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    HOW FACEBOOK AR GLASSES COULD BECOME REAL, THANKS TO OCULUS VR TECH

    Aug 22, 2019

    Facebook's Oculus has seen a lot of changes lately, with departures by key executives from the mobile VR team, Nate Mitchell and Max Cohen. But Facebook's standalone VR headset released this spring, Oculus Quest, remains the best VR hardware achievement this year... and may indicate where Fa...


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    AT&T TV: AN UNSKINNY STREAMING BUNDLE THAT LOOKS A LOT LIKE TRADITIONAL PAY TV

    Aug 21, 2019

    AT&T this week launched AT&T TV, a new subscription streaming television service that uses an Android-based internet set-top, in 10 markets. But the way it’s priced and packaged looks very similar to cable and satellite TV services — in other words, AT&T TV isn’t target...


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    SUCCESSION SNEERS AT REAL WORLD WHERE MODERN GLOBAL MEDIA DYNASTIES COMPETE FOR VIDEO SUBSCRIPTION REVENUE

    Aug 19, 2019

    Succession, a compulsive, sometimes horrifying and often hilarious depiction of life inside a modern global media dynasty, has returned for its second series. The satirical drama stars Dundee-born actor Brian Cox as a US media magnate with Scottish roots and a nest of ambitious offspring jealously f...


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    CHARTER, DISNEY COULD BE MOUNTING AN ANTI-PASSWORD-SHARING CRUSADE

    Aug 16, 2019

    When Charter and Disney earlier this week announced their new carriage agreement, they included news about cooperatively working against video piracy, which could mean more aggressively targeting password sharing. The two companies said they will work together on “piracy mitigation” and ...


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    INFLIGHT VR SECURES $4.5 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY IFE

    Aug 15, 2019

    European virtual-reality (VR) inflight entertainment (IFE) specialist Inflight VR has closed its largest equity financing round to date, securing over €4 million ($4.5 million) to support its growth plans. Inflight VR, which is targeting the airline market for its immersive VR entertainment hea...


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    ALIBABA QUARTERLY RESULTS BEAT EXPECTATIONS, WITH ENTERTAINMENT UP 6%

    Aug 15, 2019

    China’s Alibaba Group posted stronger earnings than expected in its first financial quarter thanks to growth in its core e-commerce and cloud computing sectors, reporting Thursday a 42% rise in quarterly revenue. Revenue rose to RMB114.92 billion ($16.3 billion) in the quarter ending June 30, ...


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    GAMING OUTSHINES OTHER UK ENTERTAINMENT SECTORS IN 2019

    Aug 12, 2019

    A report from the Entertainment Retailers Association has confirmed that in the first half of 2019, videogames generated far more income than any other sector of the UK’s entertainment industry. According to the report, in the first half of 2019, UK consumers spent £1.561 billion on vide...


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    AUTOMOTIVE MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION, FUTURE SCOPE & COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS WITH KEY PLAYERS

    Aug 12, 2019

    Market study report Titled Global Automotive Media entertainment Market 2019 Industry Research Report is now available at Researchunt. This one of a kind report details every aspect of the Global Automotive Media entertainment industry and presents it in an easy to read format. It covers the industr...


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    HOW TV TUNED IN MORE AD DOLLARS: DIRECT RESPONSE AND DIGITAL DOUBTS

    Aug 08, 2019

    At a time when TV viewers have more power than ever to skip past commercials, Madison Avenue is acting like it’s the heyday of the Pillsbury Doughboy, Toucan Sam and Mr. Whipple.TV ads, those 30-second sales pitches that prognosticators like to say are on the way out and about which consumers ...


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    MAOYAN’S MEDIA MATRIX ATTRACTS ENORMOUS FOLLOWERS AND TRAFFIC

    Aug 07, 2019

    Maoyan Entertainment, a leading platform providing innovative Internet-empowered entertainment services in China, has developed an influential entertainment media matrix with more than 190 million followers in China, which has become a powerful and valuable marketing resource for the entertainment i...


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    CITY NATIONAL BUYS FINANCIAL SOFTWARE FIRM CATERED TO ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESSES

    Aug 06, 2019

    Downtown-based City National Bank has purchased FilmTrack Inc., a Studio City-based company that tracks payments, contracts and a range of other financial transactions for the entertainment and media industries.The acquisition, City National's third in the entertainment sector over the last deca...


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    PSVR EARNS VR CROWN AS LOW-END VR BOTTOMS OUT

    Aug 05, 2019

    Strategy Analytics today reported that VR headset shipments fell by more than 50% between 2017 and 2018. That might seem like a catastrophe, but the research firm said this shift mostly affected low-end products like Google Cardboard, while revenues from higher-end products stayed fairly steady. Goo...


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    WALMART CHALLENGES AMAZON IN INDIA WITH VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE

    Aug 05, 2019

    U.S.-based companies like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have been targeting the video streaming market in India. Walmart could be the latest to join the fray. According to Bloomberg, Walmart’s Indian e-commerce company Flipkart will soon add a free streaming video service for some members on ...


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    GET SET AR/VR: FROM GROUND REALITY TO DIGITAL REALITY FOR SPORTS

    Jul 31, 2019

    Imagine standing in front of the finish line as Hima Das sprinted to win a gold medal, or, standing next to Eoin Morgan as he lifted the Cricket World Cup this year, or, beside Novak Djokovic who lifted his 6th Wimbledon title. Imagine experiencing the pride and nostalgia of winning? Wait, you don&r...


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    IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS MARKET – MAJOR TECHNOLOGY GIANTS IN BUZZ AGAIN | DIGECOR, DYSONICS, GEE MEDIA

    Jul 31, 2019

    A new professional intelligent report published by Stats and Reports with title “Global In-flight Entertainment Systems Market Report 2025” has the ability to help the decision makers in the most important market in the world that has played a significant important role in making a progr...


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    DIGITAL MEDIA ADAPTERS MARKET FORCASTED FOR EXCELLENT REVENUE GROWTH BY 2026

    Jul 29, 2019

    The latest report titled, Digital Media Adapters uncovers the value at which the Digital Media Adapters industry is projected to grow during the forecast period, 2019 to 2026.  The prime objective of this study is to offer a detailed assessment of the Digital Media Adapters business based on ty...


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    GOOGLE STADIA, AUSTRALIA AND THE IMPENDING GAME-STREAMING WAR

    Jul 29, 2019

    The future may well prove that OnLive was ahead of its time. Like Timothy Dalton’s serious Bond take before Daniel Craig, or Boss before House of Cards, OnLive may have been that necessary sacrificial trailblazer whose death leads to the next down-the-track leap. For those unaware, OnLive was ...


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    LUXURY CINEMA CHAIN IPIC ENTERTAINMENT’S STOCK TANKS ON BANKRUPTCY FEARS

    Jul 29, 2019

    Shares of upscale cinema chain operator iPic Entertainment Inc. tanked on Monday, after the company said it missed an interest payment on a loan and that it may have to file for bankruptcy. The stock IPIC, -44.95%  was last down 42% in heavy volume, with 139,600 shares changing hands, more than...


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    THE VOID IS EXPANDING TO OFFER MORE STATE-OF-THE-ART VR EXPERIENCES

    Jul 25, 2019

    The VOID provides high-end virtual reality experiences, with different themes offering a wide range of possibilities. From walking around as Rebel soldiers disguised as Stormtroopers in Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, the award-winning experience by ILMxLAB and Lucasfilm, to helping out the Ghostb...


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    THE FOUR COMPANIES TAKING OVER TV BASED STREAMING

    Jul 24, 2019

    While it is definitely true that a lot of people tend to prefer getting their entertainment from the internet rather than from TV channels, this doesn’t mean that they don’t use their TV at all. In fact, tens of millions of people use the top streaming services. Basically, what people ar...


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    SINCLAIR PLANS WIRELESS OFFLOAD NETWORK FOR OTT AND LIVE VIDEO TRAFFIC

    Jul 24, 2019

    Sinclair Broadcast subsidiary ONE Media has a new deal with Saankhya Labs to speed up the development of a wireless network for offloading OTT and live video traffic. Saankhya Labs’ platform will use radio nodes (co-located with existing cell towers) and end user devices to allow wireless oper...


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    WARNERMEDIA DRIVES AT&T GROWTH IN Q2, AS HBO AND DIRECTV LOSE SUBSCRIBERS

    Jul 24, 2019

    WarnerMedia was AT&T’s fastest-growing division in the second quarter of 2019. But the telco showed ongoing signs of trouble in its pay-TV business, with DirecTV and DirecTV Now again posting subscriber losses — and HBO dropping U.S. customers in the period. Revenue for WarnerMedia w...


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    2019 CONTENT MARKETING AWARD WINNERS & TOP FINALISTS REVEALED

    Jul 24, 2019

    The Content Marketing Institute (CMI) just announced the 85 category winners as well as the finalists for the top seven prizes in the prestigious 2019 Content Marketing Awards. The Content Marketing Awards, produced by the Content Marketing Institute, is the largest and longest-running international...

