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Sky releases VR interview with David Beckham

Sky_David_ BeckhamSky on Friday released a five-minute virtual reality (VR) interview with footballer David Beckham exclusively on Facebook 360.

The interview is part of a wider plan by Sky’s newly created VR Studio to produce more than 20 individual VR films this year – covering “major cultural events in news to some of the biggest sporting events on the planet”.

The Beckham interview sees the former Manchester United player discuss his top three Premier League goals to celebrate Sky Sports’ 25th anniversary.

“Virtual Reality is incredible and it’s no surprise that Sky are leading the way in this area. I really enjoyed the interview and the results are stunning as the viewer will really feel they’re in the studio with us,” said Beckham.

 Neil Graham, Sky’s VR executive producer, said: “At Sky, we want to create VR content that puts the viewer in places they would never be able to experience. To celebrate 25 years of Sky Sports, it made sense to bring together one of the biggest icons from the last 25 years with the latest in broadcasting technology.”