Chronicles of Content Storage : How the Media and Entertainment Industry is Innovating to Improve Accessibility and Reduce Damage

August 28, 2017 | 149 views

Time and intent – universal constants that have the propensity to heal, and damage irretrievably. This is particularly true in the case of the media and entertainment industry, wherein less than favorable storage mediums can encourage the damage of original content and render them unfit or undesirable for popular consumption.

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Engine Gaming & Media

Engine Media Holdings Inc. is traded publicly under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: GAME) (TSX-V: GAME). Engine Gaming & Media provides premium social sports and esports gaming experiences, unparalleled data analytics, marketing, advertising, and intellectual property to its direct-to-consumer properties, clients, and partners. Subsidiaries include Stream Hatchet, the global leader in gaming video analytics; Sideqik, a social influencer marketing platform; Eden Games, a premium motorsport video game developer; WinView Games, a social predictive play-along gaming platform; UMG, an end-to-end competitive esports platform; and Frankly Media, a digital publishing and monetization platform. Engine generates revenue through subscription fees, data SaaS-based offerings, programmatic advertising, and sponsorships.

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming arrives on iOS with some Apple restrictions

Article | June 21, 2021

Microsoft is expanding its Project xCloud service to the iPhone today. The software giant is launching a beta of xCloud through Apple’s TestFlight service, allowing xCloud testers to try the service on an iPhone or iPad. It’s the first time we’ve seen a cloud game streaming service appear on iOS since the days of OnLive — and OnLive’s iOS app wound up in limbo when Apple didn’t approve it. Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now are still not available on Apple’s devices, either, and neither company has been able to tell us when that might change.

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Apple's AR & VR headset may not need external input for orientation & motion detection

Article | July 27, 2022

Apple is continuing to investigate headsets like its "AR Glasses," as part of its exploration of Augmented and Virtual Reality systems. One such headset in future may utilize sensors that can detect angular rotation, such as that experienced when the device is placed on a user's head or removed. "[It] may be beneficial for the VR headset to be able to detect when a head-worn device (e.g., headset, eyeglasses, headphones, etc.) is being removed from the user's head, is being placed on the user's head, or both," says Apple in US Patent No. 10,557,724, "Angle detection of a rotating system using a single magnet and multiple hall sensors."

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Game On: These Entertainment Stocks Hit New Levels

Article | July 20, 2022

Some Chinese entertainment stocks listed in the U.S. got a boost last week after the People Bank of China (PBOC) said it would pump $173 billion into the economy. Since news of the report from Beijing hit the street, one of the biggest gainers was Chinese gaming giant NetEase Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) NetEase, a partner of California-based Blizzard Entertainment in China, traded as low as $317.48 per American depositary share within the last couple of weeks, and soared as high as $347.95 apiece last week. NetEase rolled out its international presence in recent years in Japan and North America, lowering its China dependency.

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The Future of Tech: Gaming Consoles, the Xbox and PlayStation of Tomorrow

Article | February 10, 2020

Consoles have come a very long way since the arrival of first-generation machines from Atari and Coleco in the seventies. Even the original PlayStation (1994) and Xbox (2001) look dated compared to the 4K/HDR-capable machines of today, and that divide will grow even larger once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X arrive at the end of 2020. But what about the future? More than once console makers have tried to break new ground, by focusing on functionality beyond gaming, but for the most part those attempts have failed. Nintendo has found the most success with specialized hardware that still focuses on games first, while Sony and Microsoft have seemingly understood that building powerful general purpose machines that are akin to PCs is their best and safest bet.

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Engine Gaming & Media

Engine Media Holdings Inc. is traded publicly under the ticker symbol (NASDAQ: GAME) (TSX-V: GAME). Engine Gaming & Media provides premium social sports and esports gaming experiences, unparalleled data analytics, marketing, advertising, and intellectual property to its direct-to-consumer properties, clients, and partners. Subsidiaries include Stream Hatchet, the global leader in gaming video analytics; Sideqik, a social influencer marketing platform; Eden Games, a premium motorsport video game developer; WinView Games, a social predictive play-along gaming platform; UMG, an end-to-end competitive esports platform; and Frankly Media, a digital publishing and monetization platform. Engine generates revenue through subscription fees, data SaaS-based offerings, programmatic advertising, and sponsorships.

