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ReachMe TV

ReachMe TV is a 24/7, multi-channel, digital entertainment network and integrated global distribution platform that connects public screens in high-traffic, high-value areas such as airports, retail stores and hotels, delivering the newest entertainment to viewers on the go. The ReachMe TV channel can be seen in 100 airports in the United States and Canada, is featured in over 1,000,000 hotel rooms across the United States. ReachMe TV was built from the ground up with innovative technology that connects the screens viewers pass to the screens in the palms of their hands, allowing them to take the content with them. Programming includes hundreds of hours of prime time content, sports, specials, news and current events, along with a broad array of digital content from some of the top producers and networks in the world.

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Virtualization, Media and Broadcasting

UGC vs. Premium: Is the video valuation bubble big enough to burst?

Article | July 13, 2022

The market disconnect between the proliferation of independent content creators and the consolidation of brand IP into the hands of ever-fewer major players is growing increasingly stark. On the one hand, independent artists are the fastest-growing sector of the music market. User-generated content (UGC) has proved a huge success during lockdown for the likes of TikTok and Roblox. The traditional brand celebrity spokesperson has ceded ground to the influencer, and even they to the micro-influencer. Content proliferation has driven increasingly niche content to niche audiences, finding smaller fan bases to resonate with instead of attempting the now nigh-impossible cut-through to mainstream popularity. This is the paradox of small: the long tail accounts for a growing share of content consumption, but the fractional economics of on-demand environments means that those in the long tail earn too little to be economically sustainable. Access to the means of distribution may have been democratised, but access to meaningful rights income has not.

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Technologies, Virtualization

Instagram continues to perform strongly despite inconsistent brand identity

Article | July 27, 2022

Over the last few months Instagram has done its best to capitalise on the latest social media success tactics, often at the cost of its own original user proposition. The photo-sharing app for friends now offers Reels, imitating TikTok’s success. It has rolled out an option to hide Likes, the iconic feature which has characterised social media as a whole since inception. And it now is introducing ‘suggested posts’ to users’ feeds, sorted by topics a profile states they are interested in – potentially putting these ahead of photos and videos shared by profiles they actually follow. Directly mimicking TikTok, this seems to diverge very little in practice from hashtags, which are its original discovery feature. Instead, it seems to want to emulate the usability which younger users are familiar with from TikTok, in order to entice them to increase their Instagram engagement.

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Technologies, Business

This time Amazon really does have Bond in its sights

Article | July 20, 2022

MGM, which holds the largest film and TV library in Hollywood, is finally in play – and likely to be acquired by tech major and video streaming behemoth Amazon. With a rumoured price tag of $9 billion, the deal, while substantial, is merely equivalent to 8.3% of Amazon’s Q1 2021 earnings of $108.5 billion. Indeed, the 44% year-on-year (YoY) increase for its Q1 results alone would pay for the deal more than four times over. When it comes to investment capital to deploy, the tech majors led by Amazon and Apple are in a financial class of their own. This is the kind of deal that helps to explain why AT&T was so keen cut its losses and incur a $66 billion loss on its Warner Media assets by merging the former Time Warner media major with Discovery for $43 billion in cash and receiving 71% in equity in the new combined entity in return. It also follows on from Amazon’s 15.4x increase in what it is willing to pay to secure exclusive NFL Thursday Night Football coverage for its US Amazon Prime customers.

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Media and Broadcasting

Why video streaming needs to stop fighting the last consumer war

Article | May 28, 2021

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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Spotlight

ReachMe TV

ReachMe TV is a 24/7, multi-channel, digital entertainment network and integrated global distribution platform that connects public screens in high-traffic, high-value areas such as airports, retail stores and hotels, delivering the newest entertainment to viewers on the go. The ReachMe TV channel can be seen in 100 airports in the United States and Canada, is featured in over 1,000,000 hotel rooms across the United States. ReachMe TV was built from the ground up with innovative technology that connects the screens viewers pass to the screens in the palms of their hands, allowing them to take the content with them. Programming includes hundreds of hours of prime time content, sports, specials, news and current events, along with a broad array of digital content from some of the top producers and networks in the world.

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The NVIDIA Shield TV gaming edition comes with a controller and is on sale for $168

androidcentral | January 20, 2019

The Nvidia Shield TV 4K streaming media player gaming edition is down to $168 on Amazon. This version of the NVIDIA Shield TV normally sells for around $190 and often as high as $200. Today's price is one of the lowest we have seen outside of Black Friday sales. This price gives you the controller for less than $20 compared to the price of the regular NVIDIA Shield.The Shield TV 4K device functions not just as a streaming player but also as a media server and a smart home hub with fully customizable settings. It offers 4K HDR video quality along with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound pass-through. It can download apps like Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, NFL, YouTube and so many more once connected to your Wi-Fi network at home. This version adds a gaming controller you can use to play games you've downloaded to the player.

