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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…

Google: VR “adult content” searches up 9,900%

In the past 17 months, searches for VR porn have risen by 9,900 per cent, according to Google Trends.  Experts now predict that the adult VR industry could be worth…

PlayStation VR pre-orders sell out in US

PlayStation VR pre-orders sell out in US

Pre-orders for the PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset have already sold out in the US, with shortages also predicted for the UK. According to games review site IGN, the final…

VR: Virtually a Reality?

Virtual Reality is becoming part of the furniture of all media business conversations in the way that 4K did three or four years ago and 3D did seven or eight…

Australia: Stan, Presto growing faster than Netflix

Australia: Stan, Presto growing faster than Netflix

Uptake of subscription video on demand (SVoD) services delivered over the Internet continues to run hot in Australia with 2.7 million active subscriptions expected by the end of June 2016,…

XTreme Video confirms 4K/360° VR content boost

Multi-platform network XTreme Video has confirmed it will amplify investment in creating 4K and 360 VR original content with its creators and brands. XTreme Video is investing in ramping up…

Syfy launching hybrid VR series

Syfy launching hybrid VR series

Syfy, the home of science fiction entertainment, has announced a September 22nd launch date for Halcyon – a hybrid VR scripted series. The series will available across Syfy channels and…

Study: VR will play key role in OTT market

The OTT market is moving in the direction of virtual reality (VR) according to a global study, commissioned by Level 3 Communications and conducted by Unisphere Research, in partnership with…

Sony VR slate features Star Wars

Sony VR slate features Star Wars

Sony has unveiled a raft of new games at the E3 video games trade show in LA that will be playable in virtual reality via its PlayStation 4 console and…

BBC unveils VR and 360 video projects

BBC unveils VR and 360 video projects

The BBC has unveiled its first VR experiments, including Easter Rising: Voice of a Rebel, We Wait, and Home – A VR Spacewalk, before they premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest…