Nat Geo, Discovery Nominated for Streamys

Nods come in new VR category added to 6th annual Web video awards

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).

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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.