360-degree video

Deutsche Telekom taps MediaKind for ‘world first’ 360° sports streaming

MediaKind, the media technology outfit formerly known as Ericsson Media Solutions, has unveiled what it says is the world’s first streaming of a multi-channel 6K 360° live sports event in collaboration with Deutsche Telekom, Tiledmedia, and Magnum Film. The live streaming showed a basketball match between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg from the […]

Twitter’s Periscope launches live 360° video

Twitter-owned video streaming service, Periscope, has launched live 360° video, offering a “more immersive way to experience those moments.” In a blog post announcing the launch, Periscope said that the new streaming option marks “one step closer to actually being there” and that viewers will be able to access live 360° videos on both Periscope […]

Mediapro to broadcast 4K El Clasico with 360° replays

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro is to make 4K 360° replays of a forthcoming El Clasico football match between Real Badrid and Barcelona available for the first time in partnership with Spanish football league La Liga. BeIN LaLiga, the official broadcaster for La Liga in Spain, has created a 24-hour channel in the week leading up to […]

Futuresource: 360-degree camera shipments to quadruple

Shipments of 360-degree cameras are expected to quadruple this year, compared to last, according to Futuresource Consulting. The research firm claims that 150,000 360-degree camera units were sold worldwide in 2015, representing 1% of total action camera sales. In 2016 it predicts this will increase to 600,000 units, accounting for roughly 6% of overall action […]

Discovery launches Seeker virtual reality on YouTube

Discovery has launched Seeker VR, an OTT 360°-video and virtual reality offering. The YouTube channel will have a raft of 360-degree content from digital content specialists. A selected team of ‘creators’ will travel the world, with Discovery providing production resources and expertise to track their journeys and create 360 and VR experiences. Discovery launched its […]

BT Sport to showcase VR for Arsenal-Chelsea match

BT Sport, the sport TV arm of the UK telecom operator, is providing a virtual reality experience based around this weekend’s football match between Chelsea and Arsenal in four of mobile subsidiary EE’s stores in London as part of a new trial of the technology. BT Sport will film the game using VR cameras and […]

Facebook adds new tools for 360° video

Facebook has added new publishing and analytics tools to boost its 360° video offering along with a new analytics tool for Facebook Live and a raft of other video metrics tools. For its 360° video offering – which has seen over a quarter of a million 360° clips uploaded to date – the social network […]

BBC to offer virtual reality coverage of Olympics

The BBC is to offer up to 100 hours of live and on-demand virtual reality coverage of the Rio Olympic Games via its BBC Sport 360 app. Users of the service will need to download the standalone app and purchase a virtual reality viewer. The BBC said it would make 100 hours of VR content […]

Telekom debuts Twitter Halo 360° video for YouTube VideoDays

Deutsche Telekom is to provide 360° video coverage of the YouTube VideoDays Convention in Cologne, Germany on August 19-20 via Twitter Halo. The annual event, during which 15,000 fans are expected to converge on the city’s Lanxness Arena to see over 200 YouTube stars, will be covered by Deutsche Telekom with an HD live stream […]

Reuters partners with Samsung on 360-degree video

Reuters has partnered with Samsung to offer virtual reality and 360-degree videos and photos. The Focus 360 scheme will see Reuters use Samsung Gear 360 cameras and editing technology, making the immersive content available to view on Reuters.com and on the Reuters News and Reuters TV apps. “Our agreement with Samsung allows us to enhance our visual journalism and […]