Digital Domain, a provider of immersive experiences across the entertainment landscape, confirmed to VRJournal Thursday that it will livestream the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 360° virtual reality (VR).
“The result of a recently forged multi-year partnership between Digital Domain and Nobel Peace Prize Concert producers Gyro AS and Warner Bros. ITVP Norge AS, the 360° livestream will enable viewers to share closely in the message of peace and the celebration of laureates at the December 11 event in Oslo, Norway,” reads a provided statement.
We’ve also been told that Telenor Group, one of the world’s foremost mobile operators, will serve as presenting partner for both the in-person concert and the 360° livestream.
So what can you expect from this weekend’s concert?
On December 11, the free livestream of the Nobel Peace Prize Concert will provide an immersive, real-time experience to audiences around the globe. In its 23rd year, the concert will be headlined by Sting and hosted by television personality Conan O’Brien.
“Our mission for the concert series is to utilize emerging technologies such as virtual reality to amplify the most prestigious award in the world, bringing the concert to life,” said Olav Njolstad, Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. “To connect with the next generation of global citizens, we’re embracing new media to stay relevant with a broader and younger audience across borders. We welcome Digital Domain’s partnership and are certain they will be a vital and significant part of this initiative and others in the coming years.”