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T-Mobile’s Netflix On Us will remain the same for the time being

androidauthority | January 15, 2019

T-Mobile customers who are worried that Netflix’s price hikes will affect Netflix On Us, fear not — T-Mobile CEO John Legere confirmed on Twitter that the program won’t change. For now.That caveat gives Legere and T-Mobile some wiggle room in the event that things do change. For now, however, T-Mobile will cover the costs of Netflix’s price increases. Legere also said that T-Mobile is working with Netflix to observe what sort of impact the price hikes might have.With Netflix On Us, T-Mobile subscribers with at least two lines with an eligible T-Mobile One voice plan can get Netflix’s standard plan for free. Subscribers can pay $3 per month if they want to step up to a Netflix Premium subscription, which lets you stream HD and UHD content on four devices at the same time.Earlier today, Netflix announced price increases for all three of its plans. The basic plan goes from $8 to $9 per month, while the standard plan goes from $11 to $13. The premium plan goes from $14 to $16 per month.

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15 best VR games for most VR headsets!

androidauthority | January 14, 2019

Virtual reality gaming is growing at a rapid pace. It made $5.8 billion in 2017 and just shy of $10 billion in 2018. That trend should continue over the next several years. There are a few big VR platforms. They include Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus, and the HTC Vive. We haven’t gotten our hands on all of those yet, but we can get this list started anyway. Here are the best VR games currently available for the Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, and Google Cardboard (and compatible headsets).Along Together is an adorable adventure game in VR. You play as an imaginary friend to a couple of kids. Their dog goes missing and you help and defend them along the way. The characters move around the game map with your assistance. You do stuff like move various elements so they can continue walking along. In addition, the simple controls and colorful graphics make for a very positive gaming experience. Plus, it's a good game for kids. The game runs for $9.99 and that's a bit expensive, but we have no real complaints with this one. Good luck finding Rishu!

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The NVIDIA Shield TV gaming edition comes with a controller and is on sale for $168

androidcentral | January 20, 2019

The Nvidia Shield TV 4K streaming media player gaming edition is down to $168 on Amazon. This version of the NVIDIA Shield TV normally sells for around $190 and often as high as $200. Today's price is one of the lowest we have seen outside of Black Friday sales. This price gives you the controller for less than $20 compared to the price of the regular NVIDIA Shield.The Shield TV 4K device functions not just as a streaming player but also as a media server and a smart home hub with fully customizable settings. It offers 4K HDR video quality along with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X surround sound pass-through. It can download apps like Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, NFL, YouTube and so many more once connected to your Wi-Fi network at home. This version adds a gaming controller you can use to play games you've downloaded to the player.

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T-Mobile’s Netflix On Us will remain the same for the time being

androidauthority | January 15, 2019

T-Mobile customers who are worried that Netflix’s price hikes will affect Netflix On Us, fear not — T-Mobile CEO John Legere confirmed on Twitter that the program won’t change. For now.That caveat gives Legere and T-Mobile some wiggle room in the event that things do change. For now, however, T-Mobile will cover the costs of Netflix’s price increases. Legere also said that T-Mobile is working with Netflix to observe what sort of impact the price hikes might have.With Netflix On Us, T-Mobile subscribers with at least two lines with an eligible T-Mobile One voice plan can get Netflix’s standard plan for free. Subscribers can pay $3 per month if they want to step up to a Netflix Premium subscription, which lets you stream HD and UHD content on four devices at the same time.Earlier today, Netflix announced price increases for all three of its plans. The basic plan goes from $8 to $9 per month, while the standard plan goes from $11 to $13. The premium plan goes from $14 to $16 per month.

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15 best VR games for most VR headsets!

androidauthority | January 14, 2019

Virtual reality gaming is growing at a rapid pace. It made $5.8 billion in 2017 and just shy of $10 billion in 2018. That trend should continue over the next several years. There are a few big VR platforms. They include Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus, and the HTC Vive. We haven’t gotten our hands on all of those yet, but we can get this list started anyway. Here are the best VR games currently available for the Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, and Google Cardboard (and compatible headsets).Along Together is an adorable adventure game in VR. You play as an imaginary friend to a couple of kids. Their dog goes missing and you help and defend them along the way. The characters move around the game map with your assistance. You do stuff like move various elements so they can continue walking along. In addition, the simple controls and colorful graphics make for a very positive gaming experience. Plus, it's a good game for kids. The game runs for $9.99 and that's a bit expensive, but we have no real complaints with this one. Good luck finding Rishu!

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