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NTT Docomo develops 8K VR system for live video over 5G

NTT Docomo has developed what it claims to be the world’s first 8K 3D virtual reality (VR) system for live video streaming and viewing at 60 frames per second (fps) over 5G. The Japanese mobile operator said that viewers will be able to use head-mounted displays to experience music and sporting events in realistic 3D […]

Facebook debuts 4K VR, reportedly launching TV feature next month

Facebook has introduced 4K resolution support for its Live 360 platform as part of a series of updates that will also see viewers able to view Live 360 videos streamed in 4K in virtual reality. Separately, Bloomberg has reported that Facebook will launch its delayed TV service next month. Facebook is supporting 4K resolution for […]

BT to provide 360° and 4K UHD Champions League final for first time

BT is to provide coverage of the Champions League football final in 360° video for the first time. The telco will make 360° coverage of the match available on YouTube and the new BT Sport Virtual Reality App, allowing viewers to choose between a 360°–produced programme with commentary and graphics, or select their own camera […]

Facebook unveils new 360° cameras

Facebook has unveiled two new 360° cameras at its F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. The x24 and its smaller counterpart, the x6, are the latest designs in the Facebook Surround 360 family. Facebook launched its initial Surround 360 camera last year. The new cameras each have ‘six-degrees-of-freedom’ designs, which the social network said […]

Facebook launches live 360° video streaming

Facebook is launching live 360° video streaming, with National Geographic to be the first publisher to use the new functionality. Facebook: Live 360 will go live at 3pm Eastern Time today with a National Geographic live stream from the Mars Desert Research Station facility in Utah. Facebook said that Live 360 video will be available […]

Sky claims Turkish trademark victory

Sky has claimed victory in a Turkish trademark infringement case, after an Istanbul court ruled that channel operators Atlas and T-Medya were not authorised to use the name ‘SkyTurk’. The decision, which was finalised in April but published this week, found that Atlas and T-Medya had infringed Sky’s trademark and ruled that they should not […]