Tag Archives: virtual reality

Formula 1 launches VR app

Formula 1 announced that it has reached a partnership agreement with virtual reality (VR) 360º providers The Dream VR to offer fans a new viewership experience, available on mobile, smart TVs and VR headsets. Thanks to the new F1 VR and 360º channel, available on any device compatible with The Dream VR app, fans will [...]

DirecTV sees growth in digital users during FIFA World Cup

DirecTV released data of its recent coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, which was available for more than 8 million subscribers in Latin America. The company said that more than 1.6 million unique users accessed the content of the event through its TV Everywhere platforms, up 70% compared with the 2014 World Cup [...]

DirecTV to offer FIFA World Cup matches in virtual reality

DirecTV announced that it will offer, for the first time, the 64 matches of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia in Virtual Reality (VR). The technology will be available to prepaid and postpaid clients in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Subscribers will be able to access the games through the DirecTV Sports [...]

Claro Sports and Marca to offer Winter Olympics in virtual reality

Claro Sports and Marca have announced that they will deliver 50 hours of 2018 Winter Olympics programming in virtual reality. The content will be available through Marca Claro 360 app in 17 countries in Latin America. The companies will offer the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as skiing, curling, snowboarding, figure skating, short track [...]

WWE to offer virtual reality experiences

WWE announced a new partnership with NextVR to bring fans unique experiences in virtual reality, featuring highlights from select 2018 WWE special events. The virtual reality experiences will be approximately 10 minutes in length and available for free to fans globally on a new WWE channel within the NextVR app following each event. Fans with [...]

Vivo to offer NBA games in virtual reality

Brazilian mobile operator Vivo (Telefonica) announced that it will offer its customers the possibility of accessing  live games of the NBA through mobile phones and in virtual reality. This technology will be available to premium subscribers of the NBA app, which Vivo launched in April. A total of 27 games of the new season (one [...]

OSN introduces the Drone Racing League to MENA

OSN, the Dubai-based pay-TV platform will be launching the state-of-the-art global sport, Drone Racing League (DRL). Subscribers of OSN will soon be able to watch the season one of the DRL on OSN Sports Action 1HD. This new sport is videogame-like experience where pilots wear virtual reality (VR)-style spectacles to operate the drones remotely as [...]

Ooredoo introduces its 10Gbps service in Middle East

Ooredoo, the Qatari based telecommunications company, has launched its 10Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in the Middle East region, most specifically in Qatar. A broader commercial rollout of the service will be followed in the coming months. Waleed Al Sayed, Chief Executive Officer of Ooredoo Qatar: Were delighted to be officially launching our 10Gpbs fibre service [...]

Alejandro Sugich, CEO of SulaFilms: Any genre is attractive in virtual and augmented reality

The CEO of SulaFilms, Alejandro Sugich, spoke exclusively to NexTV News Latam about the new projects of the audiovisual production company in virtual and augmented reality. The executive had already anticipated that SulaFilms was working on this type of initiatives in NexTV Series Mexico & Central America 2016.   What projects are you working on now [...]

Netflix is not interested in virtual reality

  American OTT Netflix, worldwide leader of the Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) market, stated it is not interested in large investments in virtual reality (VR) or 360° immersive technology for not being compatible with binge-watching.   Youre exhausted after 20 minutes. We are more focused on a lean-back, relaxing experience, said Netflix CEO, Reed [...]