Nobel Peace Prize Concert Kicks Off New VR Live-Streaming Partnership

by Charles Singletary • October 19th, 2016

Digital Domain is a visual effects studio that’s been involved with many influential films since its inception in 1993, from Titanic to X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now the company is taking its visual expertise to another level, partnering with Gyro AS and Warner Bros to produce and distribute live events globally. The group’s first task is presenting a 360-degree live stream of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize concert.

“For a prestigious event like the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, it’s essential to choose partners with the ability to distribute the concert globally, particularly across Asia and the burgeoning Hong Kong market,” said Daniel Seah, CEO of Digital Domain Holdings Limited, in a prepared statement. “We’re confident that this partnership will bring the concert’s message of peace to a younger, tech-savvy demographic around the world.”

Live streams of events using VR video are becoming more frequent and partnerships like this and the NextVR’s deal with Notre Dame are just some of the latest examples, with more likely on the way as VR devices become more mainstream and spectators learn they can get an immersive experience without having to travel.

The live stream of the event on December 11th, 2016 will be available for free on the Nobel Peace Prize VR app from Digital Domain and on YouTube. The event will feature such performers as Halsey and Kygo and will be hosted by Conan O’Brien. Derek Muller will be hosting the YouTube live event.

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