Production News

Bookmark and Share
07/07/2017

BBC Taster Unveils New Virtual Reality App

News Image
BBC Taster has today launched a new virtual reality app.

The app is available for free on Android and iOS and includes content from BBC Three and Planet Earth II, with more from across the BBC coming soon.

The app is part of BBC Taster's remit to put the BBC's early and experimental ideas in the hands of audiences. It will feature a range of content designed to push the limits of virtual reality on mobile devices, including animated VR, interactive 360° videos, dynamic binaural audio and branching narratives, which let users decide where to take the story.

One of the first pieces of VR to be published in the app is a trailer for upcoming BBC Three feature-length documentary One Deadly Weekend in America. The VR trailer is a virtual experience about gun crime, immersing you into an American street scene where clips from the documentary play around you.

Other content to feature in the app at launch includes new interactive 360° content from Planet Earth II, which enables viewers to choose their path through the story. The app will be regularly updated with new VR experiences over the coming weeks and months.
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

17/02/2020
OWNZONES To Demonstrate Breakthroughs In Content Supply And Chain Technology
At the 2020 HPA Tech Retreat, OWNZONES Entertainment Technologies will demonstrate several new industry-leading breakthroughs in content supply chain
06/02/2018
Nominations For RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018 Announced
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2018. The awards ceremony, sponsored by Gues
11/04/2017
RTS Announce Scotland Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the RTS Scotland Awards 2017. The awards cover all forms of production in Scotlan
29/09/2017
RTS Announces Nominations For North West Awards 2017
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the nominations for its annual awards, at an event sponsored by Audio Network. Cat
13/04/2016
Production News : Nominations Announced For RTS Scotland Awards 2016
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for this year's RTS Scotland Awards 2016. The awards cover all forms of production in
02/10/2015
RTS North West Announce Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) North West Centre has announced the shortlist for its annual awards at an event hosted by CBBC presenter Lauren Lay
04/11/2014
Production News - RTS Announces Craft & Design Awards Shortlist
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the shortlist for the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2013/2014. The winners will be announced at a ceremon
21/05/2015
RTS Announces Winners Of Scotland Awards 2014
The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the winners of the RTS Scotland Awards 2014. Chaired by April Chamberlain, the awards cover all forms
19/12/2011
BBC Reveals Virgin Media TiVo Deal
Virgin Media and the BBC have announced a new deal that will bring next-generation BBC TV services to the Virgin Media TiVo Service in 2012, continuin
15/11/2019
Production News : BBC NI Appoints New Head Of Content Production
BBC Northern Ireland has appointed a new Head of Content Production. Emma Dunseith will take over the role from Eddie Doyle who was recently appointed
27/04/2017
RTS East Centre Announces Nominations For Awards
The Royal Television Society (RTS) East Centre has announced the nominations for the RTS East Awards 2017. The inaugural awards will take place on 25
28/07/2011
'Best Of British' TV For Europe With The BBC iPlayer
BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm, is now offering audiences across Europe the first-ever opportunity to delve into a digital mix of classic and
18/05/2017
Production News : Vic And Bob Return For BBC Special
It has been confirmed that Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer are to bring their stage show to BBC Two. 'Vic & Bob's Big Night Out' is a re-imagining of the
11/05/2017
Production News : BBC Announces Cast For Queers
BBC Four has announced its "stellar" cast of Queers, including Ben Whishaw, Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadi
10/05/2017
Production News : BBC Three Commissions 'The Young Offenders'
BBC Three has given the go-ahead to a new series of Irish comedy The Young Offenders. In association with RTÉ, BBC Three and BBC Comedy have commissio