Industry leaders speak at DTG’s pioneering emerging tech forum for virtual reality in entertainment

Sony, Samsung, FOVE, Jaunt, BBC and Dolby spoke at the DTG in the UK’s first collaborative forum on virtual reality in entertainment.

The DTG yesterday brought together leaders across the emerging virtual reality industry for a pioneering collaborative event to discuss the technology as a medium for film and TV.

Speakers from Sony Project Morpheus, Samsung Gear VR, FOVE, Jaunt, BBC and Dolby spoke on the opportunities and challenges facing VR, looking at how it can evolve into mainstream entertainment technology.

Held at the DTG offices in Central London, the DTG Virtual Reality Emerging Tech Forum was an industry-only event to encourage open discussion among VR speakers and delegates attending from the entertainment and tech industries.

DTG CTO Simon Gauntlett said: “We are thrilled we were able to bring leaders and experts from across the VR industry to collaborate at this critical juncture for this emerging technology.

“In the last year, virtual reality has grown in leaps and bounds and attracted unprecedented commercial interest, but there has been little opportunity for industry collaboration and reflection. The DTG Virtual Reality Emerging Tech Forum delivered this valuable opportunity.”

A major talking point during the day was the potential for virtual reality to transform film and TV and the need to establish a new grammar and language in the production of cinematic VR experiences.

All speakers brought demonstrations of their latest products to give industry delegates an experience as well as an understanding of this technology.

The DTG is producing a white paper to capture the speaker insights and discussion points at this event, which will be made available to all attendees at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation on May 12th.

DTG Staff  |  21.04.2015

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