Netflix versus Amazon Prime Video – depth versus breadth

TIM MULLIGAN | June 10, 2021 | 13 views

The first half of 2021 has been a year of continued change and disruption for subscription video. The global incumbent subscription video on demand (SVOD) leaders, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, have been busy signalling to the financial markets how they intend to entrench their market dominance in light of the ongoing market acquisition pushes unleashed by the D2C disruptors following the D2C ‘big bang’ moment of Q4 2019 – Q2 2021.

Netflix announced in January that it was no longer going to borrow on the financial markets to fund its day-to-day operations – specifically for its content acquisition budget, which is now driven predominately by commissioning original content for its service. This leaves the SVOD leader with $14.9 billion of outstanding long-term debt to service as it seeks to live within its means by commissioning future content from its ongoing cashflow. In Q1 2021 alone Netflix spent $500 million on servicing this debt pile versus $1.7 billion in net income generated over the same period.

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Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming arrives on iOS with some Apple restrictions

Article | June 30, 2021

Microsoft is expanding its Project xCloud service to the iPhone today. The software giant is launching a beta of xCloud through Apple’s TestFlight service, allowing xCloud testers to try the service on an iPhone or iPad. It’s the first time we’ve seen a cloud game streaming service appear on iOS since the days of OnLive — and OnLive’s iOS app wound up in limbo when Apple didn’t approve it. Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce Now are still not available on Apple’s devices, either, and neither company has been able to tell us when that might change.

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

Article | June 7, 2021

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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Game On: These Entertainment Stocks Hit New Levels

Article | May 20, 2021

Some Chinese entertainment stocks listed in the U.S. got a boost last week after the People Bank of China (PBOC) said it would pump $173 billion into the economy. Since news of the report from Beijing hit the street, one of the biggest gainers was Chinese gaming giant NetEase Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) NetEase, a partner of California-based Blizzard Entertainment in China, traded as low as $317.48 per American depositary share within the last couple of weeks, and soared as high as $347.95 apiece last week. NetEase rolled out its international presence in recent years in Japan and North America, lowering its China dependency.

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The Future of Tech: Gaming Consoles, the Xbox and PlayStation of Tomorrow

Article | February 10, 2020

Consoles have come a very long way since the arrival of first-generation machines from Atari and Coleco in the seventies. Even the original PlayStation (1994) and Xbox (2001) look dated compared to the 4K/HDR-capable machines of today, and that divide will grow even larger once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X arrive at the end of 2020. But what about the future? More than once console makers have tried to break new ground, by focusing on functionality beyond gaming, but for the most part those attempts have failed. Nintendo has found the most success with specialized hardware that still focuses on games first, while Sony and Microsoft have seemingly understood that building powerful general purpose machines that are akin to PCs is their best and safest bet.

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New Virtual reality platform eyeora brings the metaverse to the masses

eyeora | June 23, 2022

Virtual reality (VR) technology company, eyeora, launched a ground-breaking social VR platform to bring the metaverse to the masses by making it easier, cheaper and quicker for anyone to create, share and monetise VR content and experiences.The platform, comprised of an app and turnkey creative studio*, has been built specifically for non-technical people, empowering everyone to become VR content creators. With no technical skills or coding expertise required, users can now create, edit and share their own VR content in minutes, using simple drag and drop functionality to auto sync multiple camera angles and save time and money on post-production. The only self-managed monetisation platform in the metaverse, eyeora enables anyone to generate income and sustain a career in the metaverse. Content creators, artists, entertainers, influencers, athletes, businesses and brands can create their own 3D life-like avatar, customised VR rooms, 360 video content, and host high-quality, immersive VR events and experiences in the metaverse, with the ability to publish content directly to eyeora's social VR app and to multiple headsets. "The birth of the metaverse means we're going to see a paradigm shift in how consumers and businesses share content, socialise and communicate with each other in more immersive ways. eyeora not only provides a destination for people to enjoy immersive entertainment experiences and events, but an easy and affordable way for everyone to create, share and monetise content in the metaverse." -Daniel Corazzi, CEO and Founder of eyeora Users of the platform comprise of 'creators' and 'explorers' (fans). Creators can use eyeora's turnkey studio to build, personalise and monetise VR rooms and events via subscriptions, pay-per-view or advertising. Explorers can participate in free and ticketed immersive events, socialise with friends in virtual hangout rooms, attend corporate training, have a backstage sporting experience, or attend a music concert in the metaverse in the eyeora hologram stadium. Unlike other VR platforms, with eyeora explorers are always guaranteed a front row seat and VIP treatment, enabling them to get closer to the music and events they love. eyeora has the backing of high-profile entrepreneurs in the tech, music and entertainment industries, including former Spice Girls manager Chris Herbert; Tech Top 100 Entrepreneur Richard Pursey; and John Revell, co-creator of Ginger Media alongside Chris Evans. Artists and companies already using the platform include CeeLo Green, Ro James, Bridget Sarai, Dontae Winslow, Avehre and the BBC. The platform can be accessed through an iOS or Android mobile app, PC desktop or VR headset. VR content creators can create and manage content using the eyeora studio on a computer, while those consuming the content can verbally chat and move around freely in the metaverse using a mobile VR insert headset or growing number of standalone VR headsets. Basic access is free with advanced subscriptions for creators starting at £9.99 a month. To learn more, watch the video here. The eyeora creative studio consists of: A 3D room editor enabling creators to customise their own VR rooms by uploading digital assets or copying and pasting URLs from online channels. A 360 content editor enabling creators to upload and create 3D 360 video experiences by simply dragging and dropping hotspots in their videos to create a sequence. A hologram editor enabling creators to create and place multiple holograms in their VR Room zones and sync with presentations. A stadium editor enabling creators to create their own immersive concert experience including holograms, stage lighting, cinema screens and crowd animations. Event manager enabling creators can create free or pay per view events and manage attendance and revenue with other creators or partners. About eyeora eyeora is a ground-breaking technology company that is redefining how virtual reality (VR) content is created, shared, experienced and monetised. Driven by a passionate belief in the power of VR to enhance everyday life, eyeora's platform makes the metaverse an affordable, safe and accessible space for everyone to experience and sustain a career in. The only self-managed monetisation platform in the metaverse, eyeora's turnkey studio provides entertainers, athletes, brands, rights holders, influencers, businesses and educators with all the tools they need to create, share and monetise content quickly, easily and cost efficiently, with no technical skills needed. More information can be found here.

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Teleperformance Takes the Lead in the Metaverse and Strengthens Its Games Market Leadership

Teleperformance | May 31, 2022

Teleperformance (Paris:TEP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, held a new and ground-breaking Games and Esports convention called Teleperformance PXP with more than 500 attendees in person and 80,000 unique streaming viewers across the different channels. The convention featured several panels of experts with discussions on Esports, Games, Metaverse and Web 3.0, and was the stage of the official opening of Teleperformance’s first Global Esports Arena and Metaverse Center of Excellence located in Lisbon, Portugal. This was the venue of an international Esports tournament, where some of the best teams and top players in the world participated. Teleperformance gathered the foremost opinion leaders from all over the world for this memorable convention, where they engaged in live panel discussions with other international experts on Esports, Games, Metaverse, Web 3.0, and more, providing the latest insights on next-generation digital interactions. Eefje “SJOKZ” Depoortere, the host of the event, says: I'm very excited to have been invited to Lisbon for the grand opening of the Esports arena. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to visit the beautiful city, see the great new venue, and meet many of my fans. Thank you Teleperformance. About Teleperformance Group Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: TEPRF.PA - Bloomberg: TEP FP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model including end-to-end digital solutions, which guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high touch, high tech approach. Nearly 420,000 employees, based in 88 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and around 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the “Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industry’s highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2021, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €7,115 million (US$8.4 billion, based on €1 = $1.18) and net profit of €557 million. Teleperformance shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market, Compartment A, and are eligible for the deferred settlement service. They are included in the following indices: CAC 40, STOXX 600, S&P Europe 350 and MSCI Global Standard. In the area of corporate social responsibility, Teleperformance shares are included in the Euronext Vigeo Euro 120 index since 2015, the EURO STOXX 50 ESG index since 2020, the MSCI Europe ESG Leaders index since 2019, the FTSE4Good index since 2018 and the S&P Global 1200 ESG index since 2017.

