PALO ALTO, CA -- Feb 1, 2016 -- Jaunt Inc., the industry leader in cinematic virtual reality (VR), and Barcroft Media, the popular factual content producer and distributor, announce a collaboration to co-develop and produce exclusive virtual reality content for the Jaunt VR platform. The partnership combines Jaunt’s VR technology and resources with Barcroft’s expertise in original visual content production. The upcoming VR content will be available exclusively on the Jaunt VR app, which can be downloaded on Google Play, iTunes, and GearVR.
“VR has limitless potential for the creation of amazing experiences that captures unparalleled audience engagement,” said Cliff Plumer, President of Jaunt Studios. “Barcroft Media’s foray into VR and 360-degree content production is further proof that content professionals recognize VR as the next great storytelling medium. This partnership will enable Barcroft to have deeper engagement with audiences by producing quality VR content and being a great addition to the Jaunt VR catalogue.”
“We’re excited to be taking Barcroft into the visceral world of immersive content and we couldn’t be working with a better partner than Jaunt, the leader in virtual reality technology,” said Barcroft Media CEO and founder, Sam Barcroft. “Coupled with our unique brand of exclusive storytelling, this is how we are taking ‘the amazing side of life’ to the next level.
Barcroft TV’s YouTube channel has 1.8 million subscribers and has clocked up over 1.6 billion video views to date.
Jaunt is pioneering the future of creative storytelling through cinematic virtual reality. Founded in 2013, Jaunt is the leading developer of the hardware, software, tools, and applications to enable cinematic VR and put the power of virtual reality in the hands of today’s best content creators. In addition, Jaunt works with leading creatives – from brands to artists to filmmakers – to create cutting-edge content through its studio arm, Jaunt Studios. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, the company also maintains a presence in Los Angeles and produces branded and original VR content for audiences worldwide. Jaunt’s investors include The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1 SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky (corporate.sky.com). Experience more at www.jauntvr.com.
About Barcroft Media
Barcroft Media was formed by Sam Barcroft in2003 to provide editorial content to the international print media. Over the past decade the business has operated at the leading edge of the transition from analogue to digital media, and now employs over fifty staff in bureaux in London, New York and New Delhi. The business aims to become the leading global provider of short form factual content. Barcroft Media’s pictures, videos and text stories appear daily across hundreds of major international media outlets such as MailOnline, Huffington Post and NewYorkPost.com. Barcroft Productions, is the TV production arm of the business, creating compelling programming for broadcast channels such as TLC, Channel 5, National Geographic Channel and Discovery channels. Barcroft TV is one of the world’s top YouTube news channels with over 1.7 million subscribers and over 1.6 billion channel views. Barcroft TV serves as an incubation channel for Barcroft Productions as the business continues to provide optimised broadcast programming, pre tested and popular for a global audience. Barcroft TV was nominated for a Broadcast Digital Award 2015 for Best Original Web Channel.
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