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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YBVR, a Silicon Valley tech startup and a global leader in immersive sports live streaming, has partnered with TELUS and MEDIAPRO Canada to pilot a fully immersive sports metaverse service in Canada and redefining the way fans experience live sports. Starting with OneSoccer and the Canadian Premier League (CPL), the TELUS Sports app gives Canadian soccer fans access to unique features allowing them to choose, in real time, up to eight different camera angles, across multiple devices and from multiple viewers to deliver the most immersive football viewing experience from the comfort of their home or on the go. TELUS Sports is free and available to download on mobile devices through the Apple App Store and Google Play Storeselect 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 bring a unique viewing experience to Canadian soccer fans,” said Hector Prieto, co-founder and CEO of YBVR. “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 Premier League matches. Canadian League October As soccer fever grips Canada, this year’s season finale promises to be an exciting one, and TELUS, combined with the power of YBVR technology, will make it available to all Canadians. .

YBVR’s current portfolio of immersive sports technology initiatives includes projects with Wimbledon and major tennis tournaments Australian Open, EuroLeague basketball and Real Madrid, as well as partnerships with players major sports broadcasters such as Verizon, Singtel and Telefónica.

“As the sport with the highest levels of participation among children and youth in Canada, soccer is an integral part of our national mainstream. This project provides an exciting boost to fans by enhancing the Canadian Premier League’s digital content offering through the TELUS Sports app,” said Amit Nag, Vice President, Entertainment and Education Services at TELUS. . “By partnering with YBVR and MEDIAPRO Canada, TELUS is testing next-generation technology for the Canadian Premier League and strengthening the impact of soccer on the Canadian landscape.

The new partnership is among the first to ride the wave of technological innovation in Canada, bringing immersive, personalized and interactive features to soccer. The combined technology capabilities and experience of these three world-renowned companies will provide an innovative new option for Canadian Premier League fans through the TELUS Sports app and OneSoccer.

“This new venture represents a tremendous opportunity for OneSoccer and the Canadian Premier League and will take the viewing experience to a whole new level,” said Oscar López, CEO of MEDIAPRO Canada. “In just four years, the CPL has grown into a compelling and competitive league with a dedicated fan base from coast to coast, and TELUS and YBVR have shown they understand the popularity of soccer among Canadian families and sports fans, at a time when Canadian soccer is reaching new heights, not only in Canada, but also on a continental and global scale. We are excited to join teams like Real Madrid and Wimbledon in engaging viewers through the latest technological innovations.

The TELUS Sports app is available as a pilot for fans to watch the remaining nine games of the season, for a total of four regular season games and the five postseason games that will determine the 2022 CPL champion .

About YBVR
YBVR is a technology company redefining the way fans experience live sports. YBVR enables a new, immersive and interactive dialogue with sports fans, especially new generations, by engaging from home and on location. The extensive expertise of these companies represents a fantastic opportunity for the Canadian Premier League and its supporters.

About MEDIAPRO Canada
MEDIAPRO Canadathe Canadian subsidiary of GRUP Mediapro, the Spanish multinational media company, holds a long-term partnership with Canadian Soccer Business for the global media rights of the Canadian Premier League, the nation’s top division men’s professional soccer league; the Canadian Championship, Canada Soccer’s national soccer competition involving all professional soccer clubs in Canada, including Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, CF Montreal and the Vancouver Whitecaps; and Canada Soccer Women’s and Men’s National Team home friendlies. In 2019, she launched OneSoccer, a dedicated soccer channel available on TELUS Optik TV, fuboTV and the OneSoccer app.

TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, leading communications technology company with $17 billion in annual revenue and 17 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP , voice, television, entertainment, video and security. Our social purpose is to leverage our advanced technology and compassion to drive social change and enable remarkable human results. Our long-standing commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. The many sustained accolades TELUS has received over the years from leading independent network intelligence companies are a testament to the strength and speed of TELUS’ world-class networks, reinforcing our commitment to providing Canadians access to superior technology that connects us to people. , resources and information that improve our lives.

TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions across the agriculture value chain, driving better food outcomes through improved agribusiness data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that designs, builds and delivers next-generation solutions, including AI and content management, for global brands and disruptive in high-growth verticals, including technology and gaming. , communications and media, e-commerce and FinTech, healthcare, travel and hospitality. TELUS and TELUS International operate in more than 25 countries around the world.

Driven by our determination and vision to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy of giving where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $900 million and 1 .8 million days of service since 2000. This generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most generous company in the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly.

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Valeria Gomez
YBVR immersive content
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Catherine Davis
MEDIAPRO Canada Media Relations
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Lena Chen
TELUS Public Relations
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