AOL purchased its personal VR studio for HuffPo movies
Information retailers have already jumped on the VR bandwagon, and at present one other publication joins the fray. At the moment, AOL introduced its acquisition of the LA-based mostly digital actuality and 360-diploma video manufacturing studio RYOT. By bringing the corporate beneath its wing, AOL will leverage the assets to spice up The Huffington Submit’s quest to “re-think about journalism as we transfer into the subsequent era of dynamic storytelling.” In reality, Arianna Huffington & Co. have already teamed up with RYOT, producing “The Crossing:” an immersive collection concerning the refugee disaster in Greece.
“The Huffington Submit blazed the path by empowering individuals to inform their very own tales in their very own voices,” stated RYOT Co-Founder Bryn Mooser stated in a press launch. “Collectively, we’ll convey our immersive digital actuality storytelling to their international information community and we could not be extra excited. It is a recreation changer.”
RYOT’s documentary movie expertise and 360-degeree video and VR know-how will give The Huffington Publish an in-home studio for producing its immersive content material. It additionally signifies that the information outlet will be capable of produce digital actuality tasks to maintain tempo with the likes of The New York Occasions and CNN. Phrases of the deal weren’t disclosed.
Disclosure: Engadget is owned by AOL.