This first-ever live VR experience is powered by patented technology from IM360, including 360° cameras, virtual reality production software that captures, stitches and processes live content in real-time, and it’s all supported with custom-built backend and distribution platform.
“Partnering with an industry leader such as GMA on this first-ever live network 360° experience reinforces the strength of our technology, and our vision for the future of news and entertainment,” said Richard Ngo-Tran, Vice President of Marketing for IM360. “We’re thrilled to share our proprietary live 360 technology on a national platform to showcase these capabilities will help push virtual reality further into the mainstream.”
Viewers will be treated to never-before-seen virtual reality and drone content filmed in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and neighboring Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the biggest of big game: lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos and elephants.
How To Experience the 360° VR Safari on All Devices
- For desktops, visit ABCNews.com/VR for an immersive 360° safari experience
- For mobile devices, experience the VR safari using the IM360 app:
- Open the app and select “GMA on Safari” to launch the 360° experience. Use your finger or move your device around to control your own adventure
- For a more immersive experience, you can use Google Cardboard with your smartphone by switching to Cardboard mode on the IM360 app, or if you have a Samsung GearVR, you can view the experience on the Oculus store under IM360
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View GMA ON SAFARI and learn more at GoodMorningAmerica.com or visit IM360.com.