BU Club Explores AR and VR Technology

| March 27, 2019

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Do you know the difference between augmented reality and virtual reality? Are you interested in discovering how to build things using AR and VR technology, or finding out how they can advance entertainment, education, and industry?

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The Box Plus Network is the UK’s biggest youth focused music and entertainment network, running six of the biggest music TV channels alongside our entertainment channel; 4Music. Our channels are available across digital platforms via Box Plus (website and app) and we run a host of engaging social media channels, all focused on music, pop-culture and youth entertainment. We also have a growing international business with channel distribution across Africa and Europe.

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