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Amagi acquires Streamwise to add more power to its streaming data analytics solutions

Amagi | November 24, 2022

Amagi, the global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, announced that it has acquired Streamwise, an early stage data aggregation and reporting platform for content distributors. Streamwise specializes in automating and standardizing data collection across streaming platforms. The acquisition will help Amagi to enhance its data solutions capabilities with comprehensive, more streamlined reporting and dashboards. With the explosion of live linear channels, advertising and viewership on Free Ad-supported Streaming TV, data and insights on content and ad performance will become the key differentiator that helps content creators stay ahead of the game. The need for comprehensive insights is forcing content creators to invest heavily in building these capabilities in-house. Amagi THUNDERSTORM, the advanced server-side ad insertion (SSAI) solution offers a robust dataset of performance metrics on viewership and ad engagement to content brands that deploy it for monetization. But, content brands, as part of their distribution and monetization agreements, are often left with data and metrics from a variety of platforms in multiple formats that need to be consolidated to provide a holistic view of how their content is generating revenue. With Streamwise, Amagi will be able to seamlessly integrate its proprietary as well as third-party data to provide content brands with insightful, unified analytics. Streamwise's modern and intuitive UX will make it easy for Amagi's customers to gain actionable business insights in a centralized and automated manner. "What content brands need now more than ever is information at their fingertips. The genius of Streamwise's data platform lies in its simplicity and accessibility, making it an excellent value addition to Amagi's SSAI-based ad offerings. Together, we can enable content brands to shape their programming, optimize their distribution and generate better ROI," -Baskar Subramanian, CEO & Co-founder, Amagi. Our combined offering will help content distributors make smart decisions and scale their business in the streaming economy by saving content, sales, marketing, and finance executives from repetitive, manual, and error-prone processes, said Doug Shineman, CEO of Streamwise, who is joining Amagi to lead business development for its new analytics vertical. Amagi plans to offer Streamwise capabilities as a stand-alone offering to customers. Once it is integrated with the Amagi product suite in the coming months, customers will be able to additionally subscribe to Streamwise solutions in a seamless manner. Amagi provides a complete suite of solutions for channel creation, distribution and monetization. Amagi's global clients include ABS-CBN, AccuWeather, A+E Networks UK, Cinedigm, Cox Media Group, Crackle Plus, Fremantle, Gannett, Gusto TV, NBCUniversal, Tastemade, The Roku Channel and Vice Media among others. About Amagi Amagi is a next-generation media technology company that provides cloud broadcast and targeted advertising solutions to broadcast TV and streaming TV platforms. Amagi enables content owners to launch, distribute and monetize live linear channels on Free Ad-supported Streaming TV and video services platforms. Amagi also offers 24x7 cloud-managed services bringing simplicity, advanced automation, and transparency to the entire broadcast operations. Overall, Amagi supports 700+ content brands, 800+ playout chains, and over 2100 channel deliveries on its platform in over 40 countries. Amagi has a presence in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, and broadcast operations in New Delhi, and an innovation center in Bangalore.For more information about Amagi and its streaming TV solutions, visit www.amagi.com.

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Toshiba TV promisingly hits the mark with the stunning M550L

