Strictly in 360, Amazon benches Apple TV and Chromecast, and 4k factual entertainment goes live: DTG daily news, October 5th 2015

BBC's Strictly gets a 360-degree makeover

The BBC has produced a special edition of Strictly Come Dancing filmed in 360-degree video to experiment in virtual reality entertainment.

BBC R&D teamed up with production company Rewind to capture the show's opening number and some behind the scenes footage for the new YouTube 360 player, which can be watched on mobile and desktop screens, or with a VR headset.

Amazon takes Chromecast and Apple TV off the shelves

Global retail giant Amazon will stop selling the Google Chromecast and Apple TV media players because they don't support its Prime Video streaming service.

The ban, from October 29th, covers all retailers on the Amazon marketplace, but doesn't affect products from Roku, Sony Playstation or Microsoft Xbox.

Factual 4k channel Insight goes live

The Television Entertainment Reality Network has launched a free-to-air 4k factual and reality TV channel, Insight, online and via satellite over Europe and Asia.

The channel is available from 19.2 degrees East or online, in native 2160p50, using YouTube's 4k support, with viewers encouraged to interact and rate programmes through the website.

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DTG Staff  |  05.10.2015

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