Social virtual reality platform Bigscreen delivers a new home
SAN FRANCISCO & HOLLYWOOD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Bigscreen and Paramount Home Media Distribution announced today that Top
Gun will be screened in 3D in Bigscreen's virtual reality software.
Beginning at 6:00 p.m. EST on December 29th fans can enter
Bigscreen's virtual theater lobby and have the option of meeting friends
before entering the cinemas to watch a screening of Top Gun in
3D. The film will be shown at regular intervals for a period of 24 hours.
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Bigscreen utilizes virtual reality to make users feel like they are in a
physical movie theater, watching movies on a giant screen with immersive
sound and lighting. With voice chat and avatars, Bigscreen also offers a
social experience, allowing users in different locations to feel like
they are sitting next to their friends watching movies or TV shows,
browsing the web, and more.
"This is an innovative way to bring the immersive and social movie
theater experience into the comfort of the home," said Darshan Shankar,
CEO and founder of Bigscreen.
"Bigscreen's virtual reality platform offers a new way for fans to
experience films in their homes," said Bob Buchi, President Worldwide
Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures. "We're excited to be a part
of this experiment using cutting-edge technology to give fans a new
This event is only available to people in the United States, requires a
VR headset, and a Windows 10 PC. Supported VR headsets include the
Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, all SteamVR-compatible headsets, and all Windows
Mixed Reality headsets. Users can view Top Gun for free by
downloading Bigscreen's free application from the Oculus Store, Steam
Store, or the Microsoft Store.
For full showtime information, please visit bigscreenvr.com/topgun
is developing a content lineup to regularly screen more movies, TV
shows, and video content in its virtual movie theater each week in 2018.
For more information, visit bigscreenvr.com
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About Bigscreen, Inc.
Bigscreen is a leading social virtual reality software platform that
enables its users to hangout in virtual worlds, watch movies with
friends in a virtual movie theater, or collaborate with coworkers in
virtual offices. Power users spend 20-30 hours per week using Bigscreen,
making it one of the most widely used "killer apps" in the virtual
reality industry. Bigscreen was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in
San Francisco, California.
About Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures
Corporation (PPC), a major global producer and distributor of filmed
entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), home to
premier global media brands that create compelling television programs,
motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products,
social media experiences and other entertainment content for audiences
in more than 180 countries. The PHMD division oversees PPC's home
entertainment and transactional digital distribution activities
worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and
distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount
Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Television, Paramount Players,
MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and
servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally
manages global licensing of studio content and transactional
distribution across worldwide digital distribution platforms including
online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.
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