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    LIQUID MEDIA: POISED TO THRIVE IN THE NEW GOLDEN AGE OF VIDEO GAMES

    Jul 23, 2019

    It has been said that we are living in “a golden age for video games,” and as we take stock of the current market, we see it’s with good reason.  Today, there is a worldwide audience of 2.4 billion gamers spanning multiple generations, giving rise to soaring revenue projection...


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    WHY VIRTUAL REALITY (VR) HEADSETS FAILED TO WOO THE MASSES

    Jul 22, 2019

    Having been around for nearly five years now, Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are yet to find adoption among the masses. You only find them tucked away in a corner at the neighbourhood mall where kids wearing head-mounted devices (HMDs) experience virtual games. Even those who bought VR headsets -- ei...


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    HOW UK COMPANIES ARE USING VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY

    Jul 22, 2019

    Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have been hyped up for decades without convincing most businesses of its value but the technology is beginning to prove it can be put to practical uses.Advances in the tech, increasing evidence of its benefits, and the growing availability of affordabl...


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    THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS

    Jul 22, 2019

    At about this time next year, we’ll have a pretty good idea of what the next generation of video games will look like. New consoles will likely be shown off, bold new streaming initiatives will begin to launch, and we’ll see all the wonderful kinds of games they will bring us. All these ...


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    AI FOR DIGITAL MARKETING HEAVILY USED IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY

    Jul 22, 2019

    Video games have long served as test platforms for AI. For decades, researchers have tested the prowess of their AI systems against a growing assortment of video games, taking on -- and defeating -- human opponents in increasingly difficult games. AI in gaming has proliferated in the last twenty yea...


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    NETFLIX SHOWS WEAKNESS AS IT LOSES 130K U.S. SUBSCRIBERS

    Jul 18, 2019

    Subscriber growth is still the key metric by which Netflix’s performance is measured, and by that standard, the company just posted some disastrous second-quarter results. The company added 2.7 million paid memberships, dramatically fewer than the 5 million it had forecast. Moreover, the compa...


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    HOW IS BIG DATA ANALYTICS TRANSFORMING THE MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT LANDSCAPE?

    Jul 18, 2019

    Quantzig, a leading analytics advisory firm that offers customer analytics solutions, has announced the completion of their new article on big data trends transforming the media and entertainment industry. The global media and entertainment sector is at the heart of a rapid transformation where curr...


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    DISNEY MERGES ALL MEDIA SALES AND TV CHANNEL DISTRIBUTION UNDER JUSTIN CONNOLLY

    Jul 18, 2019

    Disney promoted longtime ESPN exec Justin Connolly to the new role of president, media distribution, overseeing a single organization that combines all of the company’s media sales and TV channel distribution operations. Connolly previously served as EVP, affiliate sales and marketing, Disney ...


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    PC GAMING IS NOW UBISOFT'S MOST PROFITABLE PLATFORM

    Jul 18, 2019

    PC gaming is now the best-performing platform for Ubisoft, overtaking the PlayStation 4 in terms of profitability, and the company said Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is "the industry's biggest hit" this year in terms of units sold for console and PC. Ubisoft's online shooter The ...


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    PASSENGER USES TOES TO OPERATE IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT. VIDEO DIVIDES TWITTER

    Jul 17, 2019

    You may have seen or read several stories about passengers who remove their shoes during long-haul flights. In fact social media is flooded with incidents detailing how people have removed their stinky shoes and caused the entire cabin to smell weird or even put their bare feet up on their fellow tr...


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    ASIAN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRIES GRAPPLING WITH #METOO ISSUES

    Jul 17, 2019

    When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn’t need to look further than her own industry.The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter’s latest movie, “Nina Wu,” is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is...


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    BEGE BECOMES INCREASINGLY INFLUENTIAL IN THE GAMING INDUSTRY FOR THE TWELFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

    Jul 17, 2019

    BEGE 2019, is now acknowledged as the prime multifaceted B2B event for the Eastern and Central European gaming-entertainment industry and will have the latest edition on 20-21 November 2019 at the famous Inter Expo Center, Sofia. This year’s event promises to deliver diverse and targeted onsit...


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    HOW WILL THE GROWTH UNFOLD FOR ASIAN LIVE STREAM MARKET LEADERS?

    Jul 16, 2019

    Live streaming video refers to broadcasts in real time over the internet and it is a popular phenomenon in the global entertainment and communication industry. The innovative live streaming services have brought the customers and brands close by maintaining higher degree of transparency and thus pro...


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    FROM HOSTING DIGITAL CONCERTS TO MOVIES STREAMING, ARE OTT PLATFORMS THE NEW MULTIPLEX

    Jul 15, 2019

    From adding star power by roping in veteran A-list stars, hosting digital concerts with big names attached, bringing movies onto the streaming services within a few months of theatrical release to reviving cancelled shows on fan demand -- the world of over-the-top or OTT platforms is expanding, and ...


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    OOYALA SELLS FLEX MEDIA PLATFORM BUSINESS TO DALET

    Jul 15, 2019

    Ooyala today announced a definitive agreement to sell its Flex media platform business to Dalet, a video product provider for broadcasters and media companies. Financial terms for the deal were not disclosed. The asset deal includes Ooyala Flex, a subscription software-as-a-service offering, as well...


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    WHY DID APPLE ABANDON ITS AR AND VR HEADSET DREAMS?

    Jul 15, 2019

    Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has scrapped its plans for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) headsets, according to Taiwanese news site DigiTimes. It reportedly disbanded its AR/VR headset unit in May, four months after Avi Bar-Zeev, a key team member who co-created Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) H...


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    FIVERR LAUNCHES DIGITAL SERVICES STORE DEDICATED TO GAMING

    Jul 14, 2019

    Other categories from the gaming store related to game creation and development include storyboards, game design, character animation, and producer and composers. In May, NoCamels reported on Israeli companies looking to capitalize on the booming gaming industry. The list featured a 2019 report on t...


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    NINTENDO SWITCH LITE WON'T BE VR COMPATIBLE (OR GOOD FOR LABO)

    Jul 11, 2019

    The Nintendo Switch Lite is set to offer a streamlined version of the Switch console we all know and love: the same games, near-identical inputs, and with some choice features stripped out for a more compact and affordable way into the Nintendo ecosystem. And one thing the Switch Lite has decided to...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY – A GROWING FORCE FOR GOOD?

    Jul 11, 2019

    Virtual reality (VR) has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional video gaming, with devices like PSVR and Oculus Go becoming more cost effective and easily accessible. However, greater research is showing us how we can use these devices for more serious plights – what if we c...


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    DISNEY+? HBO MAX? THE NEW STREAMING GIANTS EXPLAINED

    Jul 10, 2019

    The video-streaming industry is crowded with big names—from already-existing services to apps launching in the next year. It can be hard to wrap your head around the sheer scope of the entertainment giants that make up this market.Each service has its own origin story, business interests, and ...


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    EXPLORING THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT – AND THE VR, AR, AND AI TECH ADVANCING IT

    Jul 10, 2019

    It has been 83 years since TV hit UK screens, nearly 40 since Channel 4 broke the boundaries of a three channel TV service, and just over seven years since all television broadcasts went from analogue to digital. There is estimated to be 27,000 hours of domestic content produced a year at a cost of ...


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    LIONBRIDGE WINS EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AWARD FROM THE CONFERENCE BOARD

    Jul 10, 2019

    Lionbridge, the world's most trusted global communications platform, is pleased to announce that it has won the Technology division award for Employee Engagement in the Conference Board's Excellence in Marketing & Communications Awards Program. This prestigious program honors organizatio...

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    THINKANALYTICS’ CLOUD VIDEO PERSONALIZATION PLATFORM AMASSES MORE THAN 100M USERS

    Jul 09, 2019

    ThinkAnalytics today said that its cloud-based personalized content discovery platform now has more than 100 million monthly active users in the cloud. The company is attributing much of its platform growth to four of its OTT customers – BBC, DAZN, Tata Sky and Viacom 18, which now have a comb...


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    MAJOR CHORDS | EXPLORING AN IMMERSIVE FUTURE IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

    Jul 09, 2019

    Old and new meet when classical music and virtual reality come together in performance. Technology is often touted as the long-awaited saviour of the classical music scene. With virtual reality, it opens up entirely new ways of thinking about — and experiencing — performance.Dutch compos...


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    WARNERMEDIA LOOKS TO HBO BRAND FOR NEW STREAMING SERVICE

    Jul 09, 2019

    WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service leverages a familiar name — though it joins a somewhat cluttered branding strategy.  The company, which is owned by AT&T, confirmed that it will call its (new) streaming service “HBO Max.” A logo design was also released &mdas...


