Finders-Keepers: Scenarios in the open market for TV entertainment

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The emerging market for TV entertainment online is unlike anything we have seen before. Gone are the constraints imposed by the days of restricted bandwidth and entrenched content gatekeepers. Anyone with a video catalog and a target market can launch a service.This paper presents five key scenarios which came up repeatedly during nScreenMedia interviews with TV/video industry executives:Turning binge-and-bolt into anchor tenancy.

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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 7, 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 | August 2, 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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Latest Hisense Laser TV Projectors Certified WiSA Ready WiSA’s Interoperability Standard Becoming Must-Have Feature for Smart TVs

Hisense & WiSA | October 07, 2021

-WiSA® LLC, founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA), today announced Hisense, one of the leading TV brands in the U.S., recently released their latest laser TV projector that is Certified WiSA Ready, allowing for a fast and easy connection to WiSA USB transmitters and WiSA Certified speakers. As the trend for bigger and better TVs at home continues to grow, Hisense ensures its products are designed for wireless interoperability with WiSA Ready Certification.The 100” L9G and 120” L9G are the newest WiSA Ready Hisense laser projectors now available in the U.S. that support a 5.1.2 audio channel. The L9G is built on the TriChroma laser light engine with 3,000 lumens brightness to reach 107% of the BT.2020 color space. It includes HDMI 2.1 with eARC for a full pass through of high-bitrate audio and comes with a perfectly paired ambient light rejecting screen that makes the Laser TV image pop, even in well-lit rooms. The WiSA Ready laser TV projector products play a strong role in the constant evolution of the home theater ecosystem,” said Ken Welty, Director of Laser TV at Hisense America. “With these models, which consist of an ultra-short-throw (UST) projector and wall-mounted screen, consumers can now easily connect any WiSA Certified 5.1 speaker system to their Hisense WiSA Ready products to quickly get wireless surround sound in minutes in an affordable way. The Association’s dedication to creating an interoperability standard for consumer electronic manufacturers allows leading brands like Hisense to work with WiSA’s technology to enable wireless communication between WiSA Certified transmitters and speakers. Users of WiSA Ready Hisense solutions will witness the seamless connectability and immersive sound with direct control from their smart TVs. “We are consistently impressed with the quality of products released by Hisense and are honored to be a part of furthering top-of-the-line wireless functionality for the home cinema experience,There is no doubt that Hisense will continue their cadence of award-winning products that deliver very high levels of home entertainment.” -Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA. About WiSA, LLC WiSA®, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating an interoperability standard utilized by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound via intelligent devices. WiSA Certified™ components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA also combines robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency surround sound with the simple setup of a soundbar. For more information about WiSA, please visit: www.wisaassociation.org. About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG Electronics, Hisense, Toshiba, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Onkyo, and others. Summit Wireless delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standard across the audio industry. Summit Wireless is headquartered in San Jose, CA with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information, please visit: www.summitwireless.com. About Hisense USA Corporation and Hisense Company, LTD. Hisense USA Corporation is a subsidiary of Hisense Company, Ltd., established in 1969 and headquartered in Qingdao, China. Hisense USA Corporation offers an innovative range of technology products that disrupt the consumer electronics industry, challenge the competition and provide significant value to consumers. To learn more contact Max Borges Agency for Hisense at hisense@maxborgesagency.com.

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Synamedia and AWS join forces to accelerate end-to-end cloud TV deployments

prnewswire | June 09, 2020

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, today announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). By combining AWS's public cloud expertise with Synamedia's video software expertise, the two firms aim to accelerate the adoption of cloud TV services worldwide. Video service providers get to create and monetize compelling multi-screen video experiences using Synamedia's Infinite cloud TV platform and realize the benefits of AWS's renowned reliability and cloud elasticity.

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Apple acquires NextVR, former virtual reality streaming video service

Apple | May 14, 2020

NextVR’s eponymous VR video service never fully took off with users, despite offering 360-degree video access to select concerts and sporting events, including NBA games, WWE wrestling matches, and NHL highlights. But Apple apparently saw value in the company, and following weeks of speculation confirmed today (via Bloomberg) that it has acquired NextVR for purposes unknown. Based in Newport Beach, California, NextVR was an hour south of Los Angeles, where many of Apple’s TV+ operations are located. While Apple isn’t confirming the specific reasons for the deal, it’s quite likely that the NextVR team will become involved with future TV+ initiatives, enabling Apple to expand the breadth and/or literal depth of its video offerings. Apple TV+ currently offers only 2D videos, and no sporting or other live programming, though the company has been working on a mixed reality headset with an AR focus.

