Reliance Jio launch his own VR app in 2018
The new entrant in the telecom industry Jio, is planning to launch its own Virtual Reality (VR) app in 2018 and is hoping to collaborate with experts at Birmingham City University in England, the university said.
Aiming to explore potential partnerships in the future, the Head and Creative Director of Reliance Jio Studios, Aditya Bhat and Ankit Sharma respectively, visited the university on Wednesday to learn more about how it is training the next generation of virtual reality (VR) professionals.
The Founder and Managing Director of philmCGI, Anand Bhanushali, also spent time with senior academics of the university as part of a visit organised by the UK’s Department of International Trade.
Just to give you a backdrop, philmCGI is an animation studio based out of Mumbai with some 90 artists that provide computer-generated images and visual effects services in films and television for some of the biggest studios in Europe and Asia. Apparently, this studio is also expanding its offer in VR and Augmented Reality (AR).
The visit seems to be beneficial as Bhanushali has revealed, “Today we have discussed a number of opportunities for collaboration.” In a positive tone, “Birmingham City University has state-of-the-art media facilities; it is no wonder so many Indian students want to come to the UK to study! Lots of innovative solutions can be developed when applying fresh minds to companies such as ourselves,” he added.