The BBC today secreted a new mobile application that will allow it to experimentation with transforming BBC content into VR events. The app, called BBC Taster VR, comes from the broadcasters testing ground for new ideas, Taster, and uses engineering from EEVO to publish videos in a VR format. Initially, Taster VR exclusively offers a couple of projects, one of which is 360 video from the favourite sort film, Planet Earth II.
In the Planet Earth VR story, David Attenborough leader sees through six of Planet Earths most amazing ends, explains the BBC Taster website. It likewise accepts sees to espouse their own road through the story.
What’s included in BBC taster VR
In addition to interactive 360 magnitude videos, the broadcaster adds it will roll out other projects in the future featuring animated VR, dynamic binaural audio, and forking narratives. The latter is an province Netflix recently probed into, as well, with its opening of choose-your-own-adventure- style programming on its service. These videos give a practice for viewers to take control over the narrative, and are the sort of suffers that couldn’t have been offered via conventional TV.
The only other piece of the information contained in the new Taster VR app at launch is a trailer for the upcoming BBC Three feature-length documentary, One Deadly Weekend in America, which focuses on artillery violation. This trailer was developed by BBC Three in collaboration with VR studio, Parable VR.
With the launch of the new app, BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh will also now serve as editorial lead for BBC Taster going forward, the broadcaster mentions a capacity which will see him working in close collaboration with BBCs Research& Development arm.