virtual reality

Sky Sports to air Ultra HD cricket

South Africa v England - Third Test: Day One

Sky Sports is due to broadcast cricket in Ultra High Definition this summer, in what Sky described as a “world first for Test cricket”. Sky… Read more

Facebook makes AR push, launches VR app

Mark Zuckerberg discusses AR at F8 2017

Facebook signalled a major push into augmented reality and launched a VR app for communicating with friends at its F8 conference yesterday. Speaking at the… Read more

VR streaming service Visbit launches in open beta


Virtual reality streaming service, Visbit, has launched in open beta, following five months of closed trials. The company said its service supports multiple VR platforms… Read more

VR revenues ‘to reach US$7.2 billion this year’


Total virtual reality revenues will reach US$7.2 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to new research by Greenlight Insights. The virtual and augmented… Read more

ITV to showcase Grand National in virtual reality

itv racing

Commercial broadcaster ITV has teamed up with virtual reality outfit VR City and media agency Goodstuff to show highlights from the Grand National horse race… Read more

Mixed reality entertainment still ‘future gazing’ but tech advancing rapidly

Microsoft Hololens

The application of ‘mixed reality’ to consumer-facing entertainment services is still some way off, but the technology is advancing rapidly, attendees at MIPTV heard today.… Read more

VR and AR headset shipments to grow ten-fold

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

Virtual and augmented reality headset shipments will grow nearly ten-fold between 2016 and 2021 according to research firm IDC. The International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide… Read more

O2 launches mixed reality rugby experience

O2 VR virtual reality

Telefónica-owned UK mobile operator O2 has unveiled a raft of new virtual reality experiences, including one built around the English rugby football team and one… Read more

CNN launches VR division


US news broadcaster CNN has officially launched CNNVR, its new immersive journalism unit and virtual reality platform. The global division, which sits within CNN Digital,… Read more

VR could ‘replace television’

Virtual reality VR Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival

For consumers, the VR market has the potential to “replace television” as the sector balloons in the next five years, according to business consulting firm… Read more