CCS Insight: BT to buy ITV by 2018

BT will buy UK public broadcaster ITV by 2018 in an effort to “broaden its rights position beyond sport”, according to predictions by research firm CCS Insight. In its 2016 predictions report CCS Insight said that by buying ITV, BT would gain a “slew of rights contracts” as well as a terrestrial outlet for some […]

Sky News airs first virtual reality report on migrant crisis

Pay TV operator Sky’s Sky News service has launched its first virtual reality news report. The report,  on the migrant crisis in Europe, will take “viewers to the front line of Europe’s migration crisis in Greece enabling them to see for themselves what is happening there”, according to Sky News. The report, Migrants Crisis – […]

YouTube adds VR support to Android app

YouTube has added virtual reality (VR) video support to the service’s Android app, allowing viewers to experience immersive, 360-degree content. Announcing the rollout, YouTube said that the new VR features “enable you to see and be seen in a whole new way”, with Android users able to watch VR content using their phone and a […]

DirecTV weighs in to Virtual Reality space with boxing app

US pay TV operator DirecTV has launched its first Virtual Reality (VR) app, designed to give boxing fans “a ringside seat” with immersive fight highlights. The Big Knockout Boxing (BKB) VR App offers highlights from a BKB fight event in Las Vegas and lets users select different fight highlights and close-up camera feeds. DirecTV said it […]

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 […]

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