mobile Internet
connections. NextVR was founded by veterans in stereoscopic imaging technology,
software development and an award-winning filmmaker. For more information, go to

About Notre Dame: The University of Notre Dame’s longstanding historical success
in football features 11 consensus national championships captured over the
course of six different decades. The Irish title tradition dates back to Knute
Rockne and the Four Horsemen who collaborated on Notre Dame’s first consensus
crown in 1924. The Irish have produced seven Heisman Trophy winners — and no
college football program in the country can claim more. Notre Dame has produced
more first-team All-Americans (190), consensus All-Americans (99) and unanimous
All-Americans (33) than any other program in the nation. The Irish also rank No.
1 all-time in television appearances, as well as No. 2 in victories and all-time
Division I winning percentage.

Media Contact NextVR:
Karena Bibbins, for NextVR
(310) 309-6663

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