Infographic: Getting the most out of your premium (4K UHD) content

4K UHD is coming! And with it comes new opportunities as well as challenges. These challenges include impacts to existing business models in terms of device resolution, encryption levels, bandwidth and scaling. Let’s not forget, the work needed to meet the MovieLabs specification. But the good news is that if done right, your whole subscriber base can benefit from 4K UHD content. This infographic shows you how.

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Should You Buy A PSVR In 2020?

Article | June 21, 2021

At 5+ million units sold, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is thought to be the most successful VR headset on the market. The kit’s had a great run since launch in 2016, but should you buy a PSVR in 2020? Just under two years ago, we stated that you should “definitely” buy a PSVR in holiday promotions. The price, paired with a growing library of games, made it an easy recommendation. But this industry moves quickly and there are a lot of new factors that complicate the question of if PSVR remains a worthy purchase.

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Technologies, Virtualization

B2B Movie Placements: What to Expect?

Article | August 2, 2022

As films evolved into the popular medium that they are today, brands followed suit. They took advantage of a large network of new ways to market, from print media to radio to television. Product placement, a part of branded entertainment marketing, became more common from the 1980s. Today, every moviegoer is familiar – sometimes painfully – with paid product placements. And every marketer has heard commentary on both good and bad B2C product placements. But what about B2B movie placements? Ever heard of those? If you are a B2B enterprise looking to try it out, here are some major differences between B2C and B2B movie placements: Impress the producers Create an enticing pitch for the producers, which can influence them enough to bring them to the creative department. Sell your brand or product to them (indirectly) to help them understand how it will improve the realism of their scene or set. Make them realize how your product or service can help them. Placement isn’t always ‘placement’ Prospective B2B buyers aren’t going to squint their eyes to find your product while watching a movie. However, they might actually remember your brand if you host pre-opening events around the world for them and their families to watch a popular movie. If they enjoy the movie and establish an emotional connection with it, they will definitely think of you while making any kind of purchase decision. Things might not work out No matter how hard you try to show your brand in a good light in a certain scene or situation, sometimes things happen that you can't control or ignore. In such cases, you might have to get all the branding out instead of settling for negative publicity, which could be a viable option for a B2C brand. B2B Movie Placement: A Success Story FLIR, a client of Hollywood Branded, is the leading provider of thermal military camera equipment. It co-starred in one of Warner Brothers' biggest hits of 2018, Rampage. FLIR connected with the right member of the production team and ensured that the brand was pictured in a positive light. FLIR shared its technology with the filmmakers and got advertised to its business customers, mostly film-loving decision-makers, through the movie and the way it was shot. The film earned $427M at the worldwide box office.

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Technologies

Ongoing transitions in gaming industry

Article | February 14, 2022

The gaming industry is continuously evolving with current transitions derived from VR/AR, blockchain, 5G and cloud computing. The aim of this transition is to fulfill requirements of gamers such as reducing the cost of gaming, developing more immersive experience, converting tools bought in games as transferable assets, enabling gamers to play graphic intensive games on low cost devices. Currently popular games are on the go to create augmented reality versions to be played on AR headsets with their mobile phones. The google stadia platform(a platform where graphic intensive games run in data centers and gamers can play them via web browsers) has also enabled the gaming industry to eliminate the computing limitations imposed by running games in mobile devices. The only barrier in coupling both technologies to have the best of both worlds is low bandwidth of 4G which will soon be expanded when 5G rolls out in the market. TRANSITIONS IN GAMING INDUSTRY The real time game play is currently not possible for games running in data centers and being rendered on web browsers of a gamer’s device as there is latency in reflecting the character’s action on the press of a button. Such a transition will eliminate the need for highly expensive gaming consoles which has been curbing the growth rate of the gaming industry. One more concern from gamers that’s being a barrier in revenue generation for the gaming industry is that the weapons, power packs, kits and tool kits bought in any game are simply virtual and become useless when they are done with the game. The idea to buy such time bound utility becomes insensible for players. So, now the gaming industry is evaluating the option to register these buyouts in games on blockchain which can later be used as a non tangible asset by players to trade easily. The gaming theory that’s getting popularised these days will eventually leverage the AR and VR technology to transform the education industry. The idea to provide customers with user manuals running in augmented reality that can enable a non trained worker to operate the machine is also booming. Solidworks by 3Dplm is one such tool that’s heading in this direction. The transitions mentioned above are quite exciting and the way gaming industry and mentioned technologies are evolving we can expect to get our hands on such exciting gaming technology soon too at a fraction of current costs.

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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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BCi Digital

BCi Digital is a leading digital media specialist and consultancy service for next generation asset management, including On Demand and multi-screen OTT. Our company has more than two decades of hands-on experience supporting many of the world's top media and entertainment companies to achieve their business objectives and goals. Whether you are looking to develop a high-performance asset management system, gain market intelligence through metadata analysis, develop targeted TV advertising or test-drive a new set-top box, our highly experienced and expert team are ready to help you create a cost effective, world-class solution.

