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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. […]

Virtual Reality Round-Up: MTV, Discovery Tackle VR in Different Ways – compiled by MESA

Virtual Reality Round-Up: MTV, Discovery Tackle VR in Different Ways – compiled by MESA
Here’s a run-down of recent virtual reality-related entertainment items via Berlin-based research and consulting company VAST MEDIA.

Before the Nov. 8 election, MTV and Viacom NEXT launched the virtual reality art show “Open Your Eyes”, which featured digital art that had been created using Google’s 3D painting program Tilt Brush. Part of MTV’s “Elect This” campaign, many of the experiences had a political bent, covering gun control, rape culture and racism. The 3D models are showcased on VR and 3D publishing platform Sketchfab, which can be viewed on Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard. […]

Shark Week, Orange Is The New Black & Powerpuff Girls: Today’s best social TV

Shark Week, Orange Is The New Black & Powerpuff Girls: Today's best social TV
The latest & greatest TV+social media activations

Shark Week: Shark ‘N Awe Music Taste Match Finder (Discovery Channel, USA)
The much-anticipated summer event “Shark Week” returns to Discovery Channel on June 26, 2016. This time the channel teamed up with Spotify to introduce the ‘Shark ‘N Awe Music Taste Match Finder’. Fans can find out which shark species they are based on their taste of music.Shark WeekTo find their match, users have to visit a dedicated microsite and log in with their Spotify account. Users then are presented with their match based on the music genres they listen to. […]

Shark Week unleashes sharks in your living room with Discovery VR

Shark Week unleashes sharks in your living room with Discovery VR
Discovery Channel’s long-running summer event “Shark Week” returned yesterday with a variety of new content and exclusive virtual and augmented reality experiences. The augmented reality experience ‘Shark N’ Awe’ within the Discovery VR app allows users to immerse themselves in the world of the sharks, learn about them, and play games. The experience consists of ‘Virtual Air Jaws’, ‘Swim with Sharks’ and the ‘Shark Frenzy 360 Game’. […]

Virtual Reality is Here. Is Television Ready?

Virtual Reality is Here. Is Television Ready?
Virtual reality no longer belongs to science-fiction. But what does this change for the TV industry? Discover the answers in this white paper.

Virtual reality (VR) has finally made its way into consumers’ living rooms. While some years ago, the technology was still the stuff of science fiction, virtual reality has become more and more prominent among a mainstream audience thanks to affordable devices such as Google Cardboard, and the recently-launched $99 Samsung Gear VR headset, powered by Oculus. In 2016, more companies like HTC with the HTC Vive headset (powered by SteamVR), Sony with PlayStation VR and Oculus with its Oculus Rift consumer edition, will follow suit. We are entering the consumer VR era. […]

MIPTV 2014: How to be a Social Climber

MIPTV 2014 Session: The Producer's Toolbox: 10 Things You Should Know For Your Digital Strategy - How to be a Social Climber

MIPTV 2014 Session: The Producer’s Toolbox – How to be a Social Climber

Create a social-media buzz between episodes and your show will climb, said Matthias Puschmann of Germany’s VAST MEDIA. He brought case studies including E!’s “Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills” to the The Producer’s Toolbox: 10 Things You Should Know For Your Digital Strategy session.
That show, itself inspired by Instagram and Tumblr, created engagement with an Instagram-activated scavenger hunt. Discovery, meanwhile, built a tweet-powered distillery, where viewers of “Moonshiners” tweeted their votes to choose the brew they were making. “It used a key element of the show in an effective digital campaign to create a social buzz,” Puschmann said. […]

MIPCOM 2013: Second Screen Workshop Shares Best Practices

MIPCOM 2013: Second Screen Workshop

MIPCOM 2013: Second Screen Workshop shares best practices – “A tease of interactivity” on social or with automatic-content recognition apps “can help extend the brand experience”

How do producers use the second-screen to reinforce and add to their storytelling?
VAST MEDIA‘s founder and managing director, Matthias Puschmann, introduced this multi-part workshop with a few second screen best practices.  […]

Treasure tweeting, hashtag racing & The Newsroom Vines: Today’s Best Social TV

Treasure tweeting, hashtag racing & The Newsroom Vines: Today’s Best Social TV

Which networks and brands are best leveraging social TV right now?

SHARK WEEK: TREASURE TWEETS (DISCOVERY CHANNEL, USA)

Volkswagen and Discovery Channel teamed up again for the themed Shark Week last month. The partnership consisted of VW building a unique shark cage, called the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Shark Cruiser, to glide around underwater and take pictures of sharks. To create awareness of marine life, Volkswagen also committed to donate $2 to the Surfrider foundation each time the hashtag #VWSharkWeek was tweeted. The campaign is called “Treasure Tweets”. Surfrider is a charity devoted to marine life. […]

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Digital TV Brand Extensions – exclusive white paper for MIP

Digital TV Brand Extensions – exclusive VAST MEDIA white paper

Discover a selection of 15 digital TV brand extensions created by broadcasters around TV shows during the past 3 months.

There are many different approaches to promoting and extending television programmes online. As shows of all genres are being extended online before, during and after broadcast time, different platforms and strategies are being used by broadcasters to extend the on-air experience of television. […]