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Jimmy Kimmel's Emmys monologue will be posted as a 360-degree video on Facebook

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The 68th Emmy Awards are taking place this Sunday, and Jimmy Kimmel will host, which means he'll be responsible for some kind of pithy and irreverent opening monologue that will (probably clumsily) attempt to sum up the state of television. If the idea of watching that excites you, but you'd prefer to avoid the rest of the awards show (or you don't have any way to watch it), Facebook has a solution. After Kimmel's monologue streams on linear television, the whole thing will be posted as a 360-degree video to Facebook.

As Variety reports, the clip will live on Kimmel's Facebook page, ABC's Facebook page, and the Emmys / Television Academy Facebook page. The video is reportedly part of a deal that the TV Academy has with Facebook that also includes a 360-degree video of the red carpet, Facebook Live videos of behind-the-scenes footage and actor Q&As, and a "thank you cam."

Viewers with a Samsung Gear VR will also be able to watch the 360-degree videos in virtual reality, according to Variety.


Facebook's introduction of 360-degree video last year