The BBC is serious about 360VR, and it wants to make sure you know this. While the BBC has produced & released 360VR Content before, this marks a concrete dedication to the medium. However don’t expect the UK Broadcast platform to pump out loads of content, as they have opted for “infrequent” releases, opting for impactful quality content over quantity.
Zillah Watson, Head of Content Commission of the VR Hub stated “As we’ve experimented with these ideas we’ve been making them available to the public to try out, which helps us get some valuable audience insights too. For example, We Wait is now available on Oculus Rift, The Turning Forest is available on Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR and Easter Rising is available on Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR. And today, Home – A VR Spacewalk, goes live in the Oculus and Steam stores – the BBC’s first VR experience on the HTC Vive.”
She went onto to say “Today we’re also announcing our next steps in VR, with a studio spearheading our VR production and exploring how VR can create real audience impact. We act as a hub internally, working closely with our programme makers and digital experts. And over the coming months we’ll be creating pieces across the range of genres the BBC is famous for.”
This VR film has previously been showcased at many film festivals but it hadn’t been released to the public. That changes today. Great News for 360VR from a Great News source!