Factory 42

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‘The Green Planet’ goes AR UK-based immersive entertainment studio Factory 42 has launched The Green Planet AR Experience, inspired by UK pubcaster the BBC’s Natural History Unit series. Made in collaboration with BBC Studios, and hosted by a virtual David Attenborough, who has been transformed into a lifelike 3D hologram, the free-to-attend experience is being […]

Sky launches VR app

Sky has launched a dedicated virtual reality app that will feature content produced by the UK-based pay TV operator and its partners. The Sky VR App for Android and iOS smartphones will feature a range of 360-degree videos, including two new Sky VR experiences – Sky Sports: Closer featuring David Beckham; and Sky’s first VR commission, an […]

Sky enlists 3D veteran for VR ballet experience

Sky has partnered with the English National Ballet (ENB) and new content firm Factory 42 to produce a VR performance for Sky’s forthcoming VR app. Factory 42, a new immersive content production company set up by former Sky 3D director, John Cassy will produce the two-minute piece,which will be based on the Akram Khan-choreographed version of […]

Former Sky exec opens VR Factory

Former Sky Arts and Sky 3D boss John Cassy has launched Factory 42, a new virtual reality studio. The new content company has its first commission, a VR experience based around the English National Ballet’s upcoming production Giselle. Cassy (pictured below, left) ran the Sky Arts channel and oversaw the rollout of Sky’s 3D TV […]