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    Sky is about to launch a whole new way of watching TV

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      Sky is about to launch a whole new way of watching TV

      Sky is about to launch a whole new way of watching TV | Tech | Life & Style | Daily Express
      FORGET traditional televisions - Sky is preparing the future of TV with this great new app.

      Watching TV could be about to get a lot more immersive following a new announcement from Sky.

      The TV giant has confirmed that it will be launching its own Virtual Reality (VR) app in a bid to offer more interactive content and programming.

      The app will be launching later this summer, possibly set to coincide with the start of the new Premier League football season.

      Sky confirmed the news in its recent financial results, saying that, "This summer we will launch a Sky VR app, confirming Sky as the home of quality VR content, along with a new mission to create high-end productions, exclusive to Sky VR.”

      "This year we established Sky VR Studios, bringing our expertise in storytelling and unrivalled access to major cultural and sporting events to the creation of immersive Virtual Reality content."

      The company revealed back in March that 2016 would see major investment into VR technology, with projects involving the network’s movies, TV and sport content all in progress.

      Sky confirmed that it has already experimented with several sports, including Formula 1, Tour de France cycling, and boxing fights.

      It has also said that many of the leading VR headsets will be compatible with the app, including the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR.

      The news comes shortly after Sky Sports revealed a new deal that will mean every Premier League goal this season will be reported live on Twitter.

      The clips will be viewable on the Sky Sports @SkyFootball account, along with in-depth analysis after every match.

      However existing Sky Sports TV customers shouldn't feel like they are missing out, as the broadcaster is also making clips from every match it shows available on the Sky Sports Football Centre app.


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      Re: Sky is about to launch a whole new way of watching TV

      Did this app ever launch? I haven't seen any more since reading this article.

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      Re: Sky is about to launch a whole new way of watching TV

      Quote Originally Posted by Footjoy View Post
      Did this app ever launch? I haven't seen any more since reading this article.
      There was an "internal" announcement of Sky VR but I wouldn't (personally) expect it to go anywhere anytime soon.

      Recent Tech news has all VR headset sales flatlining in recent months so it's going to be another (very) niche product which will be cancelled after a few years.

      Good 4k with high frame rate and HDR for all content will surpass this soon.

      Not sure If Sky Q firmware will allow all of this.
      Please note the views and recommendations in my posts are my own and in no way reflect the views of Sky

     

     

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