1. Chemy JMHT's Avatar


    CNN is making a grand entrance into the immersive medium of VR with a new effort called CNNVR. Trump’s favorite news source is launching the VR unit to “transport users to the front row of global events.”

    The company is launching the VR unit with a feature highlighting the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. CNN has already worked on nearly 50 pieces of 360-degree content, so the main news is that there is now a more centralized home for viewing the content and a more formalized internal structure for producing it.

    The big change for users is that 360-degree videos will now be natively viewable in CNN’s iOS and Android app, making the app the third largest VR-capable mobile app according to the company, behind YouTube and Facebook. In addition to being viewable on smartphones, the media company’s videos will also be accessible on select VR headsets, including the Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream and Oculus Rift. Desktop users will also be able to check out the content on their 360-compatible browser.

    The company plans to highlight live-streamed VR content as well as produced regular VR programming.

    Many have heralded VR as a particularly apt medium for capturing perspectives and fostering empathy for emotional situations unfolding across the globe. It certainly doesn’t work for everything, but few mediums can capture the hell of war or the chaos of riots as well as 360 footage can.

    Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/07/cn...urnalism-unit/
    03-07-2017 08:52 PM
  2. Cale Hunt's Avatar
    Glad to see VR moving into the mainstream and love seeing more content for our headsets; also, too bad it's CNN.
    Firegold21 likes this.
    03-09-2017 01:23 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    LOL I don't know any good news service, so for me being Fox News, CNN or any other is simply the same.

    I think first it will be only entertainment news so not big deal.
    03-13-2017 02:21 PM
  4. Clinton_Stuarta's Avatar
    The same program should work for the Rift and the Vive."
    not really, I read an article that shows on the hardware level the devices are different but they are trying to change and standardize the driver and software interactions so it's easier to pick your device and pick your game not just find one that supports your vive specifically. Personally, thanks to Robo Recall I am VERY happy with my Oculus Rift.
    03-13-2017 03:11 PM
  5. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I'm happy with my Rift too, but I need the Touch Controllers, I'm thinking getting a pair now that the price is just $100 and also the extra camera (Sensor) is $60.
    03-13-2017 05:12 PM
  6. krisguy's Avatar
    I got their new content as part of the Facebook update on my Gear VR. I think that having a dedicated group is going to be necessary. 360 degree journalism is going to be way different than traditional print or video.
    Chemy JMHT likes this.
    03-14-2017 10:58 AM

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