Virtual reality: a giant leap for technology?

BSkyB is doubling its investment in virtual reality. Is this a sign that this much-hyped technology is finally poised for a breakthrough? Simon Wilson reports.

What’s going on in virtual reality?

BSkyB announced this week that it has more than doubled its punt on the future of virtual reality, investing a further $400,000 in a Californian start-up called Jaunt, which creates panoramic 3D effects.

The technology developed by Jaunt allows content producers to film 360 degrees, giving viewers an “immersive” 3D experience by playing the content on a virtual reality headset, rather than a flat TV screen [...]

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