INTERNET & DIGITAL MEDIA SECTOR REPORT

| November 6, 2019

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The average adult spends 6+ hours a day engaging with digital media, over half of which is via smartphone « Given massive consumption of media and increasingly crowded media landscape, content providers must figure out ways to differentiate their offering « Brand identity is more important than ever as companies compete for eyeballs and wallet share. 86% of consumers say authenticity is important when deciding what brands they like and support.

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BUTV10

BUTV10 is Boston University’s student-operated media production and distribution service. Live-streamed and on-demand programming is available online at butv10.com and on the campus’ channel 10.Established in 1989 as BUTV and rebranded BUTV10 in 2005, the organization produces an array of news, information, sports, drama, comedy, and variety programming. Our content has received multiple Associated Press, NATAS, Telly, and Webby recognitions Open to any BU student, annual membership exceeds 250. BUTV10’s 14 productions and administrative departments are based at the College of Communication.

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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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The streaming, AI and VR-assisted future of listening

Article | March 29, 2020

We’ve already seen a boom in smart speakers. This and the unleashing of sound experiences from any sort of tether are fuelling the audio revolution. Streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music mean sound is no longer dependent on a carrier medium or dedicated device. Instead, listening has become mobile and on-demand. Like an invisible companion, sound accompanies us wherever we go, without interruption. In the future, I believe that the distance between listener and sound will shrink even more. How so?

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Patents Demonstrating PS5 Can Give Gamers Tips During Play

Article | March 31, 2020

We knew that Sony plans to develop interactive widgets for use in games to improve the PlayStation 5 experience. In order to play games on current consoles, you have to choose to play multiple games before installing a game and entering the match. It is said that this will change in new generation consoles and you can choose what you want to do directly from the user interface in the system without having to deal with in-game menus.

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

Article | February 11, 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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BUTV10

BUTV10 is Boston University’s student-operated media production and distribution service. Live-streamed and on-demand programming is available online at butv10.com and on the campus’ channel 10.Established in 1989 as BUTV and rebranded BUTV10 in 2005, the organization produces an array of news, information, sports, drama, comedy, and variety programming. Our content has received multiple Associated Press, NATAS, Telly, and Webby recognitions Open to any BU student, annual membership exceeds 250. BUTV10’s 14 productions and administrative departments are based at the College of Communication.

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