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BBC Sport 360 for Rio Olympics

BBC Sport 360 for Rio Olympics

The BBC has launched BBC Sport 360, an experimental service bringing Rio 2016 live and on-demand to UK audiences in 360 degree video for the first time. Armchair sports fans…

Technicolor VR/AR centre opens

Technicolor has announced the opening of the Technicolor Experience Centre. The centre is tasked with developing high-concept content, platforms and technology for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and other…

Reuters, Samsung partner for 360° news

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…

Sky VR app “this summer”

Sky VR app “this summer”

During Sky’s full year results announcement, the company revealed it will launch its VR app within the next few weeks. “This summer we will launch a Sky VR app, confirming…

MaxPlay launches beta development platform

MaxPlay, an interactive content development software company, is now accepting closed beta sign-up applications for its Game Development Suite (GDS).  MaxPlay’s GDS is a cloud-enabled real-time collaborative game and VR…

Emerging tech driving US technology industry

Emerging tech driving US technology industry

Broader adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enthusiasm for emerging technology will drive the US consumer technology industry to $286.6 billion (€260.6bn) in retail revenues ($224 billion wholesale) in…

Dolby, Jaunt launch cinematic VR portal

Dolby Laboratories and Jaunt, a specialist in cinematic virtual reality (VR), have announced the launch of adedicated VR content portal featuring titles mixed in Dolby Atmos sound to enhance viewers’…

Record $2bn AR/VR investment in last 12 months

Record $2bn AR/VR investment in last 12 months

Pokémon Go isn’t the only breakout Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) success this year. Early stage VCs and corporates invested a record $2 billion (€1.8bn) into AR/VR startups in the last 12…

NBC announces ‘record’ Olympics digital coverage

NBC announces ‘record’ Olympics digital coverage

A record 4,500 streaming hours, including live streaming of all competition; TV simulstream coverage of nine television networks; and first-time streaming to connected TVs highlight NBC Olympics’ digital offering for…

NBC, Samsung team for VR Olympics

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it will broadcast 85 hours of the 2016 Olympic games in 360-degree virtual reality, partnering with Samsung and the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS). The content…