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Meta inks VR partnership with Overtime Elite league

By Andrew Cohen, SportTechie

Meta has signed a virtual reality content partnership with Overtime Elite, the professional basketball league started by sports media company Overtime. Meta’s Oculus headsets will host a VR stream of Wednesday night's Overtime Elite dunk contest. OTE began its inaugural season in October, playing most games at its facility in Atlanta. Meta will now sponsor four “OTE Dunk Shows” starting with tonight's contest that can be viewed through Meta’s Oculus Quest, Quest 2 and Rift headsets.

Meta’s Oculus headsets will also let fans observe morning workouts, team breakfasts and other behind-the-scenes content from OTE athletes. Quest 2 has been named the official VR headset of OTE as part of the new agreement. Fans with Oculus headsets can open Oculus TV or download the Horizon Venues app to watch OTE’s VR content. Facebook (now known as Meta) debuted its Venues app in 2020 for NASCAR’s Supermarket Heroes 500 race.

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