Happy Friday! Welcome to Issue 51 of Rerun, your weekly digest of digital storytelling, interactive media and the future of TV curated by Axonista.
With more VR headset options, comes more confusion about what to buy, so this week’s Top Pick is not one but two handy VR headset buyer’s guides to help you make that important decision.
We’ve also got lots going in the world of streaming platforms, with Verizon and Hearst teaming up to launch new channels, YouTube championing female filmmakers, who might in turn be eligible for the new Emmy categories. There’s lots on messaging apps, with BBC WhatsApp documentaries, Netflix Instagrammers, Facebook paying celebrities and Snapchat superstar DJ Khaled. What a week!
Let's get straight to it!
Future of TV
African Netflix iROKO targets thrifty consumers with daily plans
Microsoft HoloLens VR dev kit available for pre-order from 30 March for $3000
The Washington Post is embracing vertical video
Google announce Tiltbrush, a 3D painting experience for the HTC Vive
Pulp Fiction owner Miramax sold to Qatar broadcaster BeIN
Brands and agencies are already experimenting with on-demand Snapchat geofilters