Virtual reality


Breaking Fourth launches VR show for Samsung VR Pilot Season

British virtual reality studio Breaking Fourth has launched a new virtual reality (VR) series, Bro Bots, during the Tribeca Film Festival. The first six-minute episode, entitled Bro Bots Go Sky High, premiered yesterday during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival as part of Samsung VR Video’s Pilot Season. Samsung VR Video Pilot Season is a new initiative aimed at […]

Former Discovery VR boss co-founds new VR studio

A new virtual reality (VR) studio co-founded by two former Discovery executives – including the former head of Discovery VR – has launched. Previously in “non-public stealth mode,” San Francisco-based Tomorrow Never Knows describes itself as is a content, technology and research studio. The company was co-founded by former Discovery VR chief, Nathan Brown, and Discovery […]

UK makes major VR pledge in £150m Creative Industries Sector Deal

The UK government has made a major commitment to virtual reality (VR) and immersive technologies as part its Creative Industries Sector Deal. Unveiled yesterday, the deal will see the government and industry jointly invest more than £150 million to help cultural and creative business thrive across Britain. As part of this, the Sector Deal aims […]

Vodafone demos live VR in Spain

Vodafone España has said it can now deliver virtual reality experiences to 4G mobile users in close to real-time without a significant delay through the use of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) technology. Vodafone said it was using MEC technology in conjunction with Huawei’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), one of the technologies that will go towards […]

CNN launches VR app on Oculus Rift

CNN has launched its virtual reality news app, CNNVR, on Oculus Rift headsets, promising users a deeper sense of ‘connectedness’ with the news. The app was created in partnership with visual development and experience company Magnopus and offers breaking news video in a VR environment, as well as immersive 360° video. CNN said the app […]

BBC launches BBC Earth VR experience

The BBC has launched a virtual reality experience inspired by natural history series like Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, called BBC Earth: Life in VR. The immersive experience lets users dive with sea otters, learn about kelp forests, explore the trenches below the Pacific Ocean, and encounter giant squid and sperm whales. BBC […]

Eurosport to offer VR Winter Olympics coverage

Eurosport is due to make more than 50 hours of live Virtual Reality (VR) coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics available through a dedicated app. The Winter Olympics Eurosport VR app will offer live immersive coverage of a range of sports including alpine skiing, curling, figure skating, ice hockey, short track, ski jumping, skeleton, and […]

Lenovo launches first standalone Daydream VR headset

Lenovo has unveiled the first standalone virtual reality (VR) headset to run on Google’s Daydream VR platform at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The Lenovo Mirage Solo with Daydream is an all-in-one headset that does not need to be tethered to wires, PCs or phones. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 […]

CES: HTC launches new Vive headset, partners with Vimeo on VR video

HTC has unveiled its new Vive Pro virtual reality headset at the CES, promising a 78% increase in resolution over the current generation of Vive headset. The upgraded Vive features dual-OLED displays with 2880 x 1600 picture resolution and integrated headphones with a built-in amplifier to offer a “heightened sense of presence and an overall […]

NBC to provide live VR coverage of Winter Olympics

US TV network NBC is to provide over 50 hours of live virtual reality coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in partnership with Intel. NBC will use Intel’s True VR technology to deliver VR coverage of the games to authenticated users with Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Samsung Gear VR, and both Google Cardboard and Google […]