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WarnerMedia makes coordinated corporate push behind esports

sportbusiness | April 23, 2019

WarnerMedia, the news media and entertainment company created by the recent merger of AT&T and Time Warner, is putting an unprecedented level of corporate resources behind an upcoming esports competition in Texas.The ELeague x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber, a competition set for July 5-7 in Austin, Texas, will involve an esports tournament run by Turner Sports’ ELeague involving Mortal Kombat II, a game recently released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The event also includes a presenting sponsorship from AT&T Fiber, gameplay videos and promotional material developed by WarnerMedia-owned production company Rooster Teeth, and additional tournament organization and administration from its Battlefy platform. The event represents the first full, coordinated post-merger effort in esports by WarnerMedia and highlights an accelerating corporate prioritization around the emerging space.

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Liberty Entertainment Group Announces the Opening of Arcane

newswire | April 23, 2019

Internationally recognized hospitality leader Liberty Entertainment Group brings a unique vision to King Street West with the opening of their newest nightclub, Arcane. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Arcane fuses sophisticated Baroque undertones with modern design and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and visual effects.With a 4K display spanning 30 feet across the interior as a backdrop for exotic performers, this venue is shrouded in mystery, laced with drama, and immediately captivating. Juxtaposed yet balanced in both design and atmosphere, Arcane can only be understood by few.Designed by visionary Creative Director, Nadia Di Donato, the 8,000 square foot space contains an elegance that has permeated throughout Liberty Group's illustrious portfolio. A bohemian-inspired lounge provides an unimposing chill upon entry, while the nightclub area accommodates a more upbeat vibe. Arcane features a secluded 2,000 square foot patio that will serve as an oasis in the heart of the city.Arcane will offer an extensive selection of top-shelf spirits and signature cocktails by Liberty Group's award-winning Corporate Mixologist, Oliver Stern. VIP bottle service areas also present a world-class experience for bigger parties and groups.

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Global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems Market Trend 2019

b2bnewz | April 23, 2019

The global “In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems” market report includes a scrupulous analysis of the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market in the forecasted period. It also assesses the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market in terms of topography, technology, and consumers. The report also covers the volume of the market during the projected period. The uniqueness of the global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market research report is the representation of the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market at both the global and regional level. The key players Alpine Electronics, Continental, Garmin, Harman, Panasonic, Pioneer play an important role in the global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market.

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WarnerMedia makes coordinated corporate push behind esports

sportbusiness | April 23, 2019

WarnerMedia, the news media and entertainment company created by the recent merger of AT&T and Time Warner, is putting an unprecedented level of corporate resources behind an upcoming esports competition in Texas.The ELeague x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber, a competition set for July 5-7 in Austin, Texas, will involve an esports tournament run by Turner Sports’ ELeague involving Mortal Kombat II, a game recently released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. The event also includes a presenting sponsorship from AT&T Fiber, gameplay videos and promotional material developed by WarnerMedia-owned production company Rooster Teeth, and additional tournament organization and administration from its Battlefy platform. The event represents the first full, coordinated post-merger effort in esports by WarnerMedia and highlights an accelerating corporate prioritization around the emerging space.

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Liberty Entertainment Group Announces the Opening of Arcane

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Internationally recognized hospitality leader Liberty Entertainment Group brings a unique vision to King Street West with the opening of their newest nightclub, Arcane. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Arcane fuses sophisticated Baroque undertones with modern design and state-of-the-art sound, lighting and visual effects.With a 4K display spanning 30 feet across the interior as a backdrop for exotic performers, this venue is shrouded in mystery, laced with drama, and immediately captivating. Juxtaposed yet balanced in both design and atmosphere, Arcane can only be understood by few.Designed by visionary Creative Director, Nadia Di Donato, the 8,000 square foot space contains an elegance that has permeated throughout Liberty Group's illustrious portfolio. A bohemian-inspired lounge provides an unimposing chill upon entry, while the nightclub area accommodates a more upbeat vibe. Arcane features a secluded 2,000 square foot patio that will serve as an oasis in the heart of the city.Arcane will offer an extensive selection of top-shelf spirits and signature cocktails by Liberty Group's award-winning Corporate Mixologist, Oliver Stern. VIP bottle service areas also present a world-class experience for bigger parties and groups.

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Global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems Market Trend 2019

b2bnewz | April 23, 2019

The global “In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems” market report includes a scrupulous analysis of the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market in the forecasted period. It also assesses the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market in terms of topography, technology, and consumers. The report also covers the volume of the market during the projected period. The uniqueness of the global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market research report is the representation of the In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market at both the global and regional level. The key players Alpine Electronics, Continental, Garmin, Harman, Panasonic, Pioneer play an important role in the global In-vehicle Entertainment and Information Systems market.

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