Monday, March 16, 2015

John Calipari Teams Up with Next Galaxy for CEEK Virtual Reality Experience

Kentucky head coach John Calipari has teamed up with Next Galaxy Corporation to create an experience for CEEK's Virtual Reality sports channel.

Here is a press release via CNN.com:

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Galaxy Corp. (OTC: NXGA), a leading technology and content solutions company developing dynamic, innovative consumer Virtual Reality content and technology, is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into an agreement with iconic basketball coach John Calipari to create an experience for CEEK's Virtual Reality (VR) sports channel.

CEEK is creating fully-immersive content designed to be viewed through VR devices such as the Samsung GEAR VR, Oculus Rift and VRONE. The audio for the experience will be created using omnidirectional sound customized for listening through Ceekars™, Next Galaxy's first-in-class VR audio headset.

"I see unlimited uses for Next Galaxy's Virtual Reality technologies in my personal and professional life, including for the Calipari Foundation, to make a difference for communities and people in need", commented John Calipari. "As a sports fan, VR will allow me to go anywhere with anyone to see a game from whatever seat we choose. As a coach, it can help our team gain an edge through better preparation. That's without mentioning other areas of education and entertainment, such as music, social media or travel, where VR has game-changing implications. I am glad to have partnered with Next Galaxy for an experience and look forward to the exciting times ahead."

"The passion and vision that Coach Calipari brings to the table goes beyond sports; we are eager to begin designing an experience with Coach Calipari that we are confident will appeal to millions of people," said Mary Spio, President of Next Galaxy Corp. "We have put together quite an elite front court to launch our sports lineup as a pillar of CEEK to be accessed via Ceek.com, with Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and now University of Kentucky's John Calipari, two of the most recognizable names in college basketball. We are currently in active discussions with sports teams and personalities, labels, entertainers and organizations to grow our content across many industries. We are positioned to make CEEK the definitive destination for VR content."

A "players-first" coach with a penchant for helping people reach their dreams, John Calipari has guided five teams to the Final Four, led one to a national championship and helped 31 players make it to the NBA (15 first-round picks) during his 22-year college coaching career. Calipari reached the mountaintop in his third year in Lexington, guiding the University of Kentucky to its eighth national championship and his first national title. He is one of only two coaches to lead three different schools to a Final Four (UMass-1996; Memphis-2008; Kentucky-2011, 2012, 2014). Entering the 2014-15 season, Calipari has amassed an overall on-court record of 597-166, giving him the third-highest winning percentage (.771) among active NCAA Division I coaches with 10 years experience at college basketball's Division I level. Calipari also coached the NBA's New Jersey Nets from 1997 – 1999. Calipari's foundation, The Calipari Foundation, has raised millions of dollars to help the lives of those in need across the country, and in 2010, he used a telethon to raise more than $1 million for victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti. He followed that up with another telethon in 2012 that raised $1 million for victims of Superstorm Sandy.

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