How AR/VR and AI Enriching the Hospitality Industry?

| February 12, 2019

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Businesses are progressively getting to hang on VR’s potential as a marketing tool, delivering important information to potential customers in a way they can actually experience, and stimulating multiple senses in the process even though most of the applications of modern virtual reality are entertainment-based.

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Established in 1974, Stellar Entertainment is a leading provider of entertainment content, technical services, audio & video production. Our head office is located in Moore Park's The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney and specialises in inflight entertainment, including programming and management of Hollywood and international films, TV, music, games, digital books and magazines. We also offer encoding, metadata management, video and audio duplication and consultancy services.

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Super-bundle plans reportedly missing from Apple Music’s new deals

Article | March 14, 2020

This is the ‘super-bundle’ that we (and the wider industry) have been speculating about ever since Apple revealed plans to launch subscription services for video, news and games – Apple TV+, Apple News+ and Apple Arcade respectively. From Apple’s point of view (not to mention its customers’) a single, discounted subscription covering its range of services makes a lot of sense. Music rightsholders are wary, however, with plenty of uncertainty around how the royalties from such a super-bundle would be divided between the different forms of entertainment.

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Instagram continues to perform strongly despite inconsistent brand identity

Article | March 14, 2020

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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Which VR headsets can you actually buy at the launch of Half-Life: Alyx?

Article | March 14, 2020

Valve released the Index in 2019. It’s a high-powered, tethered VR headset that relies on Lighthouses to position itself in your playing space, even if you’re sitting down to play. This headset is compatible with older Lighthouse base stations made for the original HTC Vive, so you can save some money if you already own them or can find them for cheap. Valve’s own second-generation base stations have better range, and at $149 per unit, they currently don’t cost much more than the new price for first-generation base stations.

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With America at home, Facebook, Google make moves to win more of gaming market

Article | March 14, 2020

The gaming industry is a natural to promote social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Video game and technology companies are, in fact, working directly with the World Health Organization on a campaign to keep people apart. And technology giants that are relatively new to the video game business, Facebook and Google, are making moves that show it may be wise for them to use this opportunity with so many people at home to grab more share of the gaming market.

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Stellar Entertainment

Established in 1974, Stellar Entertainment is a leading provider of entertainment content, technical services, audio & video production. Our head office is located in Moore Park's The Entertainment Quarter, Sydney and specialises in inflight entertainment, including programming and management of Hollywood and international films, TV, music, games, digital books and magazines. We also offer encoding, metadata management, video and audio duplication and consultancy services.

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