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Virtual Reality Storytelling – Spotlight on selected experiences

Spotlight on selected immersive experiences: how broadcasters, brands and filmmakers embrace VR

Virtual Reality Storytelling – Spotlight on selected experiences

2016 may be called the Year Zero for bringing virtual reality into consumers’ living rooms. The virtual reality market has picked up speed over the past year and VR has become more accessible to mainstream audiences. VR devices across various price-points are now available on the market, which enables broadcasters, media companies and brands to make use of the versatile possibilities VR experiences offer. […]

autograf: ARTE allows fans to create their own short animated videos

autograf: ARTE allows fans to create their own short animated videos
ARTE France launched autograf, a platform that generates short animated videos based on descriptions of series and films. The tool was created in partnership with Doncvoilà productions and the French cultural website SensCritique. […]

December 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Notes on Blindness: a virtual reality journey into the world of blindness

Notes on Blindness: a virtual reality journey into the world of blindness
To promote the feature film Notes on Blindness, Franco-German TV network Arte has released an impressive virtual reality (VR) experience called Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness. The VR experience, available in French, German and English, is based on the cognitive and emotional experience of John Hull, who suffered through decades of gradual deterioration until he went completely blind at the age of 48. […]

Virtual Reality Round-Up with Westworld and Sky – compiled by MESA

Here’s a run-down of recent virtual reality-related entertainment items via Berlin-based research and consulting company VAST MEDIA.

To help promote its highly praised sci-fi drama “Westworld,” HBO debuted a new virtual reality experience for the show at this month’s New York Comic-Con, and the network had fun setting it up: attendees of the convention were required to book an appointment with Delos Destinations, the fictional company in the show itself. They were then sent to another location in New York set up to look like the Westworld arrival hall, where the VR experience began with an HTC Vive headset. […]

Au-delà des murs: ARTE’s escape game to unlock an episode

Au-delà des murs: ARTE's escape game to unlock an episode
Providing early access to the first few episodes of a new series by premiering them online has become rather common in the past few months. European culture channel ARTE followed that trend, but chose a slightly different approach by letting the audience “work” for it.

To watch the first episode of the upcoming three-part miniseries “Au-delà des murs” (“Hinter den Mauern” / “Beyond The Walls”) before its TV premiere, viewers have to complete an escape game on the website. […]

September 12th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

MIPTV 2016 report: What does virtual reality mean for TV?

MIPTV 2016 report: What does virtual reality mean for TV?From MIPDoc sessions to today’s focus with VAST MEDIA, Orange & Arte, Virtual Reality was a hot topic this week. Why?

Above: managing director Matthias Puschmann of VAST MEDIA, Kay Meseberg, head of 360/VR at Arte; Thomas Wallner, president and co-founder of Deep Ink; and Stéphane Rituit, co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios. […]

Top 10 case studies 2014 of our TV@WEB Database

Here are the top 10 case studies 2014 of our TV@WEB Database with Sherlock, Utopia, The Voice, Rising Star, 24h Jerusalem among others  – based on views […]

Offroad TV Content Marketing – Broadcasters on Snapchat, Tinder, Uber …

Offroad TV Content Marketing - Broadcasters on Snapchat, Tinder, Uber …

TV networks have always been confronted with the challenge of attracting new audiences while maintaining the attention of their current viewers. But building up a new fan base is not an easy task. With the rise of the internet and social media platforms, new opportunities have opened up. […]

24h Jerusalem – a new transmedia project by ARTE and BR

24h Jerusalem: a new transmedia project by ARTE and BR

In February 2014, ARTE and German public broadcaster BR launched the interactive platform 24hjerusalem.tv for its transmedia project and 24-hour long documentary “24h Jerusalem”. The platform features complementary second screen content. On April 12, the program will air online, on ARTE (both in France and Germany), BR and the Norwegian channel NRK. Six days later, it will be broadcast on the Finnish channel YLE.  “24h Jerusalem” was filmed in April 2013 by about 70 film crews from Europe, Israel and Palestine. It is a documentary about 24 hours in the city of Jerusalem and the daily lives of its citizens. […]

March 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

About:Kate – new case study for ARTE’s transmedia project

Transmedia ARTE About:Kate 01

On April 27, 2013, ARTE broadcast the first of 14 weekly episodes of the new transmedia series “About:Kate”. The project incorporates various social platforms, user-generated content and a dedicated second-screen app. The series follows the life of the former art student Kate who just turned 30. Kate lost herself in the digital world and feels unable to cope with her own life now. Therefore she institutionalize herself into a psychiatric hospital. During her stay in this mental institution, she keeps posting and commenting on Facebook.  […]

May 7th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , |