Media & Entertainment Is Nearing 'The End Of Digital's Beginning' | Cognizant

September 10, 2018

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The path to digital leadership rests on coupling talent to a strategic vision. Digital leaders exhibit a variety of common behavior, such a building a culture of innovation, instilling a customer-focused vision, rewarding intrapreneurship, and defining leadership roles. Although it is important to stay ahead of the technology curve and continuously innovate products and services, the digital sprinters recognize that with the culture, process and team, the other pieces will fall into place.

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Mystic Video delivers Video Transcoding Solutions for IPTV and OTT video distribution. Our products deliver the highest channel density with lowest price per channel.The Mystic team is a group of veteran broadcast industry leaders whose previous products power many major Broadcast Operators’ systems. Mystic’s experience in digital video coding, transformation, and real-time system design produces equipment with the highest video quality, transcoding performance, and 24/7 operation. The new Mystic Smart Transcoder architecture surpasses old ASIC transcoders and future-proofs all IP delivery needs

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How to Watch Netflix in Virtual Reality

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Playing virtual reality video games is a blast—but it also takes work. If you simply want to kick back, relax, and experience some mind-bending visuals without thinking too much, why not try watching Netflix in VR? It's ridiculously easy to do, even if you don't have state-of-the-art equipment. There are three primary methods, depending on what kind of device you're working with: fire up the Netflix VR app on Android, set up mirroring with your iPhone, or simply download the Netflix app from your preferred Oculus device. Here's What You'll Need VR headset: No matter your budget, there's a virtual reality option for you. On the pricey end, there are sophisticated VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2, which starts at $299, and the HTC Vive Pro Eye, which retails for $799. We've included a few other options in the gallery below, too. If you're looking for something less expensive, there's the $99 Google Daydream View system (discontinued, but you can still find them here and there), the Samsung Gear VR headset (which the manufacturer has also discontinued in the U.S., but you can find it on Amazon for $128), and the $25 Google Cardboard viewer (although you may want to purchase an additional head strap for it).

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Instagram continues to perform strongly despite inconsistent brand identity

Article | June 30, 2021

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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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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Recently, Bill Stillwell of Xbox fame left the gaming division to join Windows Mixed Reality, to work on "world-class consumer AR/VR experiences in the Microsoft ecosystem." Interesting. For a couple of years, Microsoft couldn't resist demonstrating its unprecedented HoloLens augmented reality tech at every single event, it felt like, using Minecraft and other random Xbox properties to showcase the potential therein. Fast forward five years to 2020 and HoloLens remains firmly in the realm of big business and the military, powering next-generation training, awareness, and productivity solutions.

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Mystic Video, Inc.

Mystic Video delivers Video Transcoding Solutions for IPTV and OTT video distribution. Our products deliver the highest channel density with lowest price per channel.The Mystic team is a group of veteran broadcast industry leaders whose previous products power many major Broadcast Operators’ systems. Mystic’s experience in digital video coding, transformation, and real-time system design produces equipment with the highest video quality, transcoding performance, and 24/7 operation. The new Mystic Smart Transcoder architecture surpasses old ASIC transcoders and future-proofs all IP delivery needs

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