SBS VR App Updated, Three New Projects Launched

Written by Martin Kovacs     11/10/2016 | 14:15 | Category: INDUSTRY

SBS has updated its free SBS VR virtual reality app for Android and iOS, and has also today launched three new VR projects.

SBS VR App Updated, Three New Projects LaunchedSBS states that the update delivers smoother playback and more intuitive navigation, with the app continuing "to explore the world through a 360-degree lens - connecting audiences through immersive experiences and giving insights into unique stories".

The three new VR projects include Welcome to Garma with Ernie Dingo, building on NITV's coverage, presenting "a rare insight into the remarkable Indigenous Garma Festival in Arnhem Land".

A Pig's Life with Matthew Evans, meanwhile, is "a VR exploration of the life of a pig in Australia's meat trade", with Tomorrow's Diwali being "a real-time art animation driven by SBS Radio celebrating the significance of Diwali to Australia".

SBS states that a partnership with the Antenna Documentary Film Festival will also see audiences able to access Invisible, an international VR film that is "a journey into the UK's immigration detention system".

"VR and 360-degree storytelling provides new opportunities to engage with audiences, immersing them in virtual worlds that drive an emotional connection through shared experience," John-Paul Marin, SBS Digital Creative Labs manager, commented.

"Embracing this digital innovation, SBS VR transports viewers to the very heart of unique stories, encouraging a deeper understanding of our diverse world."

Further information can be found here.