College football is ready for its virtual close-up this weekend. Fox Sports and LiveLike will livestream the game between Ohio State and Oklahoma in VR this Saturday.

The broadcast will feature five cameras, which will be placed around the stadium for “best impact.” LiveLike allows users to switch between camera perspectives on-the-fly during the broadcast. The fan becomes the producer of the football broadcast, while feeling like they’re front-row in a sold out stadium.
“We’re thinking about places you normally aren’t going to get to in a stadium, and where you get to see action from an interesting angle,” explained Mike Davis, Senior Vice President of field and technical operations at Fox Sports Media Group. “We’ll have a wide shot to see the game as if you were sitting in a higher region of the stadium. Then we’ll have two cameras on the 20 by the team benches to be there with some good angles of the red zone action. And we’ll have two cameras in the end zones, probably on the goal posts. LiveLike cameras aren’t very big, so you can do something like that.” Read more...