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    NOVA SCOTIA INCREASES COMPETITION FOR MAJOR SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

    Jul 09, 2019

    Tourism is thriving in Canada, bringing in record numbers of international visitors in 2017 and 2018, and the federal, provincial and territorial governments are collaborating on shared opportunities to unlock the visitor economy. Supporting sustainable growth in sport tourism will help position Can...


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    TENCENT WINS BIGGER SHARE OF GAME REVENUE FROM ANDROID APP STORES

    Jul 08, 2019

    Gaming giant Tencent has successfully negotiated a more favorable revenue split with a number of Chinese Android stores for its mobile titles, media outlet GameLook reported. Tencent’s new terms reduce the commission paid to Android stores to 30% of mobile title revenue. Previously, Chinese pu...


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    GLOBAL MULTIMEDIA PROJECTORS MARKET 2019: PANASONIC, 3M, SHARP, SONY, BENQ

    Jul 08, 2019

    The Global Multimedia Projectors Market Research Report Forecast 2019-2025 is a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists. It provides the industry overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data (as applicable). The research anal...


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    C SEED TO LAUNCH WORLD'S BIGGEST OUTDOOR TV IN 2020 FOR $2.1 MILLION

    Jul 08, 2019

    If you think your new 80-inch telly is impressive, wait until you cop a look at Austrian electronic company C Seed's forthcoming 301-inch behemoth, simply called the 301.As the name suggests, the 301 measures 301-inches - about 25 feet - stands 19 foot tall and weighs an incredible 1,650kg. Made...


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    NINTENDO SWITCH 2: FUTURE OF GAMING COULD BE A 'CLOUD CONSOLE', COMPANY SUGGESTS

    Jul 08, 2019

    Nintendo could launch a new console that takes advantage of breakthroughs in gaming technology – but not until it is ready, it has said. In recent months, companies like Google, PlayStation and Xbox have both stressed the potential of cloud gaming, which allows games to be played on any device...


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    PUBG MOBILE ROYALE PASS SEASON 8 LEAKED, TO OFFER DEEP SEA UAZ, NEW DANCE EMOTE AND MORE

    Jul 05, 2019

    PUBG Mobile Royale Pass Season 8 will go official in nearly two weeks after the completion of Season 7 that went official back in May 2019. Ahead of the official launch, details of PUBG Mobile Royale Pass Season 8 emerged online revealing the upcoming upgrades. Going by the leaks, the Royale Pass Se...

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    IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS ON CHINESE MARKETS - DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT, MARKET SIZE, COMPETITION PATTERN, INDUSTRIAL BASE

    Jul 05, 2019

    Up to date, the global animation market is still firmly dominated by the United States and Japan, followed by South Korea that springs up. The global animation output value approximates USD250 billion, and records as much as USD500 billion or so if peripheral products are taken into account. The Jap...

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    RISE OF MOBILE GAMING: NEARLY 40 BILLION DOLLARS IN REVENUE IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2019

    Jul 04, 2019

    The irresistible rise of video games on mobile systems shows no sign of stopping. According to the latest report from the analysis company Sensor Tower, during the first six months of 2019 digital stores for iOS and Android tablets and smartphones generated video game app revenues of around 40 billi...

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    DIGITAL MEDIA: REINVENTING THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    Jul 03, 2019

    In today's busy world, everybody wants entertainment to be hassle-free. Favorite shows can be watched at any time of the day; then why watch it only at a cabled fixed time? is an innovative advanced technology utilized by a growing number of markets. The technique can be used to generate a highl...

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    3 PREDICTIONS OF THE TECHNOLOGY-FUELED FUTURE OF THE MEDIA INDUSTRY

    Jul 03, 2019

    The right dose of the right technology at the right time is sure to keep the entertainment industry on the peak of development. Exciting applications are about to change experiences forever. Keeping a tab on changing media and entertainment landscape is tricky. Technologies have reinvented many expe...

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    SIMPLIFY CONTENT DISTRIBUTION FOR MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT - FREE SOLUTION BRIEF

    Jul 02, 2019

    Active Archive Solutions for 100X Faster Access, 70% Less Cost .The broadcast and media industries need high-capacity storage. While traditional SAN and NAS storage systems often fill this role, new formats such as 4K, 360 degree, and 60 frame videos introduce greater storage challenges. As capacity...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY TO GROW MASSIVELY IN 2019?

    Jul 02, 2019

    It has been said that the virtual reality (VR) sector is beginning to embark on the last stage of the Gartner Hype Cycle – the high-growth adoption period. It’s been more than five years since the first VR headset kits reached our stores from Oculus and Facebook. Within that period, the ...


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    GAME LIVE STREAMING PLATFORM MARKET EMERGING TRENDS, TECHNOLOGY AND GROWTH 2019

    Jul 01, 2019

    The report provides a unique tool for evaluating the Market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive Game Live Streaming Platform, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor ...


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    APPLE MUSIC AND SPOTIFY HELP INDIE LABELS DOUBLE THEIR MARKET SHARE

    Jul 01, 2019

    There’s been much criticism of streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify for paying relatively small sums to artists, but a new report today suggests there’s some good news in the mix. Independent labels now represent 40% of the music market, twice the share they had back in the da...


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    DO DIGITAL BRANDS NEED A NEW METRIC FOR PLANNING TV?

    Jul 01, 2019

    It’s a wise decision, since TV remains the most heavily consumed media platform among adults of all ages. However, these TV campaigns are usually planned according to the reach and frequency that could be achieved against a specific target market. Is this traditional way of TV planning still v...


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    EPIC GAMES STORE IS A GREAT THING FOR THE WHOLE INDUSTRY, CITIES: SKYLINES PUBLISHER SAYS

    Jul 01, 2019

    Fortnite developer Epic Games shook up the video game industry when it launched its own PC store. The Epic Games Store pays developers/publishers 88 percent of revenue, with Epic itself taking 12 percent as the store owner. This is a far more developer-friendly percentage than the industry average o...


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    WORLD SOCIAL MEDIA DAY HIGHLIGHTS SAFER USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA

    Jun 30, 2019

    The contribution social media is making to knowledge-sharing and helping connect people around the world is in sharp focus, with today being International Social Media Day. Dean McCoubrey is the founder of MySociaLife - South Africa's leading Digital Life-Skills Programme. It's being rolled ...


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    GULF AIR FEATURES UN VIDEOS ON INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

    Jun 28, 2019

    Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, will feature United Nations’ (UN) award-winning series of short feature stories – ‘UN in Action’, that reports on the organization’s peacekeeping efforts as well as United Nations’ projects aimed at reducing poverty and h...


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    WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TOUCHWOOD ENTERTAINMENT LIMITED SHARES DO INSIDERS OWN?

    Jun 28, 2019

    A look at the shareholders of Touchwood Entertainment Limited (NSE:TOUCHWOOD) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it’s not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes &ls...


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    9 MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT STOCKS TO BUY FOR DIVIDENDS

    Jun 27, 2019

    The media industry may seem like a challenging place in 2019. Beyond the digital disruption to traditional outlets thanks to mobile and streaming options, there also is increased focus on marketing practices that some see as an invasion of privacy. Income investors, however, know broad pessimism abo...


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    GENIUS SPORTS MEDIA TO OFFER MARKETING TOOLS

    Jun 26, 2019

    Genius Sports Media has announced a new suite of data-driven fan engagement services for brands and publishers to find new ways to connect with audiences. The end-to-end digital agency service has been made available for sportsbook and gaming operators, sports rights-holders, brands and digital publ...


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    AUNDREY RICKS IS ESSENTIAL TO THE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    Jun 26, 2019

    Business Mogul Aundrey Ricks is essential to the Hollywood Industry  and has taken many steps to get his brand Raw Impact as well as other brands to the top of the industry!  Ricks is very popular in a myriad of circles from hip hop, fashion, pro boxing, NFL, NBA, and also the pharmaceutic...


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    GLOBAL 3D ANIMATION MARKET TO EXPAND AS NEW ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY MAKES GROWTH LEAPS

    Jun 26, 2019

    The market research data involved in this Global 3D Animation Market report is evaluated using market statistical and coherent models. This market report takes into thought all the opportunities, challenges, drivers, market structures, and competitive landscape for the clients. Moreover, it blends t...


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    DANIEL AHARONOFF COMMENTS ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN DIGITAL MEDIA LANDSCAPE

    Jun 25, 2019

    At the turn of the new millennium, "digital transformation" was the mantra chanted across all areas of business, and "disruption" seemed to be the defining buzzword of the 2000s. While innovative technologies have continued to emerge in the past two decades, revolutionary changes...


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    MICROSOFT WANTS TO USE PROJECT XCLOUD TO INCREASE THE REACH OF XBOX GAMES

    Jun 25, 2019

    Microsoft dropped several details about Project xCloud – its cloud gaming service – at E3 2019. However, unlike Google Stadia, Microsoft left out the pricing of its upcoming cloud gaming service. From the details provided, we know Xbox console owners will be able to use their console to ...


