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Reuters, the international news provider, has announced an agreement with Samsung to bring Reuters photography and video to new dimensions through an inventive programme, Focus 360. The partnership will provide virtual reality and 360 degree video and photography news content from around the world, using Samsung Gear 360 cameras and editing technology.
Users will be able to view local and global stories in this new immersive medium on Reuters.com, Reuters.com mobile web and the Reuters News and Reuters TV apps. Newsrooms around the world will have free access to the content via Media Express.
Focus 360 will provide rich VR and 360 content to meet the changing needs of customers, who are increasingly relying on engaging video and photo experiences for their users and viewers.
“Our agreement with Samsung allows us to enhance our visual journalism and provide a more absorbing experience for our viewers,” said Stephen Adler, Editor In Chief and President, Reuters. “Through VR and 360 technology, customers will be able to deepen their perspective on news events and gain a richer understanding of the context.”