Independent Film and Television Industry Snapshot: New Media

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The entertainment industry is on the threshold of a revolution with implications that reach to the core foundation of its traditional business model. In addition to the ongoing compression of profit margins, the industry is facing a dramatic transformation of technology, consumer behavior, and distribution channels. These changes will require companies to adopt forward-thinking, strategic, and well-organized approaches to their technology and business practices.

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Superfly

Superfly is a creative company that produces iconic festivals, such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, and creates multi-dimensional solutions for brands that build audiences, tell stories and propel their identity in a powerful way. We've spent the past 20 years perfecting the creation of experiences that shape and influence culture, whether through our own festivals and live events or by helping brands establish and raise their profile by navigating the cultural marketing landscape.

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Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X will support ‘four generations of gaming’

Article | February 24, 2020

Today, Microsoft finally unveiled many of the specs for its upcoming Xbox Series X, but the company also detailed something arguably as important: how the console will handle backwards compatibility. According to Microsoft, the Series X will support “four generations” of Xbox games, something the company alluded to last year. “Our commitment to compatibility means existing Xbox One games, including backward-compatible Xbox 360 and original Xbox games, look and play better than ever before,” Xbox head Phil Spencer wrote in a blog post.

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Apple to Buy NextVR from Best Virtual Reality Platforms

Article | February 24, 2020

Technology giant Apple plans to take NextVR, one of the best platforms, by showing that it continues to work on virtual reality. NextVR was transferring important events over virtual reality today. Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies will undoubtedly be among the most used technologies in the future. Studies on this subject have been going on for years, but we still have not fully seen what this technology can do. For this reason, the virtual reality industry has not matured yet today. Apple has long been working on virtual reality and augmented reality.

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

Article | February 24, 2020

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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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Hi-Res audio: It’s all about a maturing market

Article | February 24, 2020

Music streaming contrasts sharply with video streaming. While the video marketplace is characterised by unique catalogues, a variety of pricing and diverse value propositions music streaming services are all at their core fundamentally the same product. When the market was in its hyper-growth phase and there were enough new users to go around, it did not matter too much that the streaming services only had branding, curation and interface to differentiate themselves from each other. Now that we are approaching a slowdown in the high-revenue developed markets, more is needed. Which is where Hi-Res comes in.

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Superfly

Superfly is a creative company that produces iconic festivals, such as Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, and creates multi-dimensional solutions for brands that build audiences, tell stories and propel their identity in a powerful way. We've spent the past 20 years perfecting the creation of experiences that shape and influence culture, whether through our own festivals and live events or by helping brands establish and raise their profile by navigating the cultural marketing landscape.

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