YBVR, a Silicon Valley technology startup and a global leader in Immersive Live Sports streaming, has joined forces with TELUS and MEDIAPRO Canada to pilot a fully-immersive Sports Metaverse service in Canada and redefine the way fans experience live sports. Beginning with OneSoccer and the Canadian Premier League (CPL), the TELUS Sports app brings Canadian soccer fans access to unique features allowing them to choose, in real-time, between up to eight different camera angles, across multiple devices and from multiple viewers to offer the most immersive soccer viewing experience in the comfort of their home or on-the-go. TELUS Sports is free and available for download on mobile devices through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, select Android TVs for TELUS subscribers on Optik TV and Pik TV, and web browsers by visiting telussports.ybvr.com.
“YBVR is proud to partner with TELUS and MEDIAPRO Canada to offer a one-of-a-kind viewing experience to Canadian soccer fans,”
“YBVR is the technology provider behind the enhanced, immersive, multi-camera and hyper-personalized fan experience. It is an interactive and flexible solution that will be available for all October Canadian Premier League games. As soccer fever takes over Canada, the ending of this year’s season promises to be exciting, and TELUS, combined with the power of YBVR’s technology, will make it accessible for all Canadians.”
Hector Prieto, Co-Founder and CEO at YBVR.
Projects with the Wimbledon and Australia Open tennis Majors, EuroLeague basketball, Real Madrid, and partnerships with significant names in sports broadcasting like Verizon, Singtel, and Telefónica are all part of YBVR’s current portfolio of immersive sports innovation ventures.
“As the sport with the highest participation levels among children and young people in Canada, soccer is embedded in our national mainstream. This project provides an exciting boost for fans by enhancing the Canadian Premier League’s digital content offering through the TELUS Sports app,”
“By partnering together with YBVR and MEDIAPRO Canada, TELUS is piloting next-generation technology for the Canadian Premier League and enhancing soccer’s impact on the Canadian landscape.”
Amit Nag, Vice-president, Entertainment and Education Services at TELUS.
With the help of the new partnership, soccer will now have interactive, personalized, and immersive features for the first time in Canada. Through the TELUS Sports app and OneSoccer, the combined technology prowess and expertise of these three globally renowned businesses will offer Canadian Premier League fans a ground-breaking new choice.
“This new venture represents an extraordinary opportunity for OneSoccer and the Canadian Premier League and will vault the viewing experience to a whole new level,”
“In just four years, the CPL has developed into a compelling and competitive league with a dedicated fan base from coast to coast, and TELUS and YBVR have shown that they understand the popularity of soccer among Canadian families and sports fans, at a time when Canadian soccer is reaching new heights – not just at home but at a continental and global level. We’re delighted to join the likes of Real Madrid and Wimbledon in engaging viewers through the latest in technological innovation.”
Oscar López, Chief Executive Officer at MEDIAPRO Canada.
Fans can watch the final nine games of the season—four regular-season games and five post-season games that will decide the 2022 CPL champion—on the TELUS Sports app as part of a test program.