Nat Geo, Discovery Nominated for Streamys

Nods come in new VR category added to 6th annual Web video awards
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National Geographic and Discovery have both snagged nominations in the Virtual Reality and 360° Video category, a new award being added this year to the 6th Annual Streamy Awards (from Tubefilter and Dick Clark Productions).

Discovery VR was nominated for immersive stories on everything from shark-infested shipwrecks to freeboarding ( a snowboard-like skateboard).

Related:Discovery Gets Ahead of VR Curve

Nat Geo fare included a 360° tour of a volcano eruption.

The winners will be announced Oct. 4 at ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. A panel of creators, execs and other online video industry notables will select the winners. Get a complete list of the nominees here.

The Streamys will be hosted by YouTube star GloZell Green.

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