Virtual Reality and immersive experiences is a media hype, and ImmersiaTV, right after a few months of its kick-off is receiving also the media attention. For instance, a few weeks ago iMinds’ reseracher Phillippe Bekaert, was interviewed by De Standaard to explain his experience recording 360º videos. Full interview (in Dutch) can be read in the following link: http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20160421_02249751
ImmersiaTV was also mentioned in the Belgian newspaper ‚De Morgen’. The newspaper article questions whether there is a future for virtual reality in journalism. In the article, Wendy Van den Broeck (iMinds-SMIT, VUB) talks about the first WP2 outcome of the ImmersiaTV project that focused on user requirements. She explains that there is indeed a potential for immersive TV experiences.
The news item is accessible in the paying section of “De Morgen”: http://www.demorgen.be/tvmedia/is-er-toekomst-voor-virtual-reality-in-de-journalistiek-b1b5ebf2/