October 17, 2016
By Thanussha Priyah
RT’s panel discussion, “VR & Immersive Journalism: The Future of News”, will take place on the second day of MIPCOM and will bring together leading experts from the news industry as well as documentary filmmakers – including VR professionals from Euronews and London studio Immersiv.ly – to discuss the key challenges, opportunities and best practices in VR news-making. MIPCOM guests will also be able to visit the RT booth and experience panoramic videos produced by the channel using special virtual reality goggles, throughout the duration of the Market.
RT is an early adopter of VR. It was the first TV news channel to launch a dedicated mobile application supporting 360 videos and to set up dedicated pages for VR content on major digital platforms, including Facebook and YouTube, in December 2015.