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WBD UK & Ireland reveals production slate

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) UK & Ireland has commissioned a host of new and returning series across the Reality, True Crime, Paranormal, Property, Food and Medical genres. Eleven new and returning titles will drop on discovery+ and air across linear channels, Really, Food Network and Quest Red, in 2023 and early 2024. As fans look […]

July 12, 2023

Meta launches VR subscription service

Meta has launched Meta Quest+, a virtual-reality (VR) subscription gaming service. For $7.99 (€7.31) per month, or $59.99 annually, users will gain access to two hand-picked VR titles every month. Users who sign up now through July 31st will get the first month for $1. “With a combination of VR’s biggest hits, hidden gems, and […]

June 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Peacock on Meta Quest

Peacock is now available on Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro in the US and certain US territories, marking the first time the streaming service is available on a virtual reality (VR) headset. Users can sign up to watch thousands of movies, TV shows, MLB, WWE, Premier League and NFL games, and other sports […]

April 14, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: Another slow year for VR sales in 2023

Macroeconomic weakness is leaving its stamp on consumer device markets, and virtual and augmented reality devices are no exception, according to research from technology market analyst firm CCS Insight. The company expects global unit sales in this segment to remain just short of 10 million in 2022, growing to 11.4 million in 2023. “High inflation […]

December 16, 2022

Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord on Quest 2, PS VR2

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality (SPVR) has revealed the name of their highly anticipated VR game based on the Ghostbusters franchise, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, coming to Meta Quest 2 and PlayStation VR2 in 2023. Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, developed by award-winning VR developer and publisher nDreams and published by Sony Pictures […]

November 1, 2022

WBD UK commissions new factual shows

Warner Bros Discovery UK has commissioned three new linear series; Secret Life of the Auction House (w/t), Vintage Brokers (w/t) and Supercar Airport (w/t), and has also confirmed the return of Kings Of The Wood, MotorPickers, Fifth Gear Recharged and Wheeler Dealers on linear channels and discovery+ starting next year. Secret Life of the Auction […]

September 22, 2022

Warner Bros Discovery UK commissions true crime slate

Warner Bros Discovery UK has announced the commission of three new true crime series; The Swindlers (w/t), Dead Fake (w/t) and Michael Sams: Kidnapper Killer, as well as the return of Quest Red’s Deadliest Mums & Dads for season two. The Swindlers is a 6×60 docuseries produced by Crackit Productions that examines some of the […]

July 22, 2022

Warner Bros Discovery UK commissions Inside The Heist

Warner Bros Discovery UK has announced the commission of a new crime documentary, Inside The Heist (w/t). The 6×60 series, produced by Twenty Six 03, will examine some of the most brazen and intricately planned heists of the past 25 years, including Dunbar Security Job, Millennium Dome, Hatton Garden, Antwerp Diamond, Stockholm Helicopter, and Rio […]

June 28, 2022

Discovery UK orders more Faking It

True crime series, Faking It, will return this year as Discovery UK commissions a new line-up of specials along with the sixth season produced by Merseyside-based Shearwater Media. Faking It follows experts in body language, linguistics and forensic psychology as they examine footage and interviews of individuals connected to some of the most high-profile crimes, […]

March 22, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Forecast: VR revenues to surpass $56bn by 2026

ABI Research reports that 2020 both accelerated and severely hampered the Virtual Reality (VR) market, and those impacts continue in 2021. Consumer interest in VR grew significantly, while the bubble created around location-based VR—once a significant portion of the total VR market—is now bursting. Interest is slowly returning for public usage in arcades and other […]

October 1, 2021