Video effects studio Digital Domain is broadcasting a first-ever, free curated virtual reality livestream of the Democratic National Convention, providing four 360° camera views of the events at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center today through Thursday. Highlight videos will be available on-demand throughout the convention.
“Politics has always been shaped by grassroots activism, and using this new immersive technology gives everyday voters a chance to feel more connected to the candidates and their speeches than ever before,” said Daniel Seah, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Domain Holdings Limited. “We are proud to partner with a renowned organization like the DNC to share the 2016 convention with virtual reality audiences worldwide.”
The exclusive footage is being broadcast to DNC mobile apps on the iOS App Store and Google Play as well as the official DNC website and YouTube channel. Andrew Binns, Chief Innovation Officer, Democratic National Convention Committee, said the Digital Domain project provides “a crucial aspect to our suite of coverage, providing a high-tech element that builds excitement and helps drive viewership and potentially even voter turnout.”