ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K Powers Immersive Live Streaming At Oculus Connect 5

Blackmagic Design today announced that its ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher and ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel were used as part of the immersive live streaming workflow at the recent Oculus Connect 5, Oculus’ annual virtual reality developer conference.Headed by Supersphere, an L.A. based immersive content and technology company, the 4K and 12G-SDI virtual reality (VR) workflow also relied on a number of additional Blackmagic Design products, including six Teranex AV standards converters, a Smart Videohub 12G 40x40 router, six HyperDeck Studio 12G broadcast recorders, five DeckLink 4K Pro capture and playback cards and several Teranex Mini Quad SDI to 12G-SDI converters.“We have been working with Facebook and Oculus for a while as an immersive streaming provider,” said Jason Diamond, partner and technical creative director, Supersphere. “For Oculus Connect 5, there were some unusual requests. We needed to not only stream the all important keynotes for several hours each day, but we also had to stream more than 10 hours of esports tournament finals into Oculus Venues. We have expertise in immersive esports streaming, and used several tools, including the Blackmagic Design suite, to build custom environments in headset to give a richer esports experience for fans all over the world.”

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Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by James Putnam and Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio Inc. is known for its classic hand-built analog hardware, UAD digital signal processing, and UA audio interfaces — worldwide standards in recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Boulder, and Amsterdam, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.

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Watch out Warzone and Fortnite: Ubisoft is coming after free-to-play

Article | July 13, 2022

Ubisoft announced last week that it is adding specific focus on free-to-play, alongside its AAA catalogue. In doing so, it is following a route that has been very successful for Activision with its Warzone strategy. Free-to-play games which draw audiences via big franchise names and monetise via in-game spending are going to be increasingly common among AAA publishers. The focus on in-game spending and particularly on the cosmetic, rather than the progress-related, parts will be the key revenue component. As games become less finite and more perpetual (consumer goal is less about ‘finishing them’ and more and ‘playing/spending time in them’), the opportunity to monetise needs that stem from this perpetual engagement (e.g. socialising or expression) starts to outweigh the mere monetisation of access to a packaged product. Simultaneously, free-to-play games also act as a powerful marketing driver for AAA releases as they come out, as well as streamability and word of mouth for the franchise.

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Marketing a game? Put enough focus on Discord and TikTok

Article | August 4, 2022

TikTok and Discord are essential channels for effective gamer targeting. MIDiA’s Q1 2021 survey states that weekly active user penetration of the two services over-indexes among mobile and console gamers the most of all tracked social media. This is similar with PC gamers, with the exception of Twitter ranking slightly higher than TikTok.

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Why video streaming needs to stop fighting the last consumer war

Article | February 14, 2022

Video streaming services have achieved mainstream engagement, with binge viewing now eclipsing linear TV viewing as the leading form of TV show consumption. While the digital disruptors may revel in their newfound status as the masters of TV consumption, and the TV and film industry are forced to adapt to this new reality, a subtler shift in mindset needs to occur. Streaming services, led by subscription video on demand (SVOD) hegemon Netflix, still operate in the mindset of having a digital native consumer base. For these streaming incumbents, the success of SVOD still rests upon their ability to appeal to younger consumer bases who have a) grown up in a digital environment, and b) are by definition young and eager for new and constantly evolving consumer experiences. Add to this the post-second world war presumption that popular entertainment should always be youth-centric focused, and streaming is still de-facto a youth-orientated proposition.

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FILM PRODUCERS FLIP BARGAINING TABLE WITH UNIONIZING EFFORT

Article | May 21, 2021

Movie producers often find themselves negotiating with talent and crew members, and/or their production union representatives, over pay and benefits. But a group of 108 producers flipped the script Thursday in announcing they were looking to form a union of their own.Higher minimum pay and health benefits were cited as the two major reasons. While the group, called the Producers Union, boasts some heavy hitters such as Chris Moore (Manchester by the Sea) and Rebecca Green (It Follows), they made it clear that the traditional image of a Hollywood producer is misleading. Many are just getting by, project to project, looking for a breakout hit to up their quote. According to a survey released this year, 41% of producers made less than $25,000 in the pre-pandemic boom times of 2019. The Producers Union has developed a constitution with provisions for dues and diversity initiatives, with the aim of eventually negotiating a collective bargaining agreement with distributors and other film financiers. Previous efforts by producers to unionize have been thwarted by the courts and the National Labor Relations Board, according to Variety, as the NLRB saw them as supervisors and employers – which creates a high barrier to organizing.

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Universal Audio

Founded in 1958 by recording pioneer Bill Putnam Sr., and refounded in 1999 by James Putnam and Bill Putnam Jr., Universal Audio Inc. is known for its classic hand-built analog hardware, UAD digital signal processing, and UA audio interfaces — worldwide standards in recording, mixing, and mastering audio. Headquartered in Scotts Valley, California, with offices in Los Angeles, Boulder, and Amsterdam, UA is focused on merging the best of vintage analog and modern digital technology, following its rich recording heritage and motto, “Analog Ears. Digital Minds.

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WarnerMedia makes coordinated corporate push behind esports

sportbusiness | April 23, 2019

WarnerMedia, the news media and entertainment company created by the recent merger of AT&T and Time Warner, is putting an unprecedented level of corporate resources behind an upcoming esports competition in Texas.The ELeague x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber, a competition set for July 5-7 in Austin, Texas, will involve an esports tournament run by Turner Sports’ ELeague involving Mortal Kombat II, a game recently released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The event also includes a presenting sponsorship from AT&T Fiber, gameplay videos and promotional material developed by WarnerMedia-owned production company Rooster Teeth, and additional tournament organization and administration from its Battlefy platform. The event represents the first full, coordinated post-merger effort in esports by WarnerMedia and highlights an accelerating corporate prioritization around the emerging space.

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Liberty Entertainment Group Announces the Opening of Arcane

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Internationally recognized hospitality leader Liberty Entertainment Group brings a unique vision to King Street West with the opening of their newest nightclub, Arcane. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Arcane fuses sophisticated Baroque undertones with modern design and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and visual effects.With a 4K display spanning 30 feet across the interior as a backdrop for exotic performers, this venue is shrouded in mystery, laced with drama, and immediately captivating. Juxtaposed yet balanced in both design and atmosphere, Arcane can only be understood by few.Designed by visionary Creative Director, Nadia Di Donato, the 8,000 square foot space contains an elegance that has permeated throughout Liberty Group's illustrious portfolio. A bohemian-inspired lounge provides an unimposing chill upon entry, while the nightclub area accommodates a more upbeat vibe. Arcane features a secluded 2,000 square foot patio that will serve as an oasis in the heart of the city.Arcane will offer an extensive selection of top-shelf spirits and signature cocktails by Liberty Group's award-winning Corporate Mixologist, Oliver Stern. VIP bottle service areas also present a world-class experience for bigger parties and groups.

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Global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems Market Trend 2019

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