Virtual Travel, Virtual Reality, USA Today
Virtual Travel, Virtual Reality, USA Today
VRtually There by USA Today




“VRtually There:

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USA TODAY NETWORK presents VRtually There, a weekly virtual reality series that delivers amazing adventures, extreme nature, sports fantasies and the world’s most fascinating people. We don’t just tell incredible stories, we let you live the experience in fully immersive environments. Use your VR headset, laptop or smart phone to experience in 360° video and virtual reality. This addition of USA Today in the sphere of information world is an invaluable contribution towards Virtual Reality and Virtual Travel.

 

Launched back in October 2016, “VRtually There” is USA Today’s ongoing commitment to publish immersive stories using VR. The second season, announced Tuesday, is what USA Today calls the continuation of the “industry’s first branded news experience presented in VR.”




For premiere has 3 new VR segments made their debut, including hang gliding in Hawaii, a last ride of the beloved Goodyear Blimp that’s retiring after almost 50 years, and an up-close encounter with giant elephant seals in Ano Nuevo State Park, CA with UC Santa Cruz researchers. New segments of “VRtually There” will roll out each Tuesday, where we can expect future episodes to range from wild adventure, extreme nature and sport fantasies to iconic America and behind the scenes with VIP access.

 

“With over ten million views of ‘VRtually There,’ we are bringing together amazing advances in VR technology and an even higher ambition to tell the most gripping stories and bring new experiences to our audience in VR,” said David Hamlin, Executive Producer of “VRtually There.” “We are focused on  five content areas that we know our audience enjoyed based on prior performance, and are even more unique and thrilling for viewers.”

USA Today is making an extraordinary investment in 360 video, on par with and probably in excess of the New York Times’ much hyped NYTVR. USA’s “VRtually There” is produced as a first class network TV series, which typically cost about 500,000 dollars per episode.

Season one introduced viewers to Pearl Harbor re-enactors, a guy who raises bears, and remarkable places like Yosemite National Park. Over the course of the new season, viewers will be provided with more immersive, first-hand experiences, ranging from wild adventure, extreme nature, sport fantasies and iconic Americans.




“VRtually There” is a high profile experiment that will help determine the future of network quality 360 video programming and, perhaps, even the TV news business itself.

Explore the world’s oldest trees in 360

Virtual Travel, Virtual Reality, USA Today
VRtually There by USA Today



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