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    STOCKS MAKING THE BIGGEST MOVES PREMARKET: CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT, DUNKIN’, SPOTIFY, DEERE & MORE

    Jun 24, 2019

    Caesars Entertainment — The casino operator’s stock surged more than 16% in the premarket after Caesars agreed to be bought out by Eldorado Resorts for $17.3 billion in cash and stock, including debt. Dunkin’ Brands — An analyst at Wedbush upgraded Dunkin’ Brands to &ld...


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    DEVCOM DELIVERS THE EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE ON GAMING

    Jun 24, 2019

    While the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) had a shaky year in the U.S., Europe’s Gamescom event is going quite strong. Last year, Europe’s biggest game event drew 370,000 people, most of them fans who came from 114 countries. The next Gamescom is coming August 20 to August 24 in Colog...


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    WARNER MUSIC INKS A TV-FOCUSED IMPRINT WITH CLOUDCO ENTERTAINMENT

    Jun 22, 2019

    The multi-season deal will cover music released from the hit Hulu original series, Holly Hobbie.  The show’s theme song is the first single released, with other tracks following throughout the summer. The full soundtrack will be available starting September 5th. WMG’s Arts Music div...


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    LABELS, STREAMING SERVICES, MORE ENDORSE CODE OF CONDUCT TO FIGHT STREAM MANIPULATION

    Jun 20, 2019

    It’s safe to assume that as soon as the music industry established streaming charts, people were trying to game them. In fact, at a panel during A2IM’s Indie Week on Tuesday, one panelist stated that 3-4% of all officially counted music audio and video streams are not legitimate. On that...


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    AT&T’S PLANNED DIRECTV STREAMING SERVICE MAY RUN ON THIRD-PARTY HARDWARE

    Jun 19, 2019

    AT&T’s new DirecTV streaming service, due out later this year, is being packaged with a proprietary Android TV-based streaming device. But, the service might also be available through apps on third-party devices.David Christopher, president of AT&T Mobility and Entertainment, said that...


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    AGENCIES SEE GROWTH IN CONTENT MARKETING BUSINESS

    Jun 19, 2019

    Agencies are banking on content marketing. That’s the key finding in the newly released Content Marketing Institute 2019 Agency Survey. This inaugural research looks at how full-scope agencies, as well as specialized agencies, are doing content marketing for clients, how well it’s workin...

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    INTRODUCING THE NOMINEES FOR THE 2019 VR AWARDS

    Jun 18, 2019

    AIXR has announced the 2019 nominees for their third annual international VR Awards, an event dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements in the VR industry.The award ceremony recognizes multiple achievements in VR, such as hardware advancements, gaming, film, social experience, and marketing ...


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    CRACKLE’S NEW BOSS, CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT, SEES SONY DEAL AS JUST THE BEGINNING

    Jun 18, 2019

    Disruption in the entertainment business can sometimes come in unlikely forms. Witness Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, whose earnest name and humble corporate headquarters in Cos Cob, CT, belie its aggressive acquisition drive and canny knack for outmaneuvering larger rivals. The company&rs...


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    NCC MEDIA TEAMS WITH OPENAP FOR AUDIENCE-SEGMENTED AD BUYING

    Jun 18, 2019

    NCC Media and OpenAP are teaming up to allow national advertisers to use OpenAP’s audience segment definitions when buying across NCC Media’s linear, VOD and addressable ad inventory.
    The agreements sees two separate advanced advertising ventures – one led by major broadcast...


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    IN NEW ERA, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY MUST APPEAL MOMENT BY MOMENT

    Jun 17, 2019

    When Entertainment Weekly launched in 1990, ambitious executives running the new publication – which debuted with a relatively unknown K.D. Lang on the cover –  tread deliberately into uncharted territory.Nearly 30 years later, personnel are carving out a similar path. EW will have ...


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    ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP PARTNERS WITH DIGNITAS, THE ESPORTS ORGANIZATION OF HARRIS BLITZER SPORTS

    Jun 17, 2019

    Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTCQB: GMBL) (or the "Company"), a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (“HBSE”) to provide sa...


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    TOP 10 DISRUPTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA HOUSES TO WATCH OUT FOR IN 2019-20

    Jun 17, 2019

    When the project began, the list of possible digital media houses numbered more than four dozen. TBMG's top 10 list was determined fairly late in the process, considering there were big names involved but some of them fell off the list because it clearly came out that strong reputations notwiths...


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    THE TOP RETAILERS IN HOME ENTERTAINMENT 2019: THE GOLDEN 12

    Jun 16, 2019

    Welcome to Media Play News’ second-annual look at the top home entertainment retailers. As we noted last year, technology and innovation have completely revolutionized home entertainment retailing in the more than 40-year history of this industry.For the first 20 years, home entertainment reta...


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    NEARLY HALF OF U.S. CONSUMERS ARE FRUSTRATED WITH A BLOATED STREAMING MARKET

    Jun 13, 2019

    In 2010, it was so simple: Netflix or Hulu? Today, with over 300 streaming services available in the United States — and more on the way — the television audience have never been so well fed. However, flexibility isn’t the same as convenience, and a recent Deloitte survey suggests ...


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    CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION (NASDAQ:CZR) MIGHT NOT BE A GREAT INVESTMENT

    Jun 11, 2019

    Today we are going to look at Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the business can generate profits...


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    IS 5G THE KEY TO VIRTUAL REALITY FINALLY GOING MAINSTREAM?

    Jun 11, 2019

    5G is the next-generation of mobile internet. That means soon, when it rolls out to more than a few locations, it’ll be replacing 4G. There are lots of advantages to 5G: it promises to be faster than 4G, it’ll cover wider areas, connections will be more stable and latency, which is the r...


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    DIGITAL MEDIA BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA- A LOOK AT AUDINATE GROUP LIMITED

    Jun 11, 2019

    Digital media is one of the most useful innovations that arrived in the time of need. Digital vigilance and activeness coupled with generating leads & sales conversions via digital space and social media marketing is perhaps the most effective process in today’s marketing scenario. Compani...


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    GLOBAL HOME ENTERTAINMENT CONSOLES MARKET 2019

    Jun 10, 2019

    New study on Home Entertainment Consoles Market 2019-2024: Global Home Entertainment Consoles Market report provides information on types, applications and its regional markets including past and expected (2019-2024) Opportunities. Home Entertainment Consoles Market report delivers data on Manufactu...


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    DRIFT LOOKS TO BREAK INTO VIDEO MARKETING WITH LATEST RELEASE

    Jun 10, 2019

    Drift, a conversational marketing platform, unveiled Drift Video, a new platform that aims to blend video and conversational marketing. The announcement was made at HYPERGROWTH London.Drift Video is designed to simplify video marketing and better connect buyers and sellers. It is positioned to enabl...


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    NEW VIVE VIRTUAL REALITY FOR ENTERPRISE IS NOW AVAILABLE

    Jun 10, 2019

    HTC Vive announced that Vive Po Eye is now available in North America.The Vive Pro Eye, introduced earlier this year, has eye tracking technology and is intended for enterprise virtual reality (VR) use. According to HTC Vive, companies from multiple industries are using Vive Pro Eye for things like ...


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    EYE-OPENING IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT MARKET STATS FOR MARKETERS IN 2019

    Jun 06, 2019

    The report covers forecast and analysis for the In-flight Entertainment market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2012 along with a forecast from 2019 to 2028 based on volume and revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the In-flight Enter...


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    AR AND VR: REVOLUTIONIZING MARKETING THROUGH IMMERSIVE TECHNOLOGIES

    Jun 05, 2019

    Innovations, including digital experiential technologies, are redefining everyday processes and influencing a variety of industries, from retail to real estate. Brands are now using those technologies to improve how a consumer can interact with their products and services, in the process improving t...


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    AT&T SAYS NEW DIRECTV SERVICE WILL ‘RADICALLY RESHAPE’ THE CONCEPT OF TELEVISION

    Jun 05, 2019

    AT&T is planning to officially launch its new streaming version of the full DirecTV product in the third quarter of 2019 and John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, lavished some high praise upon it.Donovan, speaking today at a Credit Suisse investor conference, called it the consumer prod...


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    APPLE MAY HAVE JUST SWIPED 130 MILLION CONSOLE GAMERS WITHOUT BREAKING A SWEAT

    Jun 03, 2019

    Apple has been inching its way toward becoming a player in the video game industry for years now, but Tuesday’s casual WWDC announcement that Apple TV would begin supporting controllers for Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Sony’s PlayStation 4 in its upcoming tvOS 13 update could be its ...


