BT Sport is giving away free Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) headsets ahead of the UEFA Champions League final which will be available in 360° VR.
The match, which takes place on Saturday, 3 June, will be available via YouTube and via a new BT Sport Virtual Reality App which allows viewers to choose between a 360° produced programme with commentary and graphics, or select their own camera viewpoint.
Fans can register to get the free Google Cardboard from the online BT Shop from today or from EE stores throughout the UK from Tuesday, 23rd May.
BT will also be giving them away at London Waterloo, London Liverpool Street and Birmingham New Street stations on Friday 2nd June, and from the BT Sport stand in the UEFA Champions Village in Cardiff Bay across the weekend of the final.
Pete Oliver, managing director, BT Consumer, said: “We’re delighted to be giving people the chance to get their hands on these headsets for free, enabling our viewers to get even closer to the action.
“This is the biggest club football match in world football and fans and viewers will be able to experience it on BT Sport in the most innovative and exciting way as the two footballing giants Juventus and Real Madrid take on each other for European glory.”
“We believe that VR can offer our viewers an immersive second screen view which will enhance our coverage.
“We’re excited to be broadcasting what we believe to be the biggest multi-camera live 360° sporting event ever for the first time to our customers.”
The game can be watched in 360 Virtual Reality without a headset, viewers just need to download the new BT Sport VR app from their app store.
The UEFA Champions League final will also be available in 4K UHD on YouTube and in 4K UHD with Dolby Atmos sound on BT TV, it’ll also be shown on Freeview’s BT Sport Showcase HD channel, BT TV, Virgin Media, Sky, live on BT Sport’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/btsport; www.bt.com and the BT Sport App.