EBU – Digtial Media Days

EBU, Digital Media Days - 23-24 January, 2017

Hosted by the RTP (Radio Television Portugal), EBU Digital Media Days took place in Lisbon, Portugal, towards the month’s grand finale, in January 23-25, 2017.
WVRF was invited in the context of World VR Café to share a number of VR projects, originally made in Europe with European public service broadcasters.
EBU stands for European Broadcasting Union, it is the World Leading Alliance of Public Service Media (PSM) operating Eurovision and Euroradio services with 73 members in 56 countries in Europe, as well as 34 associates in Asia, Africa and the Americas. EBU’s members operate approximately 2,000 television and radio channels together with numerous online platforms. Together they reach an audience of more than one billion people around the world, broadcasting in more than 120 languages.
EBU participants were very enthusiastic to try VR contents with topics ranging from fiction, erotic art and sports to documentary, live action and fine art.  It was a great honour for WVRF to be able to join the PSM professionals and present one of the new ways of storytelling in the digital era of virtual reality.  Despite the fast growth of VR in today’s digital communication, we see a great potential of incorporating VR into the broadcasting industry.



VR Selection


Benoît Lichté – France

Delve into the daily life of extreme sports champions and examine their relationship with risk.


Les Poissons Volants / Carlos Franklin – France

Explore the creative madness of the painter Hieronymus Bosch and dive in one of the major works of the century.


OKIO Studio / Pierre Zandrowicz – France

Phil is an American robot. Through the memories of the android and his author, discover an interpretation of Phil’s life.


RTS-SFR – Switzerland

Travel through the St-Gothard tunnel and above the Swiss Alps.


La générale production / Simon Bouisson – France

Imagine you’re coming out of your mother’s womb and your parents realise that you have a birth defect.


Ex Nihilo / Agat Film – UK / France

After losing his sight in 1983, John Hull began recording an audio-diary. Excavate the interior world of blindness.


Michel Reilhac – France

Become a real Parisian with this immersive project which offers typical moments of Parisian life.


Terra X – ZDF – Germany

Experience the full immediacy of a volcano outbreak.


Michel Reilhac – France

Meet strangers, all naked, touch and share their energy to be connected and become one.