Television takes over virtual reality

Television takes over virtual reality

Arte, Canal + or D8 develop content to enrich the viewers ‘ experience

The virtual reality headset may well become the new companion of TV parties. D8 kicks off on Tuesday, with the 360-degree broadcast of the prime of the telecrochet “Nouvelle Star”. Equipped with his smartphone, the D8 application and an ad hoc headset (Samsung Gear VR or Cardboard), the viewer will be as projected within the audience of the show. Becoming his own director, he will be able to scrutinize the reactions of the ruthless jury, while watching the candidate on stage, and this in real time. No need to remove your headphones to vote: just fix the photo of your favorite singer. A world first.

“It’s a technical challenge : the video stream, live, must be of quality, the cameras must not interfere with the TV broadcast, and the whole thing must be compatible with all smartphones “

Fouede Zabaiou, Digital Director at Fremantle

The show’s producer, Fremantle, is behind this innovation. “It’s a technical challenge: the video stream, live, must be of quality, the cameras must not interfere with the TV broadcast, and the whole thing must be compatible with all smartphones,” says Fouede Zabaiou, digital director at Fremantle. Tuesday’s award will have

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