Engage Audiences with Live and VOD Delivery

Engage Audiences with Live and VOD Delivery is the third in our three-part series on how richer metadata can transform your content supply chain. It shows how the Ooyala Flex Media Program can help you deliver clips and content to multiple platforms and screens around the world. All so audiences don’t miss a beat.

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Olympia Entertainment

Headquartered in downtown Detroit, in the heart of The District Detroit, Olympia Entertainment owns and operates the Fox Theatre, City Theatre and Hockeytown Cafe, and provides facility management services at Little Caesars Arena, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill.

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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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Business

4 Stocks To Buy To Invest in Virtual Reality

Article | July 11, 2022

The virtual reality market has been hailed as the "next big thing" for decades, but VR has repeatedly disappointed consumers with mediocre hardware products and software experiences. But in recent years, a wave of refined devices narrowed the gap between consumer expectations and reality. The VR market's future has yet to be written, but investors who believe in this budding market should consider buying these four tech stocks. Sony's PlayStation VR is the best-selling VR headset in the world with over 5 million shipments since its launch in October 2016. That only represents a sliver of Sony's installed base of 110 million PS4s, but that foothold has encouraged developers to produce more stand-alone VR games and add-on experiences for PS4 games.

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Media and Broadcasting, Business

The new chair of the FTC and antitrust 2.0

Article | August 4, 2022

The appointment of Lina Khan on June 15th to chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is poised to be a transformational one in the history of the world wide web. Khan came to prominence with an article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox, which identified the paradox of hegemonic tech service providers which bypass the US’ strict competition laws by offering lower prices to the end consumer. Under US antitrust law, the driving indicator of market monopolies are higher prices for the consumer – under this strict definition, none of the tech majors which dominate the digital economy are monopolistic. Indeed, some such as Alphabet and Facebook do not even directly charge the end user for their services. So, while both Google and Facebook dominate the global digital ad market, making an antitrust case against them under the current 20thcentury era regulatory framework is nigh on impossible. However, the absence of meaningful competitive challengers to these two incumbents in search and social advertising over the previous 15 years, despite the lucrative high margin business opportunities, implies that the competitive market is not performing according to classical economic theory. Khan has built a subsequent career on trying to square this circle, and now the Biden Administration has empowered her as the key instigator of the sweeping regulatory update required for a digital-first century.

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Best Oculus Rift Fitness Games 2020

Article | April 22, 2020

No matter what VR headset you own, there are some great virtual reality fitness games at your disposal. However, the Oculus Rift’s stacked catalog and quality exclusives makes it a great option for any fitness enthusiast. From games built around working out to enjoyable titles that make you forget about how active you are actually, there are hundreds of choices. That’s exactly why it can be overwhelming for those that just picked up a headset. To help you find the right fitness title for you, we here at VR Fitness Insider have come up with a list of the best Oculus Rift fitness games 2020. These games are an excellent part of anyone’s fitness journey.

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Olympia Entertainment

Headquartered in downtown Detroit, in the heart of The District Detroit, Olympia Entertainment owns and operates the Fox Theatre, City Theatre and Hockeytown Cafe, and provides facility management services at Little Caesars Arena, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill.

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VIACOM TO EXPAND ITS DISTRIBUTION ACROSS AFRICA AND EUROPE

NexTV News | December 13, 2018

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa. The media company announced new distributions deals with key multiplatform players abroad. New partnerships include the launch of MTN in Africa, MTV+ Prime Video Channel in Germany and Austria and SVOD deals with Vodafone in Turkey.The partnership in Africa will be between MTN and Arial View Nigeria Limited, they will launch several global brands including Nickelodeon, MTV, MTV Base and Comedy Central on MTN’s Shortz streaming platform for Nigerian subscribers.Consistent with consumer trends in Sub-Saharan Africa that demand increased bite-size content, the new deal positions Viacom as a prominent player in long-term saturation in the region. AVNL will distribute and monetize licensed Viacom content to MTN, Africa’s largest mobile network operator. It has more than 200 million subscribers, with 57 million in Nigeria alone.

