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Oculus hires Hulu exec to head video team

first_imgOculus hires Hulu exec to head video teamHulu SVP Eugene Wei to oversee group that curates VR and 360 degree content from other creators, like LeBron JamesJames BrightmanMonday 29th February 2016Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleOculus VRAs reported by Re/code, Oculus has hired Eugene Wei as its new head of video. The former Hulu SVP was most recently head of product at Flipboard and he spent seven years at Amazon in the ’90s as well. Wei has been with Oculus since November but the role was only recently confirmed publicly by Oculus. VR is expected to make a big splash in many industries, not just video games. Facebook has begun experimenting with 360 degree videos in its News Feed, which would probably translate well into a virtual reality environment. The company also intends to push some first-party content with its Oculus Story Studio.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Facebook and Oculus have not yet fully explained what the video team will be working on, but Wei is expected to be in charge of the platform at Oculus that houses VR and 360 degree content from other creators. For example, NBA all-star LeBron James partnered with Facebook on a 12-minute VR video that dives into his basketball training regimen. As Re/code noted, “Oculus and virtual reality in general still feel like products for gamers. Bringing someone like James into the fold early should help drum up some more mainstream attention.” And that, no doubt, will be Facebook’s goal with VR video in general – to widen the appeal of VR and ultimately make it a social platform like Facebook itself.If you have jobs news to share or a new hire you want to shout about, please contact us on [email protected] employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The VR & AR newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesOculus halts headset sales in GermanyFacebook says it’s a temporary move and will continue supporting existing owners in the countryBy Brendan Sinclair 8 months agoSony reportedly increasing PS5 production to 10m units by 2021Meanwhile, Facebook said to be ramping up manufacturing for Oculus devicesBy James Batchelor 9 months agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more