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    FIREFOX REALITY VR BROWSER IS COMING TO OCULUS QUEST

    Jun 03, 2019

    Facebook’s new Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset will get a second browser any day now: Mozilla, the non-profit behind the popular Firefox browser, has been working on a Quest version of its Firefox Reality VR browser, a spokesperson told Variety over the weekend.“Mozilla was par...


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    WILLIAM HILL HELD MERGER TALKS WITH CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT LAST YEAR

    Jun 02, 2019

    William Hill held talks with American casino giant Caesars Entertainment last year about a potential £6bn merger, as the high street bookie battled the rapidly changing gambling market. The negotiations, which were first revealed by the Sunday Times, attempted to thrash out a cash-and-shares d...


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    GUNGHO ENTERTAINMENT PUSHES NINJALA BACK TO 2020

    Jun 01, 2019

    Those of you who have been looking forward to seeing more from Ninjala will have to wait as the game has officially been pushed back to 2020. GungHo Entertainment released a short notice letting fans know of the circumstances, which according to them will be “to implement improvements and poli...


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    MICROSOFT BRINGS XBOX GAME PASS TO PC AS IT EXPANDS PC GAMING SUPPORT

    May 30, 2019

    Microsoft is bringing the all-you-can-play subscription service Xbox Game Pass to Windows PC as part of its continuing effort to build out its long-dormant support of gaming on computers, Phil Spencer, vice president gaming at Microsoft announced in a blog post Thursday.The service will give PC play...


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    VALVE INDEX'S NEW VR CONTROLLERS FEEL LIKE THE FUTURE OF GAMING

    May 30, 2019

    High-fiving a robot. I make a fist. I stick up my middle finger. I see my fingers wiggle on the virtual hands in front of me, all five digits. It's almost like wearing virtual gloves.Setting up a VR system isn't a new thing for me. I'm used to putting on headsets and diving into new worl...


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    INTERNATIONAL PANEL OF EXPERTS EXPLORES EFFECTS OF DIGITAL MEDIA ON DEVELOPING MINDS

    May 29, 2019

    It’s a question that troubles parents everywhere: What effect is digital media having on the brains and development of children?On Thursday May 16, a group of international experts convened in the Charles B. Wang Center theater to tackle the question. Moderated by Dimitri Christakis, MD, MPH, ...


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    LOCATION BASED VR MARKET | AN EXCITING NEW REALITY IN ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

    May 29, 2019

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research , the location based VR market is expected to reach a value of US$ 12,324.7 Mn by 2027 owing to the high rate of adoption of customer experience enhancement solutions across the world. The market is projected to expand at a C...


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    27-YEAR-OLD SEARCH MARKETING CEO LANDS 13-STOP U.S. SPEAKING TOUR

    May 29, 2019

    Garrett Mehrguth, the CEO and co-founder of the B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, Directive, recently was selected to speak at 13 stops of the Digital Summit tour. Digital Summit, the largest conference series in the digital marketing industry, has invited Mehrguth to share his unique pres...

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    PSVR 2 WON’T LAUNCH ALONGSIDE PS5, SONY SUGGESTS

    May 28, 2019

    The last few months have really ramped up the speculation on the PSVR 2 front. First, Sony confirmed it was making a next-generation console that would support VR. Then, just last week, its head of R&D detailed what he expects to see in next-generation headsets. But we shouldn’t hold our b...


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    SUBSCRIBERS WOULD QUIT VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES IF THEY RAN ADS

    May 28, 2019

    New research out today reveals that almost three quarters (72 per cent) of UK Subscription Video on Demand subscribers do not consider any form of sponsorship or advertising on their paid for service acceptable.The new study, called VODyssey, which was conducted by research consultancy Differentolog...


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    OCULUS QUEST SOLD OUT ACROSS MULTIPLE RETAILERS

    May 28, 2019

    Facebook’s new Oculus Quest virtual reality (VR) headset seems to be a hit with early adopters, causing inventory shortages at a number of retailers. A week after its official launch, the headset was sold out at Amazon, Walmart and Newegg Tuesday.A Facebook spokesperson acknowledged the invent...


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    DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION SOFTWARE MARKET TRENDS AND GLOBAL BRIEFING 2019 TO 2025

    May 28, 2019

    The report provides a valuable source of insightful data for business strategists and competitive analysis of Digital Media Production Software Market. It provides the Digital Media Production Software industry overview with growth analysis and futuristic cost, revenue and many other aspects. This s...


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    AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY CONTENT AND APPLICATION MARKET TRENDS, SEGMENTATION AND DEVELOPMENT

    May 27, 2019

    The latest report on the Global Augmented and Virtual Reality Content and Application Market suggests a positive growth rate in the coming years. Analysts have studied the historical data and compared it with the current market scenario to determine the trajectory this market will take in the coming...


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    WHAT’S DRIVING INNOVATION IN THE STREAMING DEVICES MARKET?

    May 27, 2019

    Streaming devices market size is set to display phenomenal progress in the ensuing years, on the grounds that an increasing number of consumers are moving away from traditional TV and inclining toward over-the-top (OTT) pay-per-use services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, that have vast, eas...


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    EXPERIENCE REAL HISTORY EVOLVES TO BECOME QUANTUMERA

    May 23, 2019

    Immersive content company, Experience Real History™ (ERH), has become QuantumERA®, an evolution that marks the studio's mission to expand its content library beyond historical events. In addition to continuing to produce high-quality historically-driven interactive experiences, Quantum...


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    GLOBAL AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY MARKET SET TO REACH OVER USD 814.7 BILLION BY 2025: ZION MARKET RESEARCH

    May 23, 2019

    Zion Market Research has announced the addition of a new market intelligence report. The report is titled, “Augmented and Virtual Reality Market by Device (Head-Mounted Display (HMD), Handheld Device, Head-Up Display (HUD), Projector and Display Wall, Gesture-Tracking Device, and Others), by O...


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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    6SENSE LAUNCHES ACCOUNT-BASED EXTERNAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS ANALYTICS

    May 23, 2019

    Today 6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced its External Media Campaigns feature. This capability extends 6sense's ability to track digital media campaigns launched on non-6sense platforms for use in account segmentation within the 6sense platform, and ...

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    SONY INTERACTIVE AIMS TO PUT GAMES ON THE BIG SCREEN

    May 22, 2019

    Following the stellar success of DC and Marvel in migrating comic book heroes to the big screen, Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched PlayStation Productions, aimed at taking some of its most successful games to the movies and TV.“We’ve got 25 years of game development experience ...


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    PLAYSTATION NOW RULES SONY'S ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS

    May 22, 2019

    When looking over Sony's recent investor's meeting presentation, one key thought stood out: PlayStation is king. Sony is synergizing all of its strongest points to make a huge content foundation for long-term growth. It's entertainment branches are working together in a new way to not on...


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    VIZIO ADDS HULU LIVE TV, MORE FREE CHANNELS TO SMARTCAST 3.0 SMART TVS

    May 21, 2019

    Vizio is rolling out the latest update to its SmartCast smart TV operating system, which will now include access to Hulu with Live TV and more free streaming channels. SmartCast 3.0, which is arriving in the next weeks as a software update for new and existing Vizio SmartCast TVs and displays, is ad...


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    FIVE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED VR GAMES COMING TO OCULUS QUEST

    May 21, 2019

    After what feels like eons of waiting, the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is finally available to the public, along with over 50 immersive launch titles. Quest owners have their veritable pick of the litter, with major titles such as SUPERHOT VR, Robo Recall, Vader Immortal: A Star War VR Series...


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    PROSIEBENSAT.1 INVESTS IN VIRTUAL REALITY ENTERTAINMENT

    May 20, 2019

    German media group ProSiebenSat.1 has acquired a 20% stake for a one-digit million euro amount in Holodeck VR, a German company developing advanced virtual reality (VR) applications.The funds are designated to allow Holodeck to expand its open content platform and extend its network of locations off...


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    SOUND AND VISION: WHERE THE INDUSTRY IS AT WITH PROGRAMMATIC AUDIO

    May 20, 2019

    In 2018, a surge in audio streaming prompted the fastest growth in UK music consumption since the late 90s. Listens via platforms like Spotify have increased by 51.8% since 2016, to cover some 68 million albums.In the US, meanwhile, on-demand streaming now accounts for the majority of audio consumpt...


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    INFINITE ESPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT PURCHASE IS IMMINENT

    May 18, 2019

    Infinite Esports & Entertainment‘s purchase is close to being a done deal with a meeting next Monday revealing the outcome, sources have told Esports Insider.Immortals Gaming Club – the parent company of Immortals, MIBR, Los Angeles Valiant, and Gamers Club – is the front runne...

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    2019 STATE FAIR FREE ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP ANNOUNCED

    May 15, 2019

    The 2019 Minnesota State Fair free entertainment lineup was revealed Wednesday morning, featuring 900 shows and more than 100 acts, the State Fair says. The shows are free with the price of fair admission and include several big names, including Minnesota's own, Dessa, as well as Belinda Carlisl...

