The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is Australia’s most diverse and may we suggest the most interesting Television Service in Australia. They bring us awesome TV, many Radio shows and now an SBSVR App.
The SBS is a service that provides a lot of foreign material and the more diverse content in the Australian media landscape. They are quite innovative in that their Catch Up Television App is one of the best in the country and have now entered the world of Virtual Reality (VR).
This App worked wonderfully with AustechVR’s Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headsets.
So, I decided to try out their App and found that it was not overly flush with content but the content that was there was good. We had stuff like
- ‘First Contact’
- ‘A pigs life with Matthew Evans’
- ‘Festival of Light – Tomorrows Diwali’
- ‘Welcome to Garma’
- ‘Zombies in 360 from Mythbusters’
- ‘Inside Hestons World – Explore the Fat Duck’
All this content was in small bite size portions but was interesting none the less with great production and the promise of more VR content in the future. This is an app you should get behind in the hope that it encourages SBS to make available more VR content from not only them but also the other Television networks in Australia.
So, what did I enjoy the most? I really like Zombies so the Mythbusters Zombies in 360 was pretty fun. I really like <a href="http://www project planning tools.thefatduck.co.uk/”>Heston blumenthal as he has one of the most bizarre and interesting minds in the world of cooking and the story of Melbourne’s Fat Duck was quite cool.
My favorite though was the Festival of Light – Tomorrow’s Diwali which featured a fellow using a Tilt Brush to create 3 different pieces of art whilst you stood in the middle of his creations and watched on. The Tilt brush technology is very cool and this gives you a small taste of what is possible with that tech.
You can find this app by searching for SBSVR on the Apple AppStore or Google Play.