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General News Discovery, Google partner to launch VR series ‘Discovery TRVLR’
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MUMBAI: US infotainment, kids and lifestyle broadcaster Discovery has partnered internet giant Google to launch a new VR series ‘Discovery TRVLR’.

The first chapter of the 38-episode series will launch on 3 November 2017 exclusively on YouTube and DiscoveryVR.com and on the Discovery VR app. It can be experienced in VR with the new Google Daydream View headset as well as with Cardboard. The series can also be viewed through the web, Android and iOS phones.

The immersive series takes viewers beyond the television screen and drops them directly into the lives of fascinating locals in every corner of the globe across all seven continents. Exploring unique cultures through a visceral 360-degree storytelling experience, “Discovery TRVLR” explores the rituals, obscure traditions and life-threatening quests that define a variety of cultures in North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Africa, Antarctica and Europe.

As viewers enter these worlds, they will be surrounded by extraordinary environments, sights, sounds and stories that reveal the extremes of human nature. “Discovery TRVLR” gives viewers the feeling that they are actively participating in the rare discoveries that make traveling the world a life changing experience.

“Discovery’s viewers look to us for innovation and expect to be taken places that satisfy their desire for exploration and adventure. Like Discovery, Google’s VR team shares a passion for VR storytelling and we are thrilled to partner with them on ‘Discovery TRVLR,’ our most ambitious endeavor to date” said Discovery VR senior VP emerging platforms, partnerships.

There are seven chapters in the “Discovery TRVLR” series, each exploring a different continent. Each chapter begins with an amazing sunrise and each chapter closes with a magnificent sunset. In between these ethereal bookends, the episodes are centered around fascinating locals including the Guru, the Renegade, the Entertainer and the Explorer, who will share the unique rituals, traditions and quests that encompass their culture.

Chapters for North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Australia consist of six episodes each, while the chapter for Antarctica features two episodes, for a total of 38 episodes in the series.

Discovery added that it has a long history of combining emerging technologies with quality and innovative storytelling. Discovery VR continues that tradition by creating content that aims to enrich the lives of audiences delivering a robust programming lineup of over 160 experiences, with new content added regularly across multiple platforms. Launched in August 2015, the Discovery VR app has accrued 4.3M downloads and over 123 million organic views to date.

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