Inside the Metadata Process of In-Flight Entertainment Systems

March 14, 2019

People love to point out a movie that’s in the wrong category. Take, for example, Whiplash, a drama about a jazz drummer and his tyrannical instructor, being mistaken for a musical, or Chi-Raq, a spin on the Greek play Lysistrata, which is a musical, that’s seen as a comedy by others. These incidents circulate online, making the airline on whose in-flight entertainment (IFE) system they were found the object of ridicule.

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Rakuten TV (previously known as Wuaki.tv) is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service within the Rakuten's services group family, offering thousands of hours of high quality movies and TV series for subscription (only in Spain) rental and purchase. Rakuten TV’s extensive catalogue includes content from major Hollywood studios including Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and local distributors and independent labels, giving consumers access to new releases, blockbusters, classic movies, local independent movies and TV series on the device of their choosing. Rakuten TV’s content can be streamed to Internet-connected PCs, laptops, Chromecast, gaming consoles, tablets, iPhones and Smart TVs.

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20 GAMING COMPANIES IN ATLANTA ADDING NEW ELEMENTS TO A DECADES-OLD INDUSTRY

Article | April 20, 2020

Considering Atlanta is known for its status as a burgeoning entertainment capital, it’s no surprise that the city boasts a large number of gaming professionals. According to reports, the video game market in America was estimated at $17.69 billion in 2016, with the global market valued at $75 billion that same year. Esports in particular have increased in popularity, leading to the rise of games like “Fortnite,” “League of Legends” and “Overwatch.”

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MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

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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VIRTUALIZATION

The rediscovered power of time-seasoned brand equity

Article | June 4, 2021

Discovery CEO David Zaslav has proposed that the new combined Discovery / Warner Media entity will be known as Warner Bros. Discovery. This is a recognition that leveraging brand equity will be crucial for the new-combined entity to successfully compete in the increasingly crowded direct-to-consumer (D2C) video streaming landscape. Zaslav is successfully absorbing a key lesson from Disney+’s meteoric rise to 103.6 million subscribers in less than two years since its launch: leverage deep consumer brand equity for D2C success.

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Microgaming Collaborates With Inspired Entertainment To Enhance Gaming Experience

Article | April 17, 2020

As part of the deal, both the firms will work together to enhance the network capacities of each other while also supporting the expansion plans significantly. It will diversify the Microgaming’s product offerings such as slots, virtual sports, table games, etc. and will give a boost to the outreach plans of Inspired’s content. Inspired will offer 20 of its most innovative and widely played online slot games through Microgaming’s interface. The games offered will include Anubis Wild Megaways™, Prison Escape™, and Stacked Fire 7s™ along with the infusion of virtual and table games in the near future.

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Rakuten TV

Rakuten TV (previously known as Wuaki.tv) is a video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service within the Rakuten's services group family, offering thousands of hours of high quality movies and TV series for subscription (only in Spain) rental and purchase. Rakuten TV’s extensive catalogue includes content from major Hollywood studios including Warner Bros., Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and local distributors and independent labels, giving consumers access to new releases, blockbusters, classic movies, local independent movies and TV series on the device of their choosing. Rakuten TV’s content can be streamed to Internet-connected PCs, laptops, Chromecast, gaming consoles, tablets, iPhones and Smart TVs.

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