Warner Bros Discovery Sports is working with Infinite Reality on new ways to harness Web3 technology and create immersive experiences to engage fans.
The two companies will work together to create unique virtual events specifically developed around upcoming Discovery Sports Events properties.
The first project is the upcoming UCI Track Champions League, which begins in Mallorca on 12th November.
It will be the first time Warner Bros Discovery Sports has harnessed the potential of Web3 technology for its sports properties in Europe by bringing an international event experience to the metaverse.
According to WBD, its commitment to bringing the latest innovations in entertainment to sports presents partners with cutting-edge fan engagement opportunities, as well as the potential for new growth potential that will contribute to the continued development of each sport and event.
François Ribeiro, head of Discovery Sports Events, said: “Warner Bros Discovery Sports’ partnership with Infinite Reality outlines how we plan to embrace the latest innovations and opportunities to deepen the connections between our audiences, owned series and brand partners to discover possibilities for new growth areas around different sports properties. We are excited by the potential to engage new audiences around live sport in different ways, extending the experience beyond the live environment and into even more places where people are interacting and spending time.
“Over the coming years, by breaking new ground in metaverse experiences around live sports events we will empower fans to engage with sport in new and exciting ways. We see the preview during the UCI Track Champions League as an outstanding opportunity to open new avenues for storytelling and fan engagement, providing key learnings as we look to extend our partnership to other assets of Discovery Sports Events’ portfolio.”
John Acunto, CEO of Infinite Reality, Inc added: “Infinite Reality is thrilled to partner with and provide the metaverse power for such a dynamic, world-class company. This is just the beginning of connecting amazing content with their audiences in unique and immersive ways. We can’t wait to see the fans’ excitement while engaging with UCI Track Champions League and bringing them closer to the sport they love in a totally new and revolutionary way.”