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Insight teaming with Dark Slope to bring reality TV into the Metaverse

Toronto-based virtual production company Dark Slope is partnering with Insight Productions to develop original competition formats “for a new era of Metaverse entertainment.” The projects will be built from the ground ...
May 18, 2022

Toronto-based virtual production company Dark Slope is partnering with Insight Productions to develop original competition formats “for a new era of Metaverse entertainment.”

The projects will be built from the ground up to bring cutting-edge virtual production technology to the reality television genre, producing a range of formats for both children and adults. Production on the first project is set to begin later in 2022.

Dark Slope’s Hyperreality Initiative, announced last year, promises to “produce a new form of immersive, experiential television” that the company says will bring TV closer to the Metaverse using its specialist game design and other technologies.

Insight, a Boat Rocker company, is known for popular reality series and formats including The Amazing Race Canada, Big Brother Canada, its most recent format, LOL: Last One Laughing Canada for Prime Video and the recently announced Eurovision Canada.

“Our expertise in reality competition programming and desire to continually push the boundaries of storytelling, combined with Dark Slope’s unsurpassed virtual technologies and ability to create boundaryless exploration, will make for incredible viewer experiences,” said Mark Lysakowski, executive producer and SVP at Insight Productions, in a news release.

Added Dan Fill, president of Dark Slope: “We look forward to sharing what we are creating by combining Insight’s expertise in storytelling and original formats with our technical expertise in virtual production. The age of immersive Metaverse television is now within our reach and we are excited to be trailblazers in this genre.”

Image courtesy of Dark Slope 

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