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Monday, June 13, 2016

BBC Enters Virtual Reality (VR)

The BBC Takes Its First Steps into 'True VR' (+Video)

"The BBC's storytelling tradition is all around experiences."

Jamie Rigg | June 9, 2016

The BBC is in something of an enviable position. As part of its duty to "inform, educate and entertain," the broadcaster is effectively mandated to innovate -- to explore new technologies that can better serve the public. This is the job of BBC R&D, which is looking to virtual reality as a new way to tell stories, without the same commercial pressures other broadcasters face. There's a certain freedom in this, and it's allowing the BBC to go beyond 360-degree video and dip its toe into more immersive "true VR" experiences, with the first of these being published today.


<more at; related articles and links: (+Video) (The BBC and Virtual Reality. June 9, 2016) and (BBC unveils first ‘true VR’ projects. June 10, 2016)>

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