Yahoo News has launched its Yahoo News XR Partner Program, which will offer “unprecedented access to groundbreaking 5G technology” at Verizon’s 5G Labs and the Verizon Media RYOT 5G Studio in Los Angeles, according to Verizon. The studio is the first 5G production studio in the country, Verizon says.
The program launches with partners that include USA Today, Reuters, The Associated Press, TIME and NowThis. They will work with Yahoo News and RYOT to explore what XR (extended reality) news and immersive journalism can be in a 5G world, and plan to distribute these new formats on Yahoo News, according to Verizon. “The Yahoo News XR Partner program will transform Yahoo News into the world’s largest aggregator of premium content and immersive journalism,” a Verizon press release said. Yahoo News will distribute, measure and monetize XR content created through the program. Assets will be monetized through the RYOT Augmented Reality Ads software development kit.