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Latest Hisense Laser TV Projectors Certified WiSA Ready WiSA’s Interoperability Standard Becoming Must-Have Feature for Smart TVs

Hisense & WiSA | October 07, 2021

-WiSA® LLC, founded by Summit Wireless Technologies (NASDAQ: WISA), today announced Hisense, one of the leading TV brands in the U.S., recently released their latest laser TV projector that is Certified WiSA Ready, allowing for a fast and easy connection to WiSA USB transmitters and WiSA Certified speakers. As the trend for bigger and better TVs at home continues to grow, Hisense ensures its products are designed for wireless interoperability with WiSA Ready Certification.The 100” L9G and 120” L9G are the newest WiSA Ready Hisense laser projectors now available in the U.S. that support a 5.1.2 audio channel. The L9G is built on the TriChroma laser light engine with 3,000 lumens brightness to reach 107% of the BT.2020 color space. It includes HDMI 2.1 with eARC for a full pass through of high-bitrate audio and comes with a perfectly paired ambient light rejecting screen that makes the Laser TV image pop, even in well-lit rooms. The WiSA Ready laser TV projector products play a strong role in the constant evolution of the home theater ecosystem,” said Ken Welty, Director of Laser TV at Hisense America. “With these models, which consist of an ultra-short-throw (UST) projector and wall-mounted screen, consumers can now easily connect any WiSA Certified 5.1 speaker system to their Hisense WiSA Ready products to quickly get wireless surround sound in minutes in an affordable way. The Association’s dedication to creating an interoperability standard for consumer electronic manufacturers allows leading brands like Hisense to work with WiSA’s technology to enable wireless communication between WiSA Certified transmitters and speakers. Users of WiSA Ready Hisense solutions will witness the seamless connectability and immersive sound with direct control from their smart TVs. “We are consistently impressed with the quality of products released by Hisense and are honored to be a part of furthering top-of-the-line wireless functionality for the home cinema experience,There is no doubt that Hisense will continue their cadence of award-winning products that deliver very high levels of home entertainment.” -Tony Ostrom, President of WiSA. About WiSA, LLC WiSA®, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, is a consumer electronics consortium dedicated to creating an interoperability standard utilized by leading brands and manufacturers to deliver immersive sound via intelligent devices. WiSA Certified™ components from any member brand can be combined to dramatically increase the enjoyment of movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. WiSA also combines robust, high definition, multi-channel, low latency surround sound with the simple setup of a soundbar. For more information about WiSA, please visit: www.wisaassociation.org. About Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WISA) is a leading provider of immersive, wireless sound technology for intelligent devices and next-generation home entertainment systems. Working with leading CE brands and manufacturers such as Harman International, a division of Samsung, LG Electronics, Hisense, Toshiba, Klipsch, Bang & Olufsen, Onkyo, and others. Summit Wireless delivers seamless, dynamic audio experiences for high-definition content, including movies and video, music, sports, gaming/esports, and more. Summit Wireless is a founding member of WiSA, the Wireless Speaker and Audio Association and works in joint partnership to champion the most reliable interoperability standard across the audio industry. Summit Wireless is headquartered in San Jose, CA with sales teams in Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea. For more information, please visit: www.summitwireless.com. About Hisense USA Corporation and Hisense Company, LTD. Hisense USA Corporation is a subsidiary of Hisense Company, Ltd., established in 1969 and headquartered in Qingdao, China. Hisense USA Corporation offers an innovative range of technology products that disrupt the consumer electronics industry, challenge the competition and provide significant value to consumers. To learn more contact Max Borges Agency for Hisense at hisense@maxborgesagency.com.

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Synamedia and AWS join forces to accelerate end-to-end cloud TV deployments

prnewswire | June 09, 2020

Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, today announced its collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS). By combining AWS's public cloud expertise with Synamedia's video software expertise, the two firms aim to accelerate the adoption of cloud TV services worldwide. Video service providers get to create and monetize compelling multi-screen video experiences using Synamedia's Infinite cloud TV platform and realize the benefits of AWS's renowned reliability and cloud elasticity.

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Apple acquires NextVR, former virtual reality streaming video service

Apple | May 14, 2020

NextVR’s eponymous VR video service never fully took off with users, despite offering 360-degree video access to select concerts and sporting events, including NBA games, WWE wrestling matches, and NHL highlights. But Apple apparently saw value in the company, and following weeks of speculation confirmed today (via Bloomberg) that it has acquired NextVR for purposes unknown. Based in Newport Beach, California, NextVR was an hour south of Los Angeles, where many of Apple’s TV+ operations are located. While Apple isn’t confirming the specific reasons for the deal, it’s quite likely that the NextVR team will become involved with future TV+ initiatives, enabling Apple to expand the breadth and/or literal depth of its video offerings. Apple TV+ currently offers only 2D videos, and no sporting or other live programming, though the company has been working on a mixed reality headset with an AR focus.

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