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Metaverse Platform Metarix Announces Diamond Partnership with Tenset

Metarix | May 21, 2022

Metarix, a project that aims to revolutionize the virtual world and provide an interesting and satisfying experience to a huge number of people announces its diamond partnership with one of the most trusted launchpad platforms Tenset.Metarix, a project that aims to revolutionize the virtual world and provide an interesting and satisfying experience to a huge number of people announces its diamond partnership with one of the most trusted launchpad platforms Tenset.The Metarix is a smart contract platform built on its own Layer 2 Blockchain experienced (but not limited to) in its Metaverse. The project is in its early stages of building, currently building its blockchain, followed by metaverse, DEX, NFT marketplace, SDK service, WEB3.0 platform, P2E game, and the other stage 1 production attractions and experiences. The tech industry and financial world are merging into one and it’s happening on the only platform that is sustainable throughout political affiliation, inflation, gender, race, creed, etc.- the blockchain. Throughout the countries of the world, everyone from everywhere is feeling the shakings of uncertainty and instability. Financially speaking, a lot of people are hedging against inflation and even their own local currency for something that is deflationary and has the potential to increase in value over time solely relying on supply and demand to determine market value. It is estimated that only 4% of the world’s population is using cryptocurrency at this moment. Years ago, game developers toyed with the ideas of an open-world concept game, where there was a freedom to roam and interact as the player saw fit. For the first time, there was a bit of freedom in gameplay that attracted millions to that niche of gaming. From RPGs, MMORPGs, GTA’s, etc., the hunger for freedom in the digital world had manifested to a point of creation. That passion for free gameplay, the desire to create beyond the limits of humanity, and the dream of financial freedom and economic stability had a baby- it is called The Metarix. The Metarix is a metaverse built on the foundation of its own Layer 2 Blockchain called the Metarix Chain. The currency of this token and metaverse is MTRX. Diamond Partnership with Tenset Metarix has managed to land a diamond partnership with tenset which is one of the most trusted launchpad platforms. They are launching a presale in partnership with Tenset and few of their products will be launched soon. Metarix is one of the best projects in recent times for being innovative in building a complete decentralized ecosystem for Gaming, NFT's and Metaverse. The Metarix offers a platform that allows other crypto programs, games, NFTs, and decentralized exchanges (DEXs) to run inside or outside its metaverse. But inside, you’ll see islands, properties for sale, houses, beaches, mountains, businesses, attractions, mini-games, concert halls, arcades, shops, NFT marketplace, banks, and software development kits that will be the game development center to help the average joe design his own iteration of the 90’s arcade game he was addicted to, or the teen creating his own viral NFT. Metarix has truly put the power to design and create wealth as the user chooses. Metarix has an NFT marketplace to support the games, music, and NFTs created with the SDKs, as well as a DEX to support the cryptos created via the new games and the games hosted in the Metarix Metaverse. This ecosystem is governed by the MTRX (Metarix Token), which is in Presale starting May 20th. Expect the token launch to happen after all presale events and IEOs. This is a project to keep an eye on. The road map is very ambitious, and the project has a proven development team that can get it done at a high level. Users can connect to the presale page and invest or watch the development unfold before their eyes. Metarix’s website is metarix.network. All inquiries can be made to support@metarix.network. About Metarix METARIX is a decentralized metaverse built on its own layer 2 solution blockchain. Filled with an ecosystem of P2E gaming, functional NFTs, web3 commerce, business endeavors, virtual real estate, concerts, live venues, content creation services & more. The governance METARIX token will be available via PRESALE starting 5/20/2022.

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New Virtual reality platform eyeora brings the metaverse to the masses

