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Orange launching ‘immersive’ VR pilot service

26 September 2016
Orange launching ‘immersive’ VR pilot service

Orange is set to launch an OSC VR service, which will be made available on Samsung Gear VR from 12 October.

The service will allow OCS TV subscribers owning a VR headset to view movies and TV shows in an ‘immersive environment’ and will also be released via Sony PlayStation VR from the end of October.

It will deliver Orange’s full catalogue of premium video content in VR.

Guillaume Lacroix, senior vice president, partnerships and services, TV and video at Orange’s content division, said, “At Orange, we see virtual reality as a new medium that’s still in its infancy: everything from the software and technology, to the development of new uses and the development of a business model is still a work in progress.

“We’re looking at the space to better understand the new ways that content will be delivered and consumed in the future as this will impact our activities as a mobile network operator and Internet service provider.”

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