virtual reality

Fox creates new video-gaming, location-based ents and VR division

Salil Mehta

Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Networks has created a new division to oversee video-gaming, location-based entertainment and virtual and augmented reality productions under Twentieth Century… Read more

Facebook CEO denies Oculus technology theft

Oculus Rift

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared in a US court yesterday to deny claims that Oculus Rift used stolen technology to create its VR headset. Zuckerberg’s… Read more

European and Australian VR content firms merge

VCG Founders Chanalet-Quercy and Kirchhof at December's Lumiere Awards in Liege, Belgium

Virtual reality-focused producers in Europe and Australia have merged to create a new conglomerate, the Virtual Content Group. France’s Cow Prod, Germany’s INVR. SPACE and… Read more

VR and AR to ‘revolutionise e-commerce’

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Virtual reality and augmented reality are set to “revolutionise the e-commerce industry” and reach a predicted value of US$150 billion (€142 billion) by 2020, according… Read more

BBC must ‘reinvent PSB’ to take on Netflix and Amazon

BBC director general Tony Hall

The BBC must “reinvent public service broadcasting” in a bid to take on digital video giants like Amazon and Netflix, according to director general Tony… Read more

BBC looking to develop haptic VR and AR experiences

Charlotte Jones

BBC Earth is looking to experiment with ‘haptic’ virtual reality experiences – involving a sense of touch as well as sight and hearing – and… Read more

BBC launches first VR project on Oculus

We Wait

The BBC has launched its first virtual reality (VR) production on the Oculus store. The film, titled We Wait, is an animated depiction of migrants… Read more

Global VR Association launches with backing from Google, Facebook, HTC

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Google, HTC VIVE and ’s Oculus are among the founding members of the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), which was announced last week. The non-profit… Read more

Howard to head Discovery VR

Rebecca Howard

Discovery has brought in Rebecca Howard to head up its virtual reality content efforts. Howard will be based in LA and workon the Discovery VR… Read more

BBC launches virtual reality talk show

no-small-talk

UK public broadcaster has launched No Small Talk, a virtual reality talk show for millennial women. The one-off, 10-minute show is being coproduced by VR… Read more

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