BBC Tunnels Nominated for a Webby!

We are really proud to announce that “Explore the IS Tunnels” has been nominated for Best “VR: Cinematic or Pre-Rendered” in the 23rd Annual Webby Awards.

As a nominee, BBC Arabic is also eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 18th, fans can cast their votes at http://wbby.co/vote-vid66. Let’s help the site win, vote now!

BBC Arabic digitally reproduced Assyrian antiquities using photogrammetry and hosted them in a Web app powered by Sketchfab.

Our 3D viewer helped the BBC create an immersive experience where users can explore and study every detail close-up, as if right there with both audio and visual effects. For more detailed information about this digital preservation of cultural heritage, you can read our full case study.