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 [...]