Watching a Final Four basketball game in a stadium can cost you a little fortune. The ticket prices go up to a few thousand dollars. That is why most of the fans tune into TVs. But Intel thinks there is a cheaper (and better) way to experience the championship games, from the comfort of a living room.
In cooperation with Turner Sports, CBS Sports and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Intel is broadcasting the Final Four and the NCAA basketball championship games live in virtual reality.
The VR experience will be available via the new NCAA March Madness Live VR app, that is available to download from the Oculus store.
Pay more for a better angle
The cost of watching the games will vary depending on the number of camera views.
A single-camera live streaming will cost $1.99 per game, whilst a multiple camera live streaming will cost $2.99 per game — or $7.99 for all six games.
All users will also be able to get a to get a four-minute preview for free.
The project is the start of a multiyear partnership between Intel, Turner Sports, CBS Sports and the NCAA.