National Geographic and Discovery have both snagged nominations in the new Virtual Reality and 360° Video category of the 6th Annual Streamy Awards (from Tubefilter and dick clark productions).
Discovery VR was nominated for immersive stories on everything from shark-infested shipwrecks to freeboarding (a snowboard-like skateboard).
Nat Geo fare included a 360° tour of a volcano eruption.
The winners will be announced Oct. 4 at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton. They will be selected by a panel of creators, execs and other online video industry notables.
The ceremony will be hosted by YouTube star GloZell Green.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.