eyeora | June 23, 2022

Virtual reality (VR) technology company, eyeora, launched a ground-breaking social VR platform to bring the metaverse to the masses by making it easier, cheaper and quicker for anyone to create, share and monetise VR content and experiences.The platform, comprised of an app and turnkey creative studio*, has been built specifically for non-technical people, empowering everyone to become VR content creators. With no technical skills or coding expertise required, users can now create, edit and share their own VR content in minutes, using simple drag and drop functionality to auto sync multiple camera angles and save time and money on post-production. The only self-managed monetisation platform in the metaverse, eyeora enables anyone to generate income and sustain a career in the metaverse. Content creators, artists, entertainers, influencers, athletes, businesses and brands can create their own 3D life-like avatar, customised VR rooms, 360 video content, and host high-quality, immersive VR events and experiences in the metaverse, with the ability to publish content directly to eyeora's social VR app and to multiple headsets. "The birth of the metaverse means we're going to see a paradigm shift in how consumers and businesses share content, socialise and communicate with each other in more immersive ways. eyeora not only provides a destination for people to enjoy immersive entertainment experiences and events, but an easy and affordable way for everyone to create, share and monetise content in the metaverse." -Daniel Corazzi, CEO and Founder of eyeora Users of the platform comprise of 'creators' and 'explorers' (fans). Creators can use eyeora's turnkey studio to build, personalise and monetise VR rooms and events via subscriptions, pay-per-view or advertising. Explorers can participate in free and ticketed immersive events, socialise with friends in virtual hangout rooms, attend corporate training, have a backstage sporting experience, or attend a music concert in the metaverse in the eyeora hologram stadium. Unlike other VR platforms, with eyeora explorers are always guaranteed a front row seat and VIP treatment, enabling them to get closer to the music and events they love. eyeora has the backing of high-profile entrepreneurs in the tech, music and entertainment industries, including former Spice Girls manager Chris Herbert; Tech Top 100 Entrepreneur Richard Pursey; and John Revell, co-creator of Ginger Media alongside Chris Evans. Artists and companies already using the platform include CeeLo Green, Ro James, Bridget Sarai, Dontae Winslow, Avehre and the BBC. The platform can be accessed through an iOS or Android mobile app, PC desktop or VR headset. VR content creators can create and manage content using the eyeora studio on a computer, while those consuming the content can verbally chat and move around freely in the metaverse using a mobile VR insert headset or growing number of standalone VR headsets. Basic access is free with advanced subscriptions for creators starting at £9.99 a month. To learn more, watch the video here. The eyeora creative studio consists of: A 3D room editor enabling creators to customise their own VR rooms by uploading digital assets or copying and pasting URLs from online channels. A 360 content editor enabling creators to upload and create 3D 360 video experiences by simply dragging and dropping hotspots in their videos to create a sequence. A hologram editor enabling creators to create and place multiple holograms in their VR Room zones and sync with presentations. A stadium editor enabling creators to create their own immersive concert experience including holograms, stage lighting, cinema screens and crowd animations. Event manager enabling creators can create free or pay per view events and manage attendance and revenue with other creators or partners. About eyeora eyeora is a ground-breaking technology company that is redefining how virtual reality (VR) content is created, shared, experienced and monetised. Driven by a passionate belief in the power of VR to enhance everyday life, eyeora's platform makes the metaverse an affordable, safe and accessible space for everyone to experience and sustain a career in. The only self-managed monetisation platform in the metaverse, eyeora's turnkey studio provides entertainers, athletes, brands, rights holders, influencers, businesses and educators with all the tools they need to create, share and monetise content quickly, easily and cost efficiently, with no technical skills needed. More information can be found here.

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Teleperformance Takes the Lead in the Metaverse and Strengthens Its Games Market Leadership

Teleperformance | May 31, 2022

Teleperformance (Paris:TEP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, held a new and ground-breaking Games and Esports convention called Teleperformance PXP with more than 500 attendees in person and 80,000 unique streaming viewers across the different channels. The convention featured several panels of experts with discussions on Esports, Games, Metaverse and Web 3.0, and was the stage of the official opening of Teleperformance’s first Global Esports Arena and Metaverse Center of Excellence located in Lisbon, Portugal. This was the venue of an international Esports tournament, where some of the best teams and top players in the world participated. Teleperformance gathered the foremost opinion leaders from all over the world for this memorable convention, where they engaged in live panel discussions with other international experts on Esports, Games, Metaverse, Web 3.0, and more, providing the latest insights on next-generation digital interactions. Eefje “SJOKZ” Depoortere, the host of the event, says: I'm very excited to have been invited to Lisbon for the grand opening of the Esports arena. I'm thrilled at the opportunity to visit the beautiful city, see the great new venue, and meet many of my fans. Thank you Teleperformance. About Teleperformance Group Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: TEPRF.PA - Bloomberg: TEP FP), the global leader in outsourced customer and citizen experience management and related digital services, serves as a strategic partner to the world’s largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model including end-to-end digital solutions, which guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high touch, high tech approach. Nearly 420,000 employees, based in 88 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and around 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the “Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industry’s highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2021, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of €7,115 million (US$8.4 billion, based on €1 = $1.18) and net profit of €557 million. Teleperformance shares are traded on the Euronext Paris market, Compartment A, and are eligible for the deferred settlement service. They are included in the following indices: CAC 40, STOXX 600, S&P Europe 350 and MSCI Global Standard. In the area of corporate social responsibility, Teleperformance shares are included in the Euronext Vigeo Euro 120 index since 2015, the EURO STOXX 50 ESG index since 2020, the MSCI Europe ESG Leaders index since 2019, the FTSE4Good index since 2018 and the S&P Global 1200 ESG index since 2017.

