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Google ties up with LG Uplus on VR content

IANS  |  Las Vegas 

In line with its drive to make (VR) content more accessible to people around the world, has entered into a partnership with South Korean Corp.

on Friday said that it would set up a fund with to invest in VR content, reported.

The agreement, made during the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held here from January 8-11, is aimed at investing in the development of VR content during the first half of the year, said.

The content will be viewed through LG Uplus platforms and Google-owned global video streaming service

LG Uplus will be responsible for the planning and production of the VR content and commercialisation rights in South Korea, while will acquire global distribution rights through YouTube, company officials said.

Over the past few year, Google has taken several initiatives to make VR content more popular on

To make it easier and less expensive to create in VR, the tech giant introduced the format.

Google partnered with with and immersive media company to launch a global series of training academies - known as VR Creator Lab.

It launched the first "VR Creator Lab" in in June 2018, and soon brought to



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 11:24 IST