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Will News Drive VR?

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RT.com, a Russian based website has announced that they will be producing news footage in 360 VR. ABC News has also jumped on the News VR bandwagon with stories on the Nepal Earthquake, and Inside Syria VR. They have teamed up with Jaunt VR, so if you want to watch it on your VR headset you will need to download the Android or iOS app. You can watch it on your computer by using your mouse to look around the 360 view.

Of course, YouTube and Facebook, both offer 360 support now and Belgian news channel VRT Nieuws has started News VR, as shown here.

As a member of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, I was contacted recently about my ability to supply VR rigs for news use. The VR future is immersive journalism.