Jaunt winds down VR activities to focus on AR

Jaunt has announced that it will wind down a number of virtual reality (VR) products and content services in the coming weeks as it shifts its focus to augmented reality (AR). In a blog post, the immersive media company – which is backed by the likes of Sky, Disney and ProSiebenSat.1 – said that it “had […]

Jaunt appoints new CEO as Kliavkoff exits

Jaunt, the VR and AR company backed by the likes of Sky, Disney and ProSiebenSat.1, has upped its vice president of global business development and strategy, Mitzi Reaugh, to CEO. Reaugh is due to take up her new role on October 1 and will succeed George Kliavkoff, who is stepping down as CEO to take […]

Jaunt acquires AR streaming technology from US-based Personify

Disney, Sky and ProSieben-backed VR and AR company Jaunt has acquired a volumetric streaming software system from US-based Personify. Jaunt has acquired Personify’s ‘Teleporter’ line of business, including key staff, intellectual property, and four pending patents developed around the Teleporter technology. The Teleporter software system is designed to capture, processes and stream life-like augmented reality […]

Jaunt expands VR/AR platform with new R&D efforts

Immersive content firm Jaunt has announced new research and development (R&D) efforts to support its Jaunt XR platform. This business-to-business extended reality platform enables partners to distribute augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) content through their own applications and channels. The new R&D efforts focus on volumetric capture, which makes it […]

Sky selects Jaunt to power VR app

Sky’s VR Studio has selected Jaunt’s XR Platform to deliver virtual reality content to consumers via the Sky VR app. The move marks the Sky as the first media company to adopt the Jaunt XR Platform – a white label immersive content distribution solution targeted at media companies, brands and content aggregators. Sky first launched […]

Jaunt VR hires former Hulu, Vessel exec to drive revenue

Virtual reality firm Jaunt has appointed former Hulu and Vessel executive Jean-Paul Colaco as first chief revenue officer. Colaco will be responsible for global revenue generation across the company and will report directly to Jaunt president and CEO, George Kliavkoff. Between 2007 and 2013 Colaco worked as senior vice president of advertising at Hulu, where […]

Jaunt adds branded Sky section to VR app

Cinematic virtual reality firm Jaunt has struck a content deal with investor Sky that will see it launch a Sky World section within the Jaunt app. Sky World will host a selection of Sky’s news, sports and cinematic VR content. In return, Sky will showcase four Jaunt VR experiences in its newly launched Sky VR […]

VR firm Jaunt appoints Hearst exec as new CEO

Disney, Sky and ProSiebenSat.1-backed cinematic VR firm, Jaunt, has appointed Hearst executive George Kliavkoff as its new CEO. Kliavkoff joins from Hearst, where he was co-president of entertainment and syndication – the company’s largest division that is responsible for: Hearst’s cable television networks, including ESPN, Lifetime, A&E and History; television production and distribution; newspaper syndication; […]

Jaunt launches VR publishing programme

Virtual reality firm Jaunt has launched a publishing program to allow professional VR creators to publish their content directly to the Jaunt VR app. Jaunt Publishing lets VR content makers submit their work through an online portal on the company’s website. It will then be vetted by an internal review board and, if approved, published […]

Jaunt adds Dolby Labs section to VR app

Virtual reality specialist Jaunt and Dolby Laboratories have launched a section on the Jaunt VR app dedicated to content mixed in Dolby Atmos sound. The branded Dolby Atmos portal is designed to give viewers easy access to all available Dolby Atmos-enabled VR experiences and is available on the Jaunt VR app for iOS, Android, Samsung Gear […]