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.
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.
SLING TV | July 15, 2022
SLING TV announced its official sponsorship of The Basketball Tournament (TBT), a two-week, $1 million winner-take-all event streaming on ESPN beginning July 16, 2022. Throughout the 60+ game, 64-team tournament, SLING will be prominently featured as the official sponsor of TBT.
With more than 60 games of non-stop excitement and a game-winning final 'SLING Shot' for each matchup, we're thrilled to bring TBT's action to SLING subscribers," said Ajinkya Joglekar, senior vice president of marketing, SLING TV. "Live events are at the core of SLING, and we offer an unbeatable value to customers looking for the best seat in the house on game day. Moreover, we're pleased to align our innovative brands to deliver a one-of-a-kind fan experience and look forward to welcoming new and current subscribers to root for their favorite teams throughout this tournament.
"We're proud to announce SLING as the official tournament sponsor and unveil the game winning 'SLING Shot,' which will be featured in every TBT matchup, This partnership highlights one of the Elam Ending's most marketable facets: every game ends with its most clutch shot. And by combining SLING's live television value with TBT's intensity, fans will get an electrifying experience for this year's tournament."
-TBT Founder/CEO Jon Mugar.
The Basketball Tournament 2022 is a 64-team, single-elimination tournament hosted in eight cities and structured to include a game-winning shot in each game. This unique format has grown in popularity since TBT first instituted it in 2017, and is now prominently featured as part of the NBA's All-Star Game. Since their start in 2014, TBT has hosted more than 400 games, partnered with ESPN to televise games globally, paid out $10 million in prizes and crowned eight champions. In 2022, TBT will take place between July 16 and August 2 in New York City; Syracuse, New York; Dayton, Ohio; Cincinnati; Omaha, Nebraska; Wichita, Kansas; Albuquerque, New Mexico and Charleston, West Virginia.
Throughout the tournament, fans can catch all the action from tipoff to the final "SLING Shot" on ESPN, included with SLING Orange for $35 a month. Plus, new subscribers currently receive HALF OFF their first month. Learn more at Sling.com.
About SLING TV
SLING TV is an Emmy® Award-winning live streaming TV service that provides more than 700 channels from today's most popular networks across its general market, Latino and international services. It is available on all major streaming devices, smart televisions, tablets, game consoles, computers and smartphones. SLING offers two general market streaming services, SLING Orange and SLING Blue, that collectively feature content from Disney/ESPN, Fox, NBC, AMC, A&E, AXS, Discovery, Scripps, Turner, Viacom, NBA TV, NFL Network, NHL Network, Pac-12 Networks, GSN, Hallmark, SHOWTIME, STARZ and EPIX. On select devices, SLING offers customers access to free content, à la carte channels and services, plus Pay-Per-View events and movies on-demand. SLING provides a suite of stand-alone and add-on Spanish-language services and packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. households. SLING is the leading U.S. provider of foreign-language programming, with more than 400 channels in over 20 languages. Additionally, SLING offers a variety of local channel solutions through the AirTV brand, which provides products and services that simplify the modern over-the-air (OTA) entertainment experience. Visit sling.com and AirTV.net for more information. SLING TV L.L.C. and AirTV L.L.C. are wholly owned subsidiaries of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).
Telestream | May 18, 2022
In a strategic move that further extends its reach in the cloud-media processing sector, Telestream®, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, has announced its acquisition of Encoding.com, an Emmy award winning cloud media processing platform used by Fortune 1000 Media & Entertainment companies, streaming services, broadcasters, and corporate video customers around the globe. The acquisition solidifies Telestream’s market leadership in file-based video media workflows and orchestration from on-prem to cloud.
“Over Encoding.com’s 13-year history, the company has generated significant traction powering video supply chains for leading streaming platforms, content distributors, and web-based VOD platforms, Being cloud-native from inception, the technology fits perfectly within the strategic direction at Telestream to offer our customers the ultimate flexibility to meet their most demanding workflow needs across cloud, on-prem or hybrid environments. This acquisition, together with Telestream’s 25 year heritage of continuous media workflow innovation, cements our leadership position across the entire VOD cloud media processing ecosystem.”
-Dan Castles, CEO at Telestream
Encoding.com is a privately held company with headquarters in the U.S. and development resources located around the world. The team will be integrated into Telestream and as part of the acquisition the two principals of Encoding.com, Gregg Heil, founder and CEO, and Jeff Malkin, President, will assume senior leadership positions across Telestream’s cloud initiatives.
Telestream has an excellent track record when it comes to strategic acquisitions that truly benefit their customers and unite teams in a singular mission to bring the best possible solutions to market,The combined engineering organizations will enable the acceleration of new features and services to support continued migration to the cloud by businesses seeking the advantages of parallel processing, elasticity and scale afforded by cloud infrastructure.
Encoding.com customers will continue to be supported and can expect access to a broader set of capabilities and options in the future. Telestream customers will benefit from Encoding.com’s enhanced VOD workflows including ultra fast processing with Ludicrous mode and industry leading content protection as the engineering teams integrate the technology stacks.
Terms of the transaction will not be disclosed. Catapult Advisors LLC acted as financial advisor to Encoding.com.
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For nearly 25 years, Telestream® has been at the forefront of innovation in the digital video industry. The company develops products for media processing and workflow orchestration, live capture, streaming, production, video quality assurance, virtual events and video hosting, content management, and video and audio test solutions. Available on premises or in the cloud as well as in hybrid combinations, Telestream solutions make it possible to reliably get video content to any audience, regardless of how it is created, distributed or viewed. Telestream is privately held with corporate headquarters located in Nevada City, California and Westwood, Massachusetts.