CNN has officially launched the news network CNNVR with Journalism unit and Virtual reality platform. CNN has made this big push by adding 360 videos to its Android, iOS apps and website.
Over the past few months, CNN has been experimenting with 360 videos by primarily publishing video as on Facebook 360. According to Farkas, the CNN’s 360 videos have reached more than one million views.
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The CNN network has been training correspondents from different countries like New York, Atlanta, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Dubai, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Beijing to produce its reports.
CNN has published a new 360 video story about the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain on Tuesday. In the upcoming days, the network is going to take its viewers into an operating room to see the separation of conjoined twins, as well as onto a glacier.
“We are trying to give you access to places that are incredibly rare,”Farkas said.
CNN recently also launched a VR app on Google’s Daydream headset. The CNNVR unit also has plans to experiment with augmented reality and also to increase stream events live in 360.