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NBC VR coverage for Kentucky Derby

NBC Sports made its first foray into virtual reality on May 7th by airing VR footage from the 142nd Kentucky Derby, in partnership with NextVR. NBC and NextVR used seven…

Netflix doubts on VR

Netflix doubts on VR

VR is being touted as the next big thing but it’s not a priority for Netflix, said CEO Reed Hastings in an interview with VentureBeat. “I think it’s going to…

Half of Westerners no interest in buying VR (yet)

Newzoo’s latest round of consumer research in 16 countries has investigated VR awareness and buying intentions. Across key countries in North America and Europe, an average of 11 per cent of…

Facebook profits soar, ‘VR is for the future’

Facebook profits soar, ‘VR is for the future’

Shares in Facebook have hit record highs after its latest financial results smashed expectations, with profits rising threefold. The first quarter numbers beat analysts’ forecasts with the social network, also…

Gaming console adoption in significant decline

Gaming console adoption in significant decline

Parks Associates has published European research showing a steady decline in gaming console adoption in France, Spain, and the UK while remaining flat in Germany. Continued consumer adoption of mobile…

IDC: Over 9m VR headsets to ship this year

IDC: Over 9m VR headsets to ship this year

More than nine million virtual reality (VR) headsets will be shipped in 2016, according to research by analyst firm IDC. Some of the growth will be down to the first…

YouTube debuts VR

YouTube debuts VR

YouTube unveiled a 360-degree live-streamed video and spatial audio in the immersive video experience at the NAB. YouTube partnered with tech site The Verge to air the first live-streamed 360-degree…

Technicolor chief ponders future of ‘Virtual Experiences’

While new developments in technologies have driven much of the headline-grabbing coverage of virtual, augmented and mixed reality, artists have an absolutely critical role to play in wringing the full…

Ericsson, Fox enable next-gen content on UDN

Ericsson has announced that as part of its global partnership with the Fox Innovation Lab, Twentieth Century Fox’s research and development centre, it is collaborating on a proof of concept…

NPAW partners with Bitmovin

NICE PEOPLE AT WORK (NPAW), an expert in business intelligence and analytics technology for the online video industry, has announced its partnership with Bitmovin, integrating Bitmovin’s HTML5 360 and Virtual…