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BTN Will Be The First College Sports Network To Utilize Virtual Reality

This Saturday, BTN will become the first college sports network to produce a football game in virtual reality.

Virtual reality is finally coming to the Big Ten Network. Partnering with the VR company VOKE, viewers will now be able to have a completely immersive experience in college football starting this Saturday with the Minnesota-Nebraska game.

“We’re always exploring ways to integrate new technology into the Big Ten fan experience,” Michael Calderon, BTN Vice President of Digital Media and Programming told BTN.com. “We see virtual reality and our partnership with VOKE as an opportunity to provide Big Ten fans a unique way to watch their favorite team from a whole new perspective.”

VOKE will be using four 180-degree HD cameras to capture all the action in order to give viewers the most realistic experience possible.

Eager to access it? Here's how, per BTN.com:

Fans will be able to access the TrueVR experience by downloading VOKE’s GearVR app from the Oculus Store and using a Gear VR headset and Samsung mobile phone. The game will be available on the BTN channel within the VOKE GearVR app.

You can catch the game Saturday at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on BTN whether you're using virtual reality or not. The Cornhuskers are 7-point favorites.

[BTN]