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BBC to close VR Hub

Will close once work is complete on latest project

The BBC is to close its dedicated virtual reality content hub.

The Hub was launched in 2017 to explore how VR could create real audience impact. The team worked closely with BBC programme makers and digital experts.

Among the Hub’s achievements were 1943 Berlin Blitz, a recreation of a Second World War bombing raid, and a new project called Missing Pictures, a co-production with Arte and Atlas V in which film directors discuss one of the projects they weren’t able to bring to the big screen, while immersing the viewer in a VR version of their original vision.

Once work on the project has been completed the VR Hub will be wrap up its commissioning and production work, revealed Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub, in a blog post. She said the BBC will continue to identify audience opportunities for VR.