virtual reality

Mediapro launches into VR gaming


Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has teamed up with audiovisual producer 100 Balas and Sony Interactive Entertainment Spain to launch itself into the world of… Read more

Virtual revolution

Rewind's multi-platform VR experience for Ghost in the Shell

The nascent virtual reality market is slowly coming of age, with a new crop of VR production companies helping to define what immersive content looks like today. Andy McDonald finds out more. While it is… Read more

IHS Markit: VR install base to reach 91m in 2021

Google Daydream

The global installed base of VR headsets is due to climb from 18 million in 2016 to 91 million in 2021, according to IHS Markit. Presenting stats at IHS Markit’s Media and Technology Conference in… Read more

MTG launches VR platform Viareal

MTG viareal VR app on device

Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched a virtual reality app, offering extensions from its linear TV shows and from sports and eSports events, as well as exclusive VR-content. Viareal is MTG’s first VR app and… Read more

eMarketer: US virtual reality use to climb 110% this year


Virtual reality usage will grow by 110% in the US this year, but will not reach mass adoption “in the foreseeable future”, according to eMarketer. The research firm’s first forecast on virtual and augmented reality… Read more

Google announces standalone Daydream VR headsets


The first standalone virtual reality headsets to run using Google’s Daydream VR platform are due to launch later this year, the tech giant has announced. Revealing the news at its Google I/O developer conference in… Read more

Google buys VR studio Owlchemy Labs

The Owlchemy Labs team

Google has acquired Austin, Texas-based virtual reality (VR) and games studio Owlchemy Labs. Founded in 2010, Owlchemy has created VR games including: Job Simulator, a launch title for HTC Vive, Oculus + Touch, and PlayStation VR;… Read more

VR firm Improbable raises US$502 million


London-based virtual reality (VR) technology company, Improbable, has raised US$502m in a Series B funding round led by SoftBank. Improbable said it will invest the cash in developing its technology – including its SpatialOS distributed… Read more

Meo launches live TV ‘in VR environment’


Altice-owned Portuguese telecom operator Portugal Telecom/Meo has laid claim to have become the first operator in Europe to offer live TV channels in a virtual reality environment through Samsung Gear VR headsets powered by Oculus.… Read more

Sky creates VR highlights film of Klitscko-Joshua bout

Boxing at Wembley Stadium

Sky has created a virtual-reality highlights film of the April 29 world heavyweight boxing match between Vitali Klitschko and Anthony Joshua that is available for download via the Sky VR app. The 12-minute film was… Read more