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BBC takes a virtual reality leap into the future with 360 degree news

BBC takes a virtual reality leap into the future with 360 degree news
360 degrees news broadcasts - just in case TV studios are interesting to you

The BBC has given us a startling look into the future by recording a news bulletin with 360 degrees that will allow you to take a good look around with a virtual reality headset like an Oculus Rift.

The BBC has always been a trailblazer when it comes to new tech, and they have gamely filmed Fiona Bruce's news bulletin in a novel new way to get us in the mood for virtual reality television.

The experiment is just part of the BBC's look into next-generation viewing, including 3D sound.

The purchase of Oculus Rift by Facebook appears to have been something of a catalyst for the Beeb, with head of business development Cyrus Saihan explaining just why he is pushing immersive experiences in a blog which includes the all important making of video.

BBC looking into VR

BBC looking into VR

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.