Network’s First Virtual Reality Experience Now Available Exclusively on Google Play
Adult Swim, basic cable’s #1 network with young adults for over a decade, is reaching beyond the television screen to invite fans to immerse themselves in a bodiless journey of the mind with a virtual reality experience unlike anything else in the marketplace. Developed in partnership with WEVR, The Virtual Brainload takes viewers on a visual and sonic trip through outer space.
The Virtual Brainload is available now as a free app on Google Play and ready for launch with the Google Cardboard headset, which must be purchased separately. Previously only available as an in-person experiential activation with the Meatwad Fulldome Experience, The Virtual Brainload meets fans where they are with a dazzling animated presentation that gives a special glimpse of the backside of reality.
This initiative is Turner Broadcasting’s first release in the virtual reality sector and provides new and unique opportunities for creative development, programming and advertising. It kicks off an ambitious network expansion into this exciting new space, with plans for deeper, custom-created content to roll out later in 2015 and beyond.
“We know our audiences are early adopters and we aim to surprise them with new experiences like this,” said Jill King, senior vice president, consumer and partnership marketing, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. “As we develop immersive content for our fans, we will keep our advertising partners front of mind and seek out opportunities to extend their brand into these experiences.”
The Virtual Brainload joins Adult Swim’s successful slate of mobile offerings, currently charting nearly 77 million total downloads and including the Webby-nominated Robot Unicorn Attack 2.
WEVR is a virtual reality community and VR media player for aspiring and professional creatives. WEVR collaborates with leaders in the immersive, creative, and technology communities- providing high performance VR playback software for VR producers. We are committed to developing a superior VR player and supporting collaborations, showcasing exceptional virtual reality projects created by emerging VR storytellers. As an open VR technology platform, WEVR enables immersive storytellers to create, present, and publish projects on all VR headsets.
About Adult Swim
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering of original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network and is seen in 96 million U.S. homes.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.