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Home Run Derby Gets VR Treatment

Virtual reality company NextVR and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) will offer baseball fans a VR option for the July 11 Home Run Derby in San Diego, the companies announced.

The VR experience of the Home Run Derby will be available on demand immediately following the event Monday night. During the game several VR cameras will capture field-level shots, alongside an outfield camera that will capture fan reactions. MLB.com analyst Mike Petriello will provide live audio commentary.

The live Home Run Derby, the lead-up event to Tuesday's MVB All-Star Game, airs on ESPN Monday at 8 p.m.

Read more at broadcastingcable.com.