Virtual reality and new ways to interact with videos, photography and games has been a hot topic for decades, often with a big “wow factor.”
While much of the technology behind virtual reality has been used for entertainment purposes with a growing presence in the professional sector, a new agreement between Samsung and Reuters is showcasing news photography in a new way.
Focus 360 provides virtual reality and 360 degree video and photography news content from around the world, using Samsung Gear 360 cameras and editing technology.
“Our agreement with Samsung allows us to enhance our visual journalism and provide a more absorbing experience for our viewers,” said Stephen Adler, Editor in Chief and President, Reuters.
“Through VR and 360 technology, customers will be able to deepen their perspective on news events and gain a richer understanding of the context.”
Explore Focus 360 on Reuters.com and through the Reuters TV app for Android and Apple iOS. Viewers with the latest Samsung mobiles including Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+, Note5, S7, S7 edge and upcoming flagship models will be able to watch Focus 360 video content on the Samsung Gear VR.
A peek at 360 degree video in action
Want a new perspective on the news? Get the whole picture with 360° videos, now live on Reuters TV.