Virtual Reality

CNN Digital Launches Dedicated VR Unit

CNNVR will cover major news in 360-degree video format 3/08/2017 4:13 PM Eastern

CNN Digital this week announced the launch of CNNVR, a new, dedicated “immersive journalism unit” and virtual reality platform that will cover major news events in the 360-degree format.

Coverage in that format included this view into the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.

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CNN said the unit will tap into teams around the globe, including New York, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Dubai, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Beijing.

Early on, CNN’s VR/260 content will be offered via apps for iOS and Android, on browsers at cnn.com/vr, and support for headsets including the Samsung GearVR, Oculus Rift and Google Daydream.

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CNN estimates that it has produced more than 50 news stories in VR/360 over the past year.

 

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