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Smithsonian Networks Launches New Subscription VOD Service, Folding in Smithsonian Earth

Variety | December 13, 2018

Smithsonian Networks has expanded its push to reach cord-cutters with the launch of Smithsonian Channel Plus, promising subscribers 1,000-plus hours of streaming nonfiction programming for $5 per month.The new subscription VOD service incorporates and supersedes Smithsonian Earth, the company’s $3.99-monthly SVOD service that launched three years ago, which had been geared around nature and wildlife.Smithsonian Channel Plus is a bigger play: It includes the same programming that has previously aired on the linear cable TV channel, as well as hundreds of hours of programming previously available on Smithsonian Earth. According to the company, existing Smithsonian Earth subscribers can access the new SVOD service for no extra charge.For Smithsonian Networks, which is a joint venture between CBS’s Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, it’s a move to boost revenue from over-the-top crowd — people who have canceled pay-TV service. Smithsonian Channel is currently distributed through partners including DirecTV, Dish Network, Charter Spectrum, Verizon FiOS, Altice USA, Cox, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue and Hulu With Live TV.

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WarnerMedia’s SVOD will be heavy on the HBO content

FierceVideo | December 04, 2018

WarnerMedia’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming product will pull heavily from content currently populating HBO and its apps.AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke at a UBS investor conference and provided more details about WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.He said the first layer of the service will look a lot like the movie library available today on HBO. The second layer will include HBO’s scripted original series like “Game of Thrones.” Then the third layer will take advantage of the Warner Bros. IP library including movies and scripted series.He said series like “Friends” could potentially appear on the WarnerMedia platform since Warner Bros’ new distribution deal with Netflix is non-exclusive.“We’re not going to have to spend another $11 billion to rival Netflix. We think we have enough IP and enough capability that we can put a product together that will be very attractive,” Stephenson said.

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VIACOM TO EXPAND ITS DISTRIBUTION ACROSS AFRICA AND EUROPE

NexTV News | December 13, 2018

Viacom International Media Networks is once again expanding its distribution across Europe and Africa. The media company announced new distributions deals with key multiplatform players abroad. New partnerships include the launch of MTN in Africa, MTV+ Prime Video Channel in Germany and Austria and SVOD deals with Vodafone in Turkey.The partnership in Africa will be between MTN and Arial View Nigeria Limited, they will launch several global brands including Nickelodeon, MTV, MTV Base and Comedy Central on MTN’s Shortz streaming platform for Nigerian subscribers.Consistent with consumer trends in Sub-Saharan Africa that demand increased bite-size content, the new deal positions Viacom as a prominent player in long-term saturation in the region. AVNL will distribute and monetize licensed Viacom content to MTN, Africa’s largest mobile network operator. It has more than 200 million subscribers, with 57 million in Nigeria alone.

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Smithsonian Networks Launches New Subscription VOD Service, Folding in Smithsonian Earth

Variety | December 13, 2018

Smithsonian Networks has expanded its push to reach cord-cutters with the launch of Smithsonian Channel Plus, promising subscribers 1,000-plus hours of streaming nonfiction programming for $5 per month.The new subscription VOD service incorporates and supersedes Smithsonian Earth, the company’s $3.99-monthly SVOD service that launched three years ago, which had been geared around nature and wildlife.Smithsonian Channel Plus is a bigger play: It includes the same programming that has previously aired on the linear cable TV channel, as well as hundreds of hours of programming previously available on Smithsonian Earth. According to the company, existing Smithsonian Earth subscribers can access the new SVOD service for no extra charge.For Smithsonian Networks, which is a joint venture between CBS’s Showtime Networks and the Smithsonian Institution, it’s a move to boost revenue from over-the-top crowd — people who have canceled pay-TV service. Smithsonian Channel is currently distributed through partners including DirecTV, Dish Network, Charter Spectrum, Verizon FiOS, Altice USA, Cox, YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue and Hulu With Live TV.

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WarnerMedia’s SVOD will be heavy on the HBO content

FierceVideo | December 04, 2018

WarnerMedia’s upcoming direct-to-consumer streaming product will pull heavily from content currently populating HBO and its apps.AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson spoke at a UBS investor conference and provided more details about WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.He said the first layer of the service will look a lot like the movie library available today on HBO. The second layer will include HBO’s scripted original series like “Game of Thrones.” Then the third layer will take advantage of the Warner Bros. IP library including movies and scripted series.He said series like “Friends” could potentially appear on the WarnerMedia platform since Warner Bros’ new distribution deal with Netflix is non-exclusive.“We’re not going to have to spend another $11 billion to rival Netflix. We think we have enough IP and enough capability that we can put a product together that will be very attractive,” Stephenson said.

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