Apple Arcade vs. Google Play Pass: An overview

October 7, 2019

Google and Apple are undoubtedly two of the biggest names in the smartphone industry. And with such gargantuan stature, comes fierce, breakneck rivalry. The two companies have been exchanging blows for ages, one-upping one another in each round. This year, the two have picked a new battle, and the world is holding its breath to see who comes out on top this time around. Subscription-based streaming services, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, etc., have been dominating the home-entertainment sector. Google and Apple have taken the spike in subscription services into account and have started to implement the same logic on games and apps.

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Sports, live events, and entertainment all push the boundaries of broadcast technology.At Broadcast Sports International (BSI), our engineers and operations team are at the leading edge of turnkey custom broadcast solutions - we’ve done it for more than 35 years.Our work spans some of the largest and most important events in broadcast history. Founded in 1979 by an entrepreneurial team of engineers, BSI now employs approximately 200 people worldwide and boasts a 50,000 square foot U.S. headquarters just outside of Baltimore and an international office near London. Our fleet of state-of-the-art production trailers are in action every weekend of the year at major live events.

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New Doom VR Mod Releasing Soon For Oculus Quest

Article | May 4, 2020

The release will feature 5 sets of VR weapons and a launcher that will allow you to mix and match different Doom mods with ease. There’s support for smooth locomotion and teleport movement options, plus you’ll be able to switch between a couple of different walking speeds for the former. The person behind the mod is DrBeef, who has previously completed a number of well-known Quest ports and VR projects. He was behind the Lambda1VR mod for Oculus Quest, as well as QuakeQuest and many others.

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Netflix versus Amazon Prime Video – depth versus breadth

Article | June 10, 2021

The first half of 2021 has been a year of continued change and disruption for subscription video. The global incumbent subscription video on demand (SVOD) leaders, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, have been busy signalling to the financial markets how they intend to entrench their market dominance in light of the ongoing market acquisition pushes unleashed by the D2C disruptors following the D2C ‘big bang’ moment of Q4 2019 – Q2 2021. Netflix announced in January that it was no longer going to borrow on the financial markets to fund its day-to-day operations – specifically for its content acquisition budget, which is now driven predominately by commissioning original content for its service. This leaves the SVOD leader with $14.9 billion of outstanding long-term debt to service as it seeks to live within its means by commissioning future content from its ongoing cashflow. In Q1 2021 alone Netflix spent $500 million on servicing this debt pile versus $1.7 billion in net income generated over the same period.

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Should You Buy A PSVR In 2020?

Article | April 16, 2020

At 5+ million units sold, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is thought to be the most successful VR headset on the market. The kit’s had a great run since launch in 2016, but should you buy a PSVR in 2020? Just under two years ago, we stated that you should “definitely” buy a PSVR in holiday promotions. The price, paired with a growing library of games, made it an easy recommendation. But this industry moves quickly and there are a lot of new factors that complicate the question of if PSVR remains a worthy purchase.

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The Big Fashion Industry Trends for 2021

Article | June 8, 2021

Last year the luxury fashion sector saw a lot of online chatter around men’s fashion, and some of the biggest conversation triggers were the same social movement – breaking gender stereotypes and fighting against toxic masculinity. Many brands and celebrities joined this cause last year and spread their influence through fashion and pop culture.

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Spotlight

Broadcast Sports International, LLC

Sports, live events, and entertainment all push the boundaries of broadcast technology.At Broadcast Sports International (BSI), our engineers and operations team are at the leading edge of turnkey custom broadcast solutions - we’ve done it for more than 35 years.Our work spans some of the largest and most important events in broadcast history. Founded in 1979 by an entrepreneurial team of engineers, BSI now employs approximately 200 people worldwide and boasts a 50,000 square foot U.S. headquarters just outside of Baltimore and an international office near London. Our fleet of state-of-the-art production trailers are in action every weekend of the year at major live events.

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