Sky launch virtual reality app

The first version of the app, available for anyone to download for free, showcases a range of 360 videos from Sky and their partners.

Some transport viewers inside popular films, such as Suicide Squad and The Martian, while others invite viewers behind the scenes of iconic sports events such as Formula One and the Tour De France. A Sky News documentary titled Calais: The Jungle, will take viewers to the centre of the refugee crisis.

Sky has also announced two new virtual reality experiences which will become available via the app in the future.

Sky partners with English National Ballet for virtual reality piece

Giselle VR star Tamara Rojo (Credit: Sky)

The two-minute piece, featuring original choreography by Khan, and music by Vincenzo Lamagna, features the ballet’s artistic director and Lead Principal Tamara Rojo.

In the piece, Rojo dances around the 360º space, leaving a trail of light and dust behind her, which maps out the course of her movements.

Ahead of the launch of the piece, Sky has released a behind-the-scenes 360º teaser trailer.

The full Giselle VR experience will then become one of the first pieces available on Sky’s new virtual reality app, which will launch in October 2016.