Last year Intel announced a special partnership with Turner Sports to broadcast some of the marquee matchups in the NBA including the All-Star games through the TNT network. Now the two companies are pushing the initiative a little further to where you’ll be able to re-watch some of the highlights and also live-stream NBA games in real-time.
The newly announced TNT VR app will put you inside TNT’s Studio J which has been virtually recreated for VR. This will primarily serve as the portal to where you can pick and choose the content you want to watch.
In order to watch the various content you must first log in with your cable subscription. After, you’ll have access to various camera angles to watch your favorite NBA games. TNT plans to stream the upcoming NBA All-Star games on February 18th.
After, Turner Sports will be livestreaming one NBA game per week through the TNT VR app. The first game to be livestreaming through the app will be the LA Clippers vs. Golden State Warriors taking place on February 22nd. They will be wrapping up the scheduled livestream on April 10th where the Boston Celtics face off against the Washington Wizards.
Below is the NBA All-Star Event Schedule:
Friday, Feb. 16: 2018 Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars, 9:00 p.m. EST
Saturday, Feb. 17: State Farm All-Star Saturday Night (Taco Bell Skills Challenge, JBL Three-Point Contest and Verizon Slam Dunk), 8:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, Feb. 18: 67th NBA All-Star Game, 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18
Below is the livestream schedule:
Thursday, Feb. 22: LA Clippers @ Golden State, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 1: Philadelphia @ Cleveland, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 8: Boston @ Minnesota, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Mar. 20: Houston @ Portland, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday, Mar. 29: Oklahoma City @ San Antonio, 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Apr. 5: Washington @ Cleveland, 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Apr. 10: Boston @ Washington, 8:00 p.m.
The broadcasts feature some of the best teams in the NBA including the Warriors, Celtics, Thunder, and more. Tuner Sports also plans on livestreaming select playoff games through the 2018 Western Conference Finals on the VR app. The app itself is free and works with both Google Daydream and the Samsung Gear VR. This will be a different way to watch the NBA games for fans of basketball and the TNT crew.