TV4 first Swedish news outlet with 360 video
The news department of TV4 is the first Swedish media outlet to use virtual reality by producing a video report in 360-degree video.
Foreign correspondent Stefan Borg produced the report from Burma where he had been covering the election earlier in November.
The report was broadcast and published on YouTube Thursday and takes the viewer from the busy streets of Rangoon to the more rural areas of the country.
The use of 360-degree video is on the rise. In September, social media giant Facebook announced they were venturing into the technology and media company Vice has produced a number of documentaries in 360.
For TV4, Borg’s report marks a policy change. The network’s head of innovation, Per Åström, told Resumé in an October interview that virtual reality isn’t a good fit for news the way they’re being produced today.
You can watch Borg’s video in full here (You need the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera to watch 360 videos on YouTube).TV4Virtual reality360 videoStefan Borg