Toshiba TV | November 22, 2022

Toshiba TV was announced as the Official Television of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. From the craftsman's impressive collection of products set to storm the market, the stunner Toshiba TV M550L is high up on the anticipation list, and for good reasons.The M550L with its resplendent display quality and other rich features raises the bar in television technology and epitomizes Toshiba TV's commitment to quality craftsmanship. Sleek, slim, and nicely trimmed around the edges for borderless viewing, the M550L promises to make an effortlessly captivating statement at first sight. Delving into its visual capabilities, the Toshiba TV M550L displays the brightest, sharpest, and most colorful images for a sensational TV time. Its inbuilt Quantum Dot technology sees to this, designed with over a billion color shades, each one expressively brilliant for optimal viewing. The Full Array Local Dimming feature adds richness and depth to dark scenes on the M550L, making for remarkable contrast and shadow detail. Supported with the professional-grade REGZA Engine 4k Pro, every picture on the M550L displays in peak quality. The M550L does not compromise on quality sound for its splendid visuals. Supported by the nifty Dolby Atmos and the advanced REGZA Power Audio PRO, the Toshiba TV M550L spatially immerses viewers in every sound that emanates from its bass woofers and delivers every sound detail with unmatched crispness for the cinematic-standard experience. Efficiently capping the streak of Toshiba TV M550L's high performance is VIDAA TV, a superior operating system that blazes a range of smart, user-friendly features that make for a premium, and convenient experience. Combining vivid beauty with immersive real vision and the signature heart-shaking sound, the Toshiba TV M550L is made for high value by people who know and set store by excellent home entertainment. As an enthralling football event edges near and the world counts the days until its arrival, Toshiba TV rises to the occasion as the Official Television of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The exquisitely-designed all-rounder M550L assures a reliable source of pristine viewing for football lovers, friends, and families.

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Qumu Launches Qumu Live

Qumu Corporation | November 21, 2022

Qumu Corporation (Nasdaq: QUMU), the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, announced the global availability of Qumu Live, a suite of managed live streaming and production services that enables organizations of all sizes to deliver engaging live-streamed events to internal and external audiences anywhere in the world. With Qumu Live, Qumu experts oversee all aspects of planning, hosting and managing broadcast quality live-streamed video on a platform that is scalable, secure and incorporates the full range of analytics, interactive capabilities, social media integrations, captioning, transcription, translation and related services available through Qumu and its broad network of technology partners.A Turnkey Offering for High Stakes Events Powered by a leading enterprise video platform, Qumu Live is an end-to-end managed services solution that dramatically simplifies delivery of live streamed video, from event registration and production, to hosting and streaming, and post-event analysis and measurement. With this suite of managed services, users can focus on perfecting their content and messaging, and are freed from the complexity of ensuring a reliable, secure, high quality and glitch-free streaming experience for their targeted audiences. “Qumu has a history of successfully supporting our customers with live streaming best practices and solving complex streaming problems,With this new offering, this white glove service is now available on an as-needed basis to everyone.” -Rose Bentley, Qumu’s president and chief executive officer. Bentley said that for high stakes events such as all-hands meetings, town halls, sales kick-offs, product launches, user conferences, investor presentations and more, Qumu Live offers a comprehensive and worry-free path to flawless execution. “This offering combines our proven platform, team of experts and rich array of partners to manage all the details of your live stream, recommend best practices and consult on format and interactive aspects to optimize viewer engagement, and do all this in full compliance with your brand look and feel, Bentley added. A Tested and Proven Solution Qumu Live builds on Qumu’s history of successfully supporting complex live streaming needs for organizations of all sizes, all over the world. In a recent engagement for a U.S. government agency, sourced through Qumu’s partnership with GovSmart, Inc., Qumu produced and hosted live streams originating from Dakar, Senegal, incorporating both pre-recorded and live video, as well as simultaneous translation into French, Portuguese and Arabic. Qumu Live’s production and creative services offerings include single- and multi-camera shoots, professional video, lighting and sound equipment and video editing. Through seamless integrations with its multiple technology partners, Qumu Live can also incorporate into live streams interactive elements such as chats, polls and surveys. Auto captioning, auto transcription and translations are also available. Qumu Live also provides comprehensive analytics encompassing viewer metrics, poll reports and more to inform post-event follow-up and future event planning. Available on As-Needed Basis Worldwide Live streams powered by Qumu Live are delivered to any screen with internet connection. In addition, at venues without reliable internet service, Qumu Live can stream live video via a bonded cellular network. Qumu Live’s services are available to customers on an as-needed basis; a subscription to Qumu’s cloud-based enterprise video services is not required. For further information about Qumu Live’s capabilities, please visit www.qumu.com/qumu-live/. About Qumu Corporation Qumu (Nasdaq: QUMU) is a leading provider of best-in-class tools to create, control, deliver, experience and analyze live and asynchronous video at scale. Backed by an experienced team of software and video experts, Qumu’s software enables globally distributed organizations to drive employee, customer and partner engagement, modernizing business by providing more efficient and effective ways to communicate and collaborate.

