Hosted Applications for Media and Entertainment

| January 18, 2018

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When the team at Leostream first spoke to a potential client in the TV and Film industry, we were surprised to learn the story of how TV and films, historically, have been edited and produced. Films, too large to share over email, were physically shipped back and forth between editors and producers. This practice seemed fairly outdated for such a high-tech industry.

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From action flicks to adventure documentaries, live sport to breaking news – we broadcast more than 100 TV channels, including a sweet variety of niche channels, giving Kiwis their daily fix of TV’s best content. We have a wide range of products to suit everyone's viewing tastes from MY SKY personal video recorders, FAN PASS live sport streaming apps, to NEON subscription video streaming. With over 20 years in the business, we love working hard to reward more than 800,000 customers with unique experiences, everyday.

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Facebook Continues Virtual-Reality Gaming Push With New Acquisition

Article | February 26, 2020

Facebook's Oculus division announced on Tuesday that it acquired Sanzaru Games, a video game company known for working on titles in the Sly Cooper and Spyro the Dragon franchises. Sanzaru also has experience developing virtual-reality (VR) games, having released titles exclusively for Facebook's Oculus platform including VR Sports Challenge and Ripcoil in 2016 and Asgard's Wrath in 2019. Sanzaru was the first developer to partner with Oculus in making games, so it's not surprising to see it become part of the broader Facebook family. Facebook hinted that it would buy additional VR development companies when it acquired Beat Games in November, and additional acquisitions could follow soon after the Sanzaru deal.

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The new chair of the FTC and antitrust 2.0

Article | June 22, 2021

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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PlayStation VR Google Tilt Brush details revealed

Article | March 12, 2020

The virtual reality Google Tilt Brush painting application was first launched back in 2016 and will soon be available on the PlayStation VR platform according to PSN data obtained by Gamstat. The gleaned data indicates that a listing for Tilt Brush has been recently created for America, Europe and Japan regions. The image above has also been discovered indicating that the Google Tilt Brush application could soon be available on the PSVR hardware. “Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination.

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How many users do Spotify, Apple Music and other big music streaming services have?

Article | February 19, 2020

Sometimes the statistics around how many people are streaming music – and how many are paying for it – can lead to confusion and misinterpretation. Recently, for example, we’ve seen one story suggesting that Amazon was “on course to overtake Apple Music” based on comparing an Amazon figure from January 2020 with one from Apple that hadn’t been updated since June 2019. Another story claimed that “Pandora has overtaken Apple for second spot” in subscriber rankings, which mistakenly compared the former’s number of active listeners (most of whom don’t pay) to the latter’s paid subscriber count.

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SKY TV New Zealand

From action flicks to adventure documentaries, live sport to breaking news – we broadcast more than 100 TV channels, including a sweet variety of niche channels, giving Kiwis their daily fix of TV’s best content. We have a wide range of products to suit everyone's viewing tastes from MY SKY personal video recorders, FAN PASS live sport streaming apps, to NEON subscription video streaming. With over 20 years in the business, we love working hard to reward more than 800,000 customers with unique experiences, everyday.

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