The Sacramento Kings are in the hub of the technology industry in they are among the leaders embracing new technology. The team even began accepting Bitcoin earlier this year. Now they’re branching out into a new frontier, and will be the first professional sports team to live stream a game using Google Glass.
The Kings have announced, via a statement on their website, that have teamed up with Silicon Valley software company CrowdOptic to broadcast Google Glass views live during home games on the jumbotron inside Sleep Train Arena. Now the catch is of course that no players will be wearing the glasses during the game on the court.
The views will come from Slamson, Kings dancers, sideline reporters and others closest to the action. The Google Glass broadcast will be shown during the Kings’ game against the Indiana Pacers on January 24.
“Fans could simply aim their smart devices to inherit someone else’s Google Glass view, or evaluate concessions lines,” Kings President Chris Granger said. ”It is just a matter of time before Google Glass is an integral part of the fan experience of watching live sports. We are very excited about the many future possibilities working with CrowdOptic.”
Check out a video from when the Kings tested the technology during a home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 12:
Testing complete! Kings ready to Go Glass on 1/24 vs the Pacers. See the game from an entirely new perspective. http://t.co/Ec3OA6RCz2
— Vivek Ranadivé (@Vivek) January 17, 2014
Topics: Sacramento Kings