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Amagi acquires Streamwise to add more power to its streaming data analytics solutions

Amagi | November 24, 2022

Amagi, the global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and connected TV, announced that it has acquired Streamwise, an early stage data aggregation and reporting platform for content distributors. Streamwise specializes in automating and standardizing data collection across streaming platforms. The acquisition will help Amagi to enhance its data solutions capabilities with comprehensive, more streamlined reporting and dashboards. With the explosion of live linear channels, advertising and viewership on Free Ad-supported Streaming TV, data and insights on content and ad performance will become the key differentiator that helps content creators stay ahead of the game. The need for comprehensive insights is forcing content creators to invest heavily in building these capabilities in-house. Amagi THUNDERSTORM, the advanced server-side ad insertion (SSAI) solution offers a robust dataset of performance metrics on viewership and ad engagement to content brands that deploy it for monetization. But, content brands, as part of their distribution and monetization agreements, are often left with data and metrics from a variety of platforms in multiple formats that need to be consolidated to provide a holistic view of how their content is generating revenue. With Streamwise, Amagi will be able to seamlessly integrate its proprietary as well as third-party data to provide content brands with insightful, unified analytics. Streamwise's modern and intuitive UX will make it easy for Amagi's customers to gain actionable business insights in a centralized and automated manner. "What content brands need now more than ever is information at their fingertips. The genius of Streamwise's data platform lies in its simplicity and accessibility, making it an excellent value addition to Amagi's SSAI-based ad offerings. Together, we can enable content brands to shape their programming, optimize their distribution and generate better ROI," -Baskar Subramanian, CEO & Co-founder, Amagi. Our combined offering will help content distributors make smart decisions and scale their business in the streaming economy by saving content, sales, marketing, and finance executives from repetitive, manual, and error-prone processes, said Doug Shineman, CEO of Streamwise, who is joining Amagi to lead business development for its new analytics vertical. Amagi plans to offer Streamwise capabilities as a stand-alone offering to customers. Once it is integrated with the Amagi product suite in the coming months, customers will be able to additionally subscribe to Streamwise solutions in a seamless manner. Amagi provides a complete suite of solutions for channel creation, distribution and monetization. Amagi's global clients include ABS-CBN, AccuWeather, A+E Networks UK, Cinedigm, Cox Media Group, Crackle Plus, Fremantle, Gannett, Gusto TV, NBCUniversal, Tastemade, The Roku Channel and Vice Media among others. About Amagi Amagi is a next-generation media technology company that provides cloud broadcast and targeted advertising solutions to broadcast TV and streaming TV platforms. Amagi enables content owners to launch, distribute and monetize live linear channels on Free Ad-supported Streaming TV and video services platforms. Amagi also offers 24x7 cloud-managed services bringing simplicity, advanced automation, and transparency to the entire broadcast operations. Overall, Amagi supports 700+ content brands, 800+ playout chains, and over 2100 channel deliveries on its platform in over 40 countries. Amagi has a presence in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, and broadcast operations in New Delhi, and an innovation center in Bangalore.For more information about Amagi and its streaming TV solutions, visit www.amagi.com.

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Toshiba TV promisingly hits the mark with the stunning M550L

Toshiba TV | November 22, 2022

Toshiba TV was announced as the Official Television of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. From the craftsman's impressive collection of products set to storm the market, the stunner Toshiba TV M550L is high up on the anticipation list, and for good reasons.The M550L with its resplendent display quality and other rich features raises the bar in television technology and epitomizes Toshiba TV's commitment to quality craftsmanship. Sleek, slim, and nicely trimmed around the edges for borderless viewing, the M550L promises to make an effortlessly captivating statement at first sight. Delving into its visual capabilities, the Toshiba TV M550L displays the brightest, sharpest, and most colorful images for a sensational TV time. Its inbuilt Quantum Dot technology sees to this, designed with over a billion color shades, each one expressively brilliant for optimal viewing. The Full Array Local Dimming feature adds richness and depth to dark scenes on the M550L, making for remarkable contrast and shadow detail. Supported with the professional-grade REGZA Engine 4k Pro, every picture on the M550L displays in peak quality. The M550L does not compromise on quality sound for its splendid visuals. Supported by the nifty Dolby Atmos and the advanced REGZA Power Audio PRO, the Toshiba TV M550L spatially immerses viewers in every sound that emanates from its bass woofers and delivers every sound detail with unmatched crispness for the cinematic-standard experience. Efficiently capping the streak of Toshiba TV M550L's high performance is VIDAA TV, a superior operating system that blazes a range of smart, user-friendly features that make for a premium, and convenient experience. Combining vivid beauty with immersive real vision and the signature heart-shaking sound, the Toshiba TV M550L is made for high value by people who know and set store by excellent home entertainment. As an enthralling football event edges near and the world counts the days until its arrival, Toshiba TV rises to the occasion as the Official Television of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. The exquisitely-designed all-rounder M550L assures a reliable source of pristine viewing for football lovers, friends, and families.