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Metaverse Platform Metarix Announces Diamond Partnership with Tenset

Metarix | May 21, 2022

Metarix, a project that aims to revolutionize the virtual world and provide an interesting and satisfying experience to a huge number of people announces its diamond partnership with one of the most trusted launchpad platforms Tenset.Metarix, a project that aims to revolutionize the virtual world and provide an interesting and satisfying experience to a huge number of people announces its diamond partnership with one of the most trusted launchpad platforms Tenset.The Metarix is a smart contract platform built on its own Layer 2 Blockchain experienced (but not limited to) in its Metaverse. The project is in its early stages of building, currently building its blockchain, followed by metaverse, DEX, NFT marketplace, SDK service, WEB3.0 platform, P2E game, and the other stage 1 production attractions and experiences. The tech industry and financial world are merging into one and it’s happening on the only platform that is sustainable throughout political affiliation, inflation, gender, race, creed, etc.- the blockchain. Throughout the countries of the world, everyone from everywhere is feeling the shakings of uncertainty and instability. Financially speaking, a lot of people are hedging against inflation and even their own local currency for something that is deflationary and has the potential to increase in value over time solely relying on supply and demand to determine market value. It is estimated that only 4% of the world’s population is using cryptocurrency at this moment. Years ago, game developers toyed with the ideas of an open-world concept game, where there was a freedom to roam and interact as the player saw fit. For the first time, there was a bit of freedom in gameplay that attracted millions to that niche of gaming. From RPGs, MMORPGs, GTA’s, etc., the hunger for freedom in the digital world had manifested to a point of creation. That passion for free gameplay, the desire to create beyond the limits of humanity, and the dream of financial freedom and economic stability had a baby- it is called The Metarix. The Metarix is a metaverse built on the foundation of its own Layer 2 Blockchain called the Metarix Chain. The currency of this token and metaverse is MTRX. Diamond Partnership with Tenset Metarix has managed to land a diamond partnership with tenset which is one of the most trusted launchpad platforms. They are launching a presale in partnership with Tenset and few of their products will be launched soon. Metarix is one of the best projects in recent times for being innovative in building a complete decentralized ecosystem for Gaming, NFT's and Metaverse. The Metarix offers a platform that allows other crypto programs, games, NFTs, and decentralized exchanges (DEXs) to run inside or outside its metaverse. But inside, you’ll see islands, properties for sale, houses, beaches, mountains, businesses, attractions, mini-games, concert halls, arcades, shops, NFT marketplace, banks, and software development kits that will be the game development center to help the average joe design his own iteration of the 90’s arcade game he was addicted to, or the teen creating his own viral NFT. Metarix has truly put the power to design and create wealth as the user chooses. Metarix has an NFT marketplace to support the games, music, and NFTs created with the SDKs, as well as a DEX to support the cryptos created via the new games and the games hosted in the Metarix Metaverse. This ecosystem is governed by the MTRX (Metarix Token), which is in Presale starting May 20th. Expect the token launch to happen after all presale events and IEOs. This is a project to keep an eye on. The road map is very ambitious, and the project has a proven development team that can get it done at a high level. Users can connect to the presale page and invest or watch the development unfold before their eyes. Metarix’s website is metarix.network. All inquiries can be made to support@metarix.network. About Metarix METARIX is a decentralized metaverse built on its own layer 2 solution blockchain. Filled with an ecosystem of P2E gaming, functional NFTs, web3 commerce, business endeavors, virtual real estate, concerts, live venues, content creation services & more. The governance METARIX token will be available via PRESALE starting 5/20/2022.

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