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Shark Week adds VR content

Shark Week adds VR content

Shark Week, Discovery Channel’s annual block of television content dedicated totally to sharks, will this year be adding virtual reality (VR) content into the mix. The VR experience will give…

Report: VR ‘huge cultural impact’

Professional media network Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has released the latest of its Home Truths industry insight reports, focusing on the impact of immersive technologies, such as Augmented Reality (AR),…

2.3m US broadband homes own VR headset

2.3m US broadband homes own VR headset

Parks Associates has released consumer research showing that 2 per cent of US broadband households, or 2.3 million households, own a virtual reality (VR) headset. Additionally, 5 per cent of…

M6 brings 4K and AR to Euro 2016

M6 brings 4K and AR to Euro 2016

Three of the eleven football matches M6 will broadcast during this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament in France will be shot in 4K and delivered to Orange fibre subscribers. RTL Group’…

Roland-Garros app for UHD 360° VR

Roland-Garros app for UHD 360° VR

Some matches at upcoming French tennis open Roland-Garros will be offered by France Televisions in VR 360° and in Ultra HD quality from a dedicated mobile app. The virtual reality…

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…