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Sky-backed VR firm confirms immersive series

An episodic virtual reality series from American movie director Doug Liman is going into production. Liman and his production partner at 30 Ninjas, Julina Tatlock, are working with cinematic VR firm Jaunt, Condé Nast Entertainment and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Melisa Wallack (Dallas Buyers Club) on the series, Invisible. Jaunt, which European satcaster Sky and The Walt […]

Sky to launch 360-degree video on Facebook

Sky has started producing 360-degree videos and will use Facebook as a distribution platform for this content, according to Sky’s MD of content Gary Davey. Speaking at a Royal Television Society event in London last night, Davey said that Sky has started producing some “really interesting” Virtual Reality (VR) content and filmed something “just the other […]

Barcroft makes virtual reality moves

Barcroft Media has struck two virtual reality deals, marking the UK-based content company’s first moves in the growing VR sector. Barcroft, which makes content for its own suite of YouTube channels, and makes factual TV shows, has teamed with Jaunt, the VR firm that counts Disney, ProSiebenSat.1 and Sky among its investors. The pair will […]

Disney, Sky and ProSiebenSat.1 invest in VR firm Jaunt

Disney has led a new US$65 million (€58 million) funding round in cinematic virtual reality (VR) firm Jaunt, with Sky also upping its investment in the firm and ProSiebenSat.1 coming on board as an investor. The Walt Disney Company led the Series C funding round alongside Evolution Media Partners, TPG Growth and Participant Media, and […]

BSkyB invests in virtual reality cinema specialist

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has made an equity investment of US$400,000 (€300,000) in US-based virtual reality cinema startup Jaunt. The investment in the Palo Alto, California-based company follows a US$350,000 equity investment made by Sky during an earlier round of funding in December 2013. Jaunt announced its US$6.8 million funding round in April, including […]