Huffington Post Acquires VR Company, Creates HuffPost RYOT (Video)

“The possibilities are powerful,” Arianna Huffington says

Last Updated: April 20, 2016 @ 7:35 AM

Arianna Huffington announced this morning that the Huffington Post has acquired the virtual reality and immersive storytelling company RYOT.

“Together, we’ll be able to build on HuffPost’s video offerings to bring an entirely new range of experiences to our global audience, from virtual reality to full-length films and 360°,” Huffington wrote. “As anyone who’s ever experienced VR on a headset or 360 video on your phone knows, the possibilities are powerful.”

The Huffington Post founder says that RYOT “brings all the tech know-how that make these experiences possible.”

Huffington said it’s hard to explain with words what RYOT can bring to the table, and suggests readers check out the short film “Body Team 12.”

“I couldn’t be happier to welcome RYOT to the HuffPost family, and I’m so excited about our future together — covering news events, leading cultural conversations on a global scale, and going beyond raising awareness to making a difference in people’s lives,” Huffington wrote.

The HuffPost released a promotional video with RYOT CEO and co-founder Bryn Mooser to announce they are joining forces. Check out the preview above.