The BBC has been pretty active in the immersive tech space of late, releasing a new Daydream project last week, announcing its first augmented reality app a few weeks back and launching its new virtual reality hub late last year. This week sees the launch of one of the first projects to come out of that hub.
That project is a VR documentary called Damming the Nile, which is available to watch completely free of charge. It’s a two-part 360 degree video piece in which viewers will follow the journey of the world’s longest river. Specifically, the piece focuses on a new dam built around the Blue Nile in Ethiopia.
Over the two 10+ minute episodes you’ll fly high over the river, inspect the dam up close and even meet the richest man in Sudan. It’s the first VR documentary from the organization.
The series is available now on YouTube, meaning you can watch it through PSVR and most mobile VR headsets, or head to the BBC app on Gear VR to watch it from there.