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Sky Sports places virtual reality at the heart of its 25th anniversary celebrations


By Tony Connelly, Sports Marketing Reporter

April 22, 2016 | 3 min read

Sky Sports is placing virtual reality at the heart of its 25th anniversary celebrations and will this week unveil VR content featuring David Beckham exclusively on Facebook.

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As part of a series of VR videos looking back on Sky Sports’ 25 year history David Beckham has filmed a special interview in VR with Kirsty Gallacher in which he discusses his top three Premier League goals.

The five minute piece was released today (22 April) exclusively on Facebook 360 and shows Beckham discussing what he believes were his best goals during his time with Manchester United.

The feature was shot by Sky Sports’ recently founded Sky VR Studios and follows on from Beckham’s first exclusive as part of the celebrations which saw the former England international discuss his top 10 sporting moments.

Discussing the VR content Beckham said: "Virtual Reality is incredible and it's no surprise that Sky are leading the way in this area. I really enjoyed the interview and the results are stunning as the viewer will really feel they're in the studio with us.

"Sky Sports has always set the benchmark for the quality of its sports coverage, and I'm very proud to be part of its first moves into VR."

Executive producer for Sky VR, Neil Graham, said: "At Sky, we want to create VR content that puts the viewer in places they would never be able to experience.

"To celebrate 25 years of Sky Sports, it made sense to bring together one of the biggest icons from the last 25 years with the latest in broadcasting technology."

Sky’s birthday celebrations will continue throughout the year and Sky VR Studios will help promote the campaign with the creation of more than 20 VR films covering an array of content from cultural events in news to some the biggest sporting events.

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