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    COMCAST RELINQUISHES FULL CONTROL OF HULU TO DISNEY

    May 14, 2019

    Comcast announced that it has reached a deal allowing Disney to take full operational control of Hulu, effective immediately. Under the terms of the deal, Comcast as early as 2024 can require Disney to buy its 33% stake in Hulu, and Disney can require Comcast to sell that stake at a fair market valu...


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    ESPORTZ ENTERTAINMENT CORP. PARTNERS WITH ATHLETA-ED TO PROVIDE ITS PROPRIETARY MEDIA TRAINING INSTRUCTION AND CURRICULUM

    May 14, 2019

    Esportz Entertainment Corp., (www.esportznetwork.com), a dedicated destination for global esports news, entertainment, and media training services, announced today that Athleta-Ed has selected the company as an academic partner to provide its proprietary media training instruction and curriculum. Es...


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    UBISOFT BRINGING ASSASSIN’S CREED VR ESCAPE ROOMS TO OVER 100 LOCATIONS

    May 13, 2019

    Ubisoft has been more deeply involved in VR development than most AAA-caliber game studios. From their early work on titles like Werewolves Within, Eagle Flight, and Star Trek: Bridge Crew to their latest release with Space Junkies, and now a seemingly growing line of Assassin’s Creed-themed V...


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    IMMERSION AND SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT ENTER INTO LICENSING AGREEMENT FOR ADVANCED HAPTICS

    May 13, 2019

    Immersion Corp. (NASDAQ: IMMR), the leading developer and licensor of advanced touch feedback technology, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) to license Immersion’s advanced haptics patent portfolio. Under the agreement, SIE c...


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    RIFTCAT’S VR STREAMING SOFTWARE IS FINALLY COMING TO IOS

    May 12, 2019

    Streaming PC VR content to an iPhone is finally possible thanks to RiftCat. The company this week launched the long-promised iOS version of its VRidge software.Available on Android since 2016, VRidge streams PC VR content straight to your phone. You can then insert your phone into a VR viewer like a...


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    SOME AMERICAN CARRIERS ARE INSTALLING CAMERAS ON THEIR IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SCREENS

    May 10, 2019

    FLYERS TRAVELLING ON one of America’s major airlines may soon notice a mysterious item on the back of the set in front: a small sticker under the in-flight entertainment screen. These stickers have appeared as the result of a public outcry in recent months over the unpublicised installation of...


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    U.S. ADULTS ARE SPENDING BIG ON VIDEO GAMES, PLAYING MOSTLY ON SMARTPHONES

    May 09, 2019

    The average American video gamer is 33 years old, prefers to play on their smartphone and is spending big on content — 20 percent more than a year ago and 85 percent more than in 2015, a report showed on Thursday. The annual research from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) comes as m...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY: THE SAFEST BET BUSINESS CAN MAKE TODAY

    May 09, 2019

    The VR  and AR market is one of the most revolutionary tech that is going to expand from $6.1 Billion in 2016 to $192.7 Billion by 2022. Of course, there is a hidden potential that only a few are realizing and if experts are true, it is going to reshape the consumers completely.The history of c...


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    HOW VIRTUAL REALITY CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

    May 09, 2019

    While virtual reality (VR) has become an important tool for recreational gaming, it is also proving to be quite valuable in the realm of medicine, training physicians to perform procedures during resuscitations and simulations and reinforcing decision making and patient monitoring. But its benefits ...


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    SWORDS OF GARGANTUA TO HOLD GLOBAL OPEN BETA, NVIDIA RTX 2080 TO BE WON

    May 08, 2019

    Over the last few months, Japanese developer Yomuneco Inc. has held a couple of closed beta’s as it prepares combat title Swords of Gargantua for launch. Today, the studio in conjunction with Gumi Inc. has announced a global open beta will be taking place this month, great for those that haven...


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    VIRTUAL WORLDS STARTUP HIGH FIDELITY LAYS OFF 25% OF STAFF, PIVOTS TO ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATION

    May 08, 2019

    High Fidelity, the virtual worlds startup led by Second Life founder Philip Rosedale, laid off 20 staffers, or about 25% of its staff, this week. Rosedale said in a blog post that the company was changing course to focus on enterprise communication, and blamed lower-than-expected VR headset adoption...


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    LACK OF HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES CONTRIBUTE TO 39% DROP IN Q2 DISNEY STUDIO OPERATING INCOME

    May 08, 2019

    A lack of home entertainment releases in the second quarter (ended March 31) contributed to Disney reporting a 39% drop in studio operating income to $534 million compared to operating income of $875.4 million during the previous-year period. Revenue fell 15% to $2.1 billion from $2.4 billion last y...


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    EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT MAKES BOLD MOVES INTO SAUDI MARKET

    May 07, 2019

    A century after Georges N. Haddad opened the Arab world’s first movie theater in the heart of downtown Beirut, the Haddad family’s pioneering spirit is at the forefront of the latest new frontier in the dissemination of cinema across the region.These days, Empire Entertainment is a multi...


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    HOW VIDEO GAMES ARE REIMAGINING BRITAIN FOR THE BREXIT ERA

    May 07, 2019

    Since Theresa May invoked Article 50, there has been a mystifying surge in video games set in Britain. They come in all shapes and sizes, from Nintendo’s Pokémon Sword and Shield, which riffs on the architecture of Oxbridge and London, to PanicBarn’s anti-Brexit polemic Not Tonigh...


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    NVIDIA DISCOUNTS SEVERAL OF ITS POWERFUL GEFORCE GPUS

    May 07, 2019

    Amazon, Best Buy, and a few other retailers are running concurrent sales on Nvidia GeForce GTX and RTX graphics cards — and pre-built gaming PCs utilizing those GPUs.Nvidia’s GeForce brand is largely considered the gold standard when it comes to gaming. Its latest iteration, the high-end...


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    NBCU’S NEW SHOPPABLETV FEATURE CONNECTS VIEWERS DIRECTLY TO E-COMMERCE SITES

    May 06, 2019

    NBCUniversal announced the launch of ShoppableTV, a new feature that uses QR codes within TV shows to direct viewers to e-commerce websites.To use ShoppableTV, during NBCUniversal programming viewers will be alerted to hold their phone cameras up to the screen during an "On-Air Shoppable Moment...


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    EPIC GAMES SHOWS MOON LANDING IN HOLOLENS 2

    May 06, 2019

    Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 is an augmented reality headset that is targeted at enterprises that can use huge data sets. So Epic Games used its Unreal Engine 4 to create a demo of the 50th anniversary of the landing on the moon to show what HoloLens 2 can do.[Update: The demo experienced technical ...


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    TRIBECA IMMERSIVE’S CINEMA360 GIVES ATTENDEES A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON SOCIAL CAUSES

    May 06, 2019

    The annual Tribeca Film Festival held in NYC showcases an incredible selection of independent projects by creatives from all across the globe that explores storytelling in the form of narratives, documentaries, shorts, features, and television.Since 2012, organizers of the festival have included VR ...


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    HOLLYWOOD AUTOMOTIVE EXHIBIT BRINGS FAMOUS VEHICLES TO LIFE IN MIXED REALITY

    May 05, 2019

    Today marks the grand opening of The Petersen Automotive Museum’s “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and Fantasy” exhibit, an automotive-themed showcase that shines a spotlight on some of the most iconic dream cars from cinema and video games. Featuring vehicles...


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    VR ARCADES WILL BE ABLE TO SHOWCASE TARGO’S IMMERSIVE DOCUMENTARIES USING SYNTHESIS VR

    May 04, 2019

    Targo is a specialist in virtual reality (VR) documentaries, tending to distribute its content via apps like Samsung VR, InceptionVR, Oculus Video and LittlStar for a range of headsets. To broaden that content delivery even further the company has now partnered with Synthesis VR to enter the VR arca...


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    LOCAST EXPANDS ITS LOCAL BROADCAST TV STREAMING SERVICE TO APPLE TV, ANDROID TV

    May 02, 2019

    Locast, a streaming service that provides access to local broadcast television, has expanded its device compatibility lineup to include Apple TV, iPad and Android TV.Locast was already available on iOS, Android, Roku, Dish Network’s Hopper and multiple web browsers.“We are excited to off...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY OFFERS EXCITING NEW EXPERIENCES FROM HOME

    May 02, 2019

    When people are presented with a new piece of technology, it may take them a while to adjust to it and incorporate it into their daily lives. Virtual reality is not a new concept, but the execution behind the headsets and the handles are. Oculus, HTC Vive and SONY have all been able to put VR on the...


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    STREAMING STEAMING AS US HOME ENTERTAINMENT SPENDING RISES TO $6BN IN Q1 2019

    May 02, 2019

    Making the numbers even better said DEG was that the increase came even though Q1 2019 did not include the Easter holiday, traditionally a strong sales period which was included in the comparable period a year earlier.Fundamentally the 6% increase in US home entertainment spending in the quarter cam...


