Facebook has done a lot of work over the past few months to make its social network ready for 360-degree photos and videos. It’s now teaming up for content collaborations to bring more 360-degree content to the world’s largest social network. If you’re unable to make it to the 2016 Emmys today fear not as the host Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue video will be posted as a 360-degree video on Facebook so you will essentially get to view it from a front row seat as the funny talk show host cracks some jokes.
This has been made possible by a partnership between the Television Academy and Facebook. The entire opening monologue is going to be captured from the orchestra pit at the Microsoft Theater with a 360-degree camera so that viewers can get a view of the entire stage, audience, and the theater.
Once the opening monologue ends, the video is going to be posted on Jimmy Kimmel’s Facebook page from where it will be cross-posted on ABC Television Network and the Emmys/Television Academy Facebook page.
Additional 360-degree video content from the 2016 Emmys will also find its way on Facebook, including behind-the-scenes action as well as a first look at the red carpet. Viewers on a mobile device will simply need to move their devices around to fully enjoy the 360-degree experience while users on a PC can do the same using the mouse cursor. The videos can also be viewed in VR using the Gear VR headset by Samsung.