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Qumu Launches Qumu Live

Qumu Corporation | November 21, 2022

Qumu Corporation (Nasdaq: QUMU), the leading provider of cloud-based enterprise video technology, announced the global availability of Qumu Live, a suite of managed live streaming and production services that enables organizations of all sizes to deliver engaging live-streamed events to internal and external audiences anywhere in the world. With Qumu Live, Qumu experts oversee all aspects of planning, hosting and managing broadcast quality live-streamed video on a platform that is scalable, secure and incorporates the full range of analytics, interactive capabilities, social media integrations, captioning, transcription, translation and related services available through Qumu and its broad network of technology partners.A Turnkey Offering for High Stakes Events Powered by a leading enterprise video platform, Qumu Live is an end-to-end managed services solution that dramatically simplifies delivery of live streamed video, from event registration and production, to hosting and streaming, and post-event analysis and measurement. With this suite of managed services, users can focus on perfecting their content and messaging, and are freed from the complexity of ensuring a reliable, secure, high quality and glitch-free streaming experience for their targeted audiences. “Qumu has a history of successfully supporting our customers with live streaming best practices and solving complex streaming problems,With this new offering, this white glove service is now available on an as-needed basis to everyone.” -Rose Bentley, Qumu’s president and chief executive officer. Bentley said that for high stakes events such as all-hands meetings, town halls, sales kick-offs, product launches, user conferences, investor presentations and more, Qumu Live offers a comprehensive and worry-free path to flawless execution. “This offering combines our proven platform, team of experts and rich array of partners to manage all the details of your live stream, recommend best practices and consult on format and interactive aspects to optimize viewer engagement, and do all this in full compliance with your brand look and feel, Bentley added. A Tested and Proven Solution Qumu Live builds on Qumu’s history of successfully supporting complex live streaming needs for organizations of all sizes, all over the world. In a recent engagement for a U.S. government agency, sourced through Qumu’s partnership with GovSmart, Inc., Qumu produced and hosted live streams originating from Dakar, Senegal, incorporating both pre-recorded and live video, as well as simultaneous translation into French, Portuguese and Arabic. Qumu Live’s production and creative services offerings include single- and multi-camera shoots, professional video, lighting and sound equipment and video editing. Through seamless integrations with its multiple technology partners, Qumu Live can also incorporate into live streams interactive elements such as chats, polls and surveys. Auto captioning, auto transcription and translations are also available. Qumu Live also provides comprehensive analytics encompassing viewer metrics, poll reports and more to inform post-event follow-up and future event planning. Available on As-Needed Basis Worldwide Live streams powered by Qumu Live are delivered to any screen with internet connection. In addition, at venues without reliable internet service, Qumu Live can stream live video via a bonded cellular network. Qumu Live’s services are available to customers on an as-needed basis; a subscription to Qumu’s cloud-based enterprise video services is not required. For further information about Qumu Live’s capabilities, please visit www.qumu.com/qumu-live/. About Qumu Corporation Qumu (Nasdaq: QUMU) is a leading provider of best-in-class tools to create, control, deliver, experience and analyze live and asynchronous video at scale. Backed by an experienced team of software and video experts, Qumu’s software enables globally distributed organizations to drive employee, customer and partner engagement, modernizing business by providing more efficient and effective ways to communicate and collaborate.

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