Virtual reality

VR studio River staffs up

Virtual reality studio River Studios has officially launched and announced details of its leadership team, which includes staffers who have worked for YouTube and Disney. The LA-based studio was born out of technology venture capital firm Rothenberg Ventures and was founded by Harvard Business School graduate Mike Rothenberg, who takes the CEO role. Included in […]

BBC makes virtual reality move

The BBC has unveiled its first “true VR” pieces of content, marking a step forward in the UK public broadcaster’s experiments with the technology. The BBC posted a number of its Virtual Reality experiments to BBC Taster, its platform for experimental ideas, ahead of their premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, with more projects set to […]

Eurosport launches VR app for French Open

Eurosport has launched a virtual reality (VR) app to coincide with this year’s French Open tennis tournament. Eurosport VR will give viewers access to immersive sports content, including highlights from Roland Garros and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage shot in VR. During Roland Garros fans will be able to “see the world through the eyes of some […]

Google readies Daydream VR platform

Google is set to launch a mobile VR platform this autumn that will encompass smartphones, a reference design for a headset and controller, and apps. Announcing the plans at the Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, Google’s vice-president of virtual reality Clay Bavor said that Daydream will include “all the ingredients you need […]

Discovery’s Shark Week goes VR

Discovery Communications will embark on its annual Shark Week in late June with a virtual reality element included for the first time. The week-long extravaganza of shark-themed programming kicks off on June 26 and alongside a raft of programming about the aquatic predators there will be a dedicated VR experience, accessible via the DiscoveryVR app. […]

YouTube adds VR support app

YouTube has added virtual reality video support to the service’s Android app, allowing viewers to experience immersive, 360-degree content. Announcing the rollout, YouTube said that the new VR features “enable you to see and be seen in a whole new way”, with Android users able to watch VR content using their phone and a Google […]

Netflix, Hulu others to launch on Gear VR headset

Netflix and Hulu are among the major content partners that will launch apps for the forthcoming Samsung and Oculus-developed virtual reality headset, Gear VR. At the Oculus Connect conference in Hollywood, Oculus announced that it was bringing Netflix, Hulu, Twitch and Vimeo to the Gear VR, with TiVo, Facebook, 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate also […]