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  • Live VR Showcased at NAB 2018

    NAB 2018: Showcasing a new era of VR content, Fraunhofer HHI, Ericsson, Harmonic and Nokia demonstrated state of the art virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree video at the NAB Show. Omnicam-360 at Berlin Philharmonic  Source: Monika Rittershaus / Fraunhofer HHI In a claimed world first, the standard-compliant end to end chain for live VR360 video streaming […]

  • VRIF Hosted Masterclass and Interoperability Demonstrations at NAB 2018

    Fremont, CA — April 3, 2018 — The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) today announced it will be hosting a 2-hour Masterclass at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 8. The Master Class features experts from Ericsson, Intel, and Sky. Speakers will discuss the state of VR services and provide a concise overview […]

  • VRIF Demos at NAB 2018

    VRIF was proud to exhibit VR demos from Imeve and Nokia / Fraunhofer that implement the VRIF Guidelines at NAB 2018. Other VR demos from VRIF members included: Ericsson, Fraunhofer HHI and Harmonic : Ericsson Demo: In a collaboration between Digital Domain and VRIF members Ericsson and Tiledmedia, we will demonstrate the use of second screen 360° video via HMD or […]

  • VRIF Members Offer 360 Degrees of Video Opportunity ebook

    VRIF  Members Harmonic and Viaccess-Orca are offering a 360 Degrees of Video Opportunity ebook: An Operator Gateway into Virtual Reality Click here to get your ebook Billions of dollars are being invested by the consumer tech giants. SuperData Research projects VR revenue to total almost $30B by 2020 – 15 times what it was in 2016.* […]

  • Live VR Olympics Coverage Portends New Era of Panoramic Sports Viewing

    NBC Leverages Intel Platform as Barriers to Bandwidth-Efficient Streaming Fall By Fred Dawson January 25, 2018 – Virtual reality is about to move farther than ever into mainstream entertainment with immersive coverage from the Winter Olympics kicking off what promises to be an escalating pace of wide-field sports broadcasts in 2018 and beyond. NBC Sports […]

  • VRIF Publishes Draft Guidelines at CES 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  VR Industry Forum to Publish Industry Guidelines at CES  Experts to discuss VR trends and guidelines at CES Masterclass on January 8 Fremont, CA — December 14, 2017 — The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) today announced the general availability of its first set of VR Industry Guidelines, which includes topics relevant […]

  • Presentations from VRIF Master Class at CES 2018

    VRIF held a successful VR Master Class and Networking Reception at CES 2018 on Monday, January 8, 2018. The featured presentations included: VRIF Overview VRIF Guidelines Overview Distribution Overview VRIF Production Overview Security Overview Download all presentations here.          

  • IBC 2017 Presentations

    VRIF President, Rob Koenen (TNO), presented in the Future Reality Zone at IBC 2017. Check out his presentation, Future Trends in Immersive Media VRIF and DASH-IF held a Super Session at IBC 2017; DASH – From OTT to VR featuring: Bertrand Darnault, Engineering Manager, Video – Hulu Steve Robertson, Software Engineer, YouTube – Google Youtube […]

  • VR Industry Forum to present first draft of its industry guidelines at IBC 2017

    Guidelines will enable delivery of high quality VR experiences, emphasizing interoperability in an open ecosystem Amsterdam. September 13, 2017 – The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF) – formed to further the widespread availability of high quality audiovisual VR experiences for the benefit of consumers – today announced it will be presenting a draft of its […]

  • Tiledmedia joins VRIF

    VRIF continues to grow with Tiledmedia becoming the 40th member to join the forum since launching at CES in January 2017. Tiledmedia develops technology for very low-latency delivery of extremely high-resolution video content to consumer devices, including head-mounted devices and 2D screens. As its name suggests, Tiledmedia’s technology rely on tiled streaming. Its products enable […]

  • Why The Next Big Move In The $6.6B Advertising Industry Is A Tech, Entertainment Mix

    VR Industry Forum was mentioned in Forbes.com on June 21st, 2017. Read the full article Why The Next Big Move In The $6.6B Advertising Industry Is A Tech, Entertainment Mix here.

  • Call for VR360 Content

    VRIF’s initial focus is on Three Degrees-of-Freedom (3-DoF) video and audio. VRIF is now calling for content, to build a content library with material for the purpose of providing public test vectors that may be used by content providers, service providers as reference, and by manufacturers of applications and devices to test implementations against the […]

  • Growing VR Industry Forum to present its work and plans at NAB 2017

    Las Vegas, 20 April 2017 – Following its successful launch at CES in January this year, the Virtual Reality Industry Forum Inc. (VRIF) will hold an open meeting at NAB 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Sunday, April 23rd from 1pm to 2pm, where the Forum will discuss its progress on ongoing work […]

  • VR Industry Forum Determined to Prevent Bad Consumer Experiences and Ecosystem Fragmentation

    There are fears that even at this early stage, the market for virtual reality (VR) media is fragmenting, explaining the urgency with which the new VR Industry Forum (VRIF) wants to establish voluntary guidelines for what a high-quality VR experience should feel like and how to create, distribute and protect it. The organisation was officially launched at CES earlier this month and we should see some of its voluntary guidelines, describing best practice, published this year. [Read more]

  • VR Industry Forum Formed to Boost Adoption of VR Services

    28 major companies collaborate to promote the adoption and end-to-end
    interoperability of VR across key media and entertainment sectors [Read more]