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    MOBILE STREAMING COULD BE THE FUTURE OF YOUR IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

    May 02, 2019

    Some of the world’s largest carriers have ditched seatback screens and are instead offering passengers free content that can be streamed on board using their own personal devices.Seatback screens and the preloaded content they provide go a long way toward keeping passengers happy and distracte...


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    NVIDIA, RED HAT JOIN HOLLYWOOD OPEN SOURCE GROUP

    May 01, 2019

    Nvidia and Red Hat are the latest high-profile companies to join the Academy Software Foundation, a consortium that aims to help Hollywood with the adoption and development of open source tools. The foundation has also taken two additional open source projects, OpenEXR and OpenCue, under its wings.I...


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    AUGMENTED REALITY SHOWS HUGE POTENTIAL FOR AUGMENTED GAINSS

    May 01, 2019

    We've all heard about or experienced virtual reality (VR) through movies, games, sports simulator and holograms. The difference between VR and rapidly emerging augmented reality (AR) is "with virtual reality you are transported to another world. With augmented reality, a digital twin of the...


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    CHARTER CEO: WE’VE CONSIDERED LICENSING COMCAST’S X1 VIDEO PLATFORM

    Apr 30, 2019

    Charter has been busy updating its own video service platform and user experience, but the company admitted that doesn’t mean it’s not considering licensing Comcast’s X1.Charter CEO Tom Rutledge said during today’s earnings call that his company is “down the road”...


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    INSIDE VR STAR, NANCHANG'S VIRTUAL REALITY BASE THAT AIMS TO FINALLY MAKE VR MAINSTREAM

    Apr 29, 2019

    Liu Zixing craned his neck forward for help with fastening the goggles for his first ever taste of virtual reality. He took a break from the mining ore business to travel to a VR theme park in this Chinese provincial capital not known for high technology. “It feels like reality,” Liu sai...


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    FIRST AUGMENTED REALITY ANGRY BIRDS GAME LAUNCHES

    Apr 29, 2019

    The first augmented reality (AR) Angry Birds game has been released for the iPhone and iPad.Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs combines the image seen through a phone’s camera with 3D virtual objects to overlay the levels of the puzzle game onto real-world surroundings.The game has been developed us...


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    MICROSOFT UNVEILS THE XBOX ONE S ALL-DIGITAL EDITION

    Apr 29, 2019

    To meet the growing demands of an expanding digital market, Microsoft has launched the new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.The first Xbox console hit shelves back in 2001 and within this period consumers have increasingly gravitated toward digital experiences and online content, with Microsoft tracki...


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    DISNEY STREAMING DEAL WILL BLOW UP THE CABLE UNIVERSE

    Apr 29, 2019

    It’s official. The streaming wars have begun. All of the big players have drawn battle lines.Disney announced April 11 that its Plus service will arrive in November with a formidable arsenal of existing TV shows and movies, the promise of exclusive content, and a death blow. Investors should g...


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    UNOFFICIAL NINTENDO LABO VR HEADSTRAP GIVES YOUR ARMS A REST

    Apr 29, 2019

    The Nintendo Labo VR headset is an intriguing piece of kit for the right audience. But, no matter who you are, it’s easy to get fed up with holding the thing up to your face all the time. This Nintendo Labo VR Headstrap package fixes that.Sweet Proof Gaming last week released an add-on kit tha...


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    CELEBRATE STAR WARS DAY IN STYLE WITH THE VOID

    Apr 27, 2019

    As all Star Wars fans know May 4th is the annual celebration of the franchise and to mark the occasion location-based entertainment (LBE) company The VOID will be holding a special discount for one day only. Dubbed Star Wars Day, next Saturday The VOID will offer customers exclusive 4 for 3 pricing ...


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    TUBULAR LABS BRINGS IN VIACOM, BUZZFEED, OTHER MEDIA PARTNERS ON PROJECT TO ESTABLISH SOCIAL-VIDEO METRICS

    Apr 26, 2019

    Is it possible to get a de-duplicated count of video viewers and watch time across social-media platforms?Tubular Labs, a digital-video research and measurement firm, thinks it can crack that nut — and it has pulled in more media partners to collaborate on developing standards for tracking vie...


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    COMCAST XFINITY X1 ADDS CINEDIGM’S CONTV AND DOCURAMA TO VOD LINEUP

    Apr 26, 2019

    Comcast’s Xfinity X1 now offers Cinedigm’s subscription-based video services CONtv and Docurama, continuing the expansion of the cable operator’s internet-delivered entertainment options. CONtv, priced at $4.99 per month, offers a selection of classic cult films and series, and Doc...


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    5 UPCOMING OCULUS EXCLUSIVES THAT COULD CARRY RIFT S

    Apr 26, 2019

    Facebook is launching a replacement for the Oculus Rift this Spring called Rift S.Every Oculus VR headset launch so far has been accompanied with a collection of new games. These five major Oculus exclusives launching this year could be Rift S’s big hitters.All five games are fully funded by O...


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    THIS PORTABLE OCULUS RIFT RIG GOES FROM FOLDED TO READY IN ‘UNDER 60 SECONDS’

    Apr 25, 2019

    Canadian engineering company Iris Dynamics created a portable Oculus Rift rig which can go from folded to fully booted inside VR in “under 60 seconds”.The pelican case has a full gaming PC built into it, alongside a touchscreen and space for the Rift and Touch controllers. Even better, t...


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    NEW REPORT OFFERS PICTURE-PERFECT VIEW OF 360-DEGREE VIDEO MARKET

    Apr 25, 2019

    Not all videos are recorded in the same conventional format. In recent years, 360-degree videos have become a popular alternative. In the following report, you can learn more about the global 360-degree video market and where it's headed. Videos have traditionally been recorded in a linear forma...


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    NINTENDO SWITCH HITS 34.74 MILLION CONSOLES SOLD, GROWTH SLOWING

    Apr 25, 2019

    Nintendo reported that the Nintendo Switch hybrid game console has sold 34.74 million hardware units to date, along with 187.52 million copies of software.During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, Nintendo sold 16.95 million units, up 12.7 percent from the previous year, while 118.55 million Swit...


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    CHILDISH GAMBINO LAUNCHES MULTIPLAYER AR APP

    Apr 25, 2019

    Fans of Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) are in for a treat today as the prolific hip-hop/R&B artist releases his new app PHARO AR. Available now on compatible Android devices (coming soon to iOS), PHAROS AR is a mind-bending augmented musical experience that takes you on a journey through an AR...


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    6SENSE EXPANDS INTEGRATION WITH HUBSPOT FOR HEIGHTENED ACCOUNT BASED ORCHESTRATION

    Apr 25, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    CHILDISH GAMBINO LAUNCHES MULTIPLAYER AR APP

    Apr 24, 2019

    Fans of Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) are in for a treat today as the prolific hip-hop/R&B artist releases his new app PHARO AR. Available now on compatible Android devices (coming soon to iOS), PHAROS AR is a mind-bending augmented musical experience that takes you on a journey through an AR...


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    INTRODUCING SUPERHOT VR: ARCADE EDITION, OUT NOW AT VR ARCADES

    Apr 24, 2019

    One of VR’s most popular and best games is finally getting an arcade version.Superhot VR: Arcade Edition launched today for VR arcades across the globe. This isn’t a brand new Superhot game with new levels but instead a remixed version of the original classic. It features a new point-sco...


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    TEAM VITALITY COLLABORATES WITH HKS SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT TO ESTABLISH ESPORTS FACILITY IN PARIS

    Apr 24, 2019

    Team Vitality is collaborating with HKS Sports & Entertainment to create new infrastructure for the French esports organization—including a new multi-use facility based in Paris that will be available for both the esports organization and its fans alike. Vitality’s upcoming multi-use...


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    FREEDIVER: TRITON DOWN IS THE LATEST PROJECT FROM EVASION DEV ARCHIACT

    Apr 24, 2019

    Virtual reality (VR) developer Archiact has shown its skills a number of times over the past few years, with the most recent project release being the first-person shooter (FPS) Evasion. Today, the studio has unveiled its latest videogame, taking a somewhat different approach with a single-player ex...


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    VIMEO’S NEW TOOL LETS VIDEO CREATORS MAKE CUSTOM FIRE TV, ROKU CHANNELS

    Apr 24, 2019

    Vimeo today is rolling out a new feature called Showcase that will allow video content creators to build customized channels, sites or embedded playlists.All Vimeo customers will have access to custom portfolio/site creation and embedded playlist tools. Vimeo said that Showcase replaces existing alb...


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    WHAT TO EXPECT FROM E3 2019 – NEXT-GEN CONSOLES, 8K GAMING AND MORE

    Apr 24, 2019

    This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA is set to be quite a spicy event for gamers, even more so than usual.It feels like we are on the very brink of a new series of consoles and the next generation of gaming appears to be right around the corner – but will we see all of this at E...


