Facebook unveils new 360° cameras


Facebook has unveiled two new 360° cameras at its F8 developers conference in San Jose, California. The x24 and its smaller counterpart, the x6, are… Read more

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

Ridley Scott’s RSA Films launches VR division

Still from The Martian VR Experience

Ridley Scott’s RSA Films has launched a new division dedicated to the development and production of immersive media. The RSA VR division will create content… 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 startups face ‘survival challenge’ until mobile platforms reach critical mass


Virtual reality startups face a “challenge to survive” until mobile platforms that support virtual experiences reach critical mass, according to a panel of speakers at… 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