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    OCULUS’ RUBIN: WE BELIEVE QUEST USERS WANT TO SAY ‘EVERYTHING HERE IS GOOD’

    Apr 23, 2019

    Facebook’s latest VR headset, the Oculus Quest, is set to be quite different from the Oculus Rift. For starters, it’s an all-in-one device with no need for a PC. But Oculus is also approaching Quest with a stricter content curation policy than on Rift.It calls this a “quality-first...


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    POPULAR ‘FORTNITE’ STREAMERS NINJA, TFUE DIDN’T QUALITY FOR WORLD CUP

    Apr 23, 2019

    “Fortnite” streamers Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Turner “Tfue” Tenney were unable to qualify for the upcoming World Cup tournament featuring the popular game.The “Fortnite” World Cup Duos Open Qualifier found Ninja and Reverse 2k scoring 53 points to tak...


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    WINNING AGAINST BOTS: HOW GAMING APPS CAN FIGHT BACK

    Apr 23, 2019

    The mobile gaming industry is on course to break records this year – underscored by a recent report showing mobile is far and away the leader in terms of gaming mediums. Mobile games generated $61.3 billion in revenue in 2018, compared with $35.7 billion on PCs and $12.7 billion on consoles.At...


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    VERIZON EXPANDS YOUTUBE TV DEAL AS FIOS VIDEO LOSSES CONTINUE IN Q1

    Apr 23, 2019

    Verizon announced it has expanded its deal with Google and will sell YouTube TV directly to all its wireless and broadband subscribers.Verizon will begin reselling YouTube TV on a wider basis later this year and, while the company didn’t specifically mention pricing or packages for the service...


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    LIBERTY ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF ARCANE

    Apr 23, 2019

    Internationally recognized hospitality leader Liberty Entertainment Group brings a unique vision to King Street West with the opening of their newest nightclub, Arcane. Located in the heart of Toronto's Entertainment District, Arcane fuses sophisticated Baroque undertones with modern design and ...


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    WARNERMEDIA MAKES COORDINATED CORPORATE PUSH BEHIND ESPORTS

    Apr 23, 2019

    WarnerMedia, the news media and entertainment company created by the recent merger of AT&T and Time Warner, is putting an unprecedented level of corporate resources behind an upcoming esports competition in Texas.The ELeague x MK 11 Arena at RTX Austin presented by AT&T Fiber, a competition ...


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    CELEBRATE EARTH DAY WITH THESE NATURE THEMED VR EXPERIENCES

    Apr 22, 2019

    There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than hitting the streets with a garbage bag and cleaning up random litter scattered around your local area. It may feel like an insignificant effort in the grand scheme of things, but only by holding ourselves accountable to our environmentally-dest...


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    AUDIOBURST RAISES $10 MILLION TO PARSE PODCASTS AND AUDIO CONTENT WITH AI

    Apr 22, 2019

    Audioburst, a four-year-old startup developing AI that parses, labels, and segments live and recorded audio clips, today announced two new strategic and investment partnerships totaling over $10 million (an even $5 million split) from Japanese advertising firm Dentsu and car maker Hyundai, with part...


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    STREAMING SERVICES WILL ECLIPSE TV SUBSCRIBERS IN 2020, REPORT PREDICTS

    Apr 22, 2019

    The number Canadian households paying for at least one streaming video service will eclipse traditional TV subscribers for the first time next year, predicts an annual report on consumer habits. Convergence Research Group says the growing popularity of an array of streaming options — ranging f...


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    PHILO IS DISCONTINUING ITS CHEAPER INTERNET-TV SKINNY BUNDLE FOR NEW CUSTOMERS

    Apr 22, 2019

    The skinniest virtual pay-TV offering available is going by the wayside. Philo, the over-the-top TV company backed by four cable programmers, is eliminating its super-skinny bundle that offered more than 40 channels for just $16 per month for new customers.It’s more evidence that OTT players a...


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    EXIT OF AT&T'S WARNERMEDIA COULD SPELL TROUBLE FOR OPENAP

    Apr 22, 2019

    AT&T-owned WarnerMedia, a founding member of audience-based ad platform OpenAP, abruptly exited the venture on Friday, and its departure could spell trouble for the fledgling firm.Variety reported that AT&T left OpenAP so it could pursue its own advanced advertising strategy, which centers o...


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    NEXT-GENERATION VIDEO COMPRESSION ENABLES 360 VR STREAMS OVER 5G NETWORKS

    Apr 20, 2019

    Known worldwide for its contributions to the MPEG format — the compression technology used in MP3 audio files and MP4 videos — Germany’s Fraunhofer has recently turned its attention to the next frontier in media: virtual reality. After unveiling affordable VR headset microdisplay h...


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    FLOODING AN OFFICE IN MIXED REALITY LOOKS PRETTY TERRIFYING

    Apr 20, 2019

    Imagine your standing in your bedroom, office, or any other comfortable interior of your choosing. You look down at the floor and watch as the ground begins to move underneath your feet; a thin layer of water slowly starts to rise above your ankles.Before you know it, the water has reached your wast...


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    GEARBOX CEO DEFENDS EPIC GAMES STORE AND ‘BORDERLANDS 3’ EXCLUSIVITY

    Apr 19, 2019

    Earlier this month, developer Gearbox Software revealed the PC version of its anticipated co-op shooter “Borderlands 3” is coming exclusively to the Epic Games Store. This created some blowback from fans who prefer Valve’s digital storefront Steam. Gearbox founder and CEO Randy Pit...


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    FROM AMC TO VIACOM: TRACKING VIDEO INDUSTRY EARNINGS IN Q1 2019

    Apr 19, 2019

    The first-quarter earnings season is underway, and FierceVideo is tracking the results from streaming media companies, programmers, pay TV operators and broadcasters throughout the period. Check out our updates on companies in this segment.Make sure to check FierceWireless and FierceTelecom, as they...


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    FACEBOOK SEARCHING FOR MORE TROOPS TO WORK AT OCULUS ON AR PRODUCT DESIGN & MARKETING

    Apr 19, 2019

    At its F8 developer's conference in 2016, Facebook went on record with a roadmap that called for augmented reality integration into Oculus within 10 years. Now, it appears as though Facebook is accelerating those plans. Based on recent job postings, Facebook's Oculus subsidiary is looking fo...


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    AMAZON AND NETFLIX COMMAND NEARLY TWO-THIRDS OF ALL SVOD SPENDING: STUDY

    Apr 19, 2019

    Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have clearly exerted dominance in the SVOD market, and both have executed widespread global expansions. Those strategies are paying off for both companies. According to a new SVOD study from Futuresource Consulting, Prime Video and Netflix together account for nearly t...


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    RESOLUTION GAMES’ ACRON IS A CROSS-PLATFORM PARTY GAME FOR VR AND MOBILE

    Apr 18, 2019

    With the hype for virtual reality settling down, developers are looking for new ways to entice players. Resolution Games has found a way to thrive with VR hits like Bait! (downloaded nearly 2.5 million times) and Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs, and it’s hoping that its next game will continue th...


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    WHAT DOES CLIMATE CHANGE SOUND LIKE AS MUSIC?

    Apr 18, 2019

    Climate change research can be daunting and depressing. To properly engage with it takes time, and short catchphrases, like “the Earth is warming” don’t tell the full story of what’s going on. How can climate researchers convey the urgency and importance of their message? Som...


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    FACEBOOK IS DEVELOPING AN AI ASSISTANT FOR OCULUS HEADSETS

    Apr 18, 2019

    Which has the better ring to it, “Hey, Oculus?” or “Okay, Oculus”? I’m asking because Facebook’s VR headsets could soon have an AI voice assistant of their own.CNBC first reported that the social networking giant was building a new voice assistant to work across m...


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    SVODS REACH 60% OF NORTH AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS, FINDS FUTURESOURCE

    Apr 18, 2019

    Subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services will have a strong 2019 with revenues up 25% to a total of $36 billion this year. Total spend for 2018 was $29 billion, a 38% rise over 2017. Futuresource Consulting reveals the data in a new report. A perfect storm of conditions has enabled SVOD's qu...


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    PUBG MOBILE 0.12.0 RELEASED WITH EVOZONE, DARKEST NIGHT AND FRIENDLY SPECTATOR MODE

    Apr 17, 2019

    Tencent is seeding PUBG Mobile 0.12.0 update to players around the world. The 0.12.0 update which entered into beta earlier this month brings in a host of new additions to the zombie mode, a bunch of bug fixes and general gameplay improvements. PUBG Mobile also unveiled its Prime and Prime Plus subs...


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    SKYBOUND GAMES: MODERN LIVE-ACTION VIDEO GAMES INEVITABLE

    Apr 17, 2019

    Skybound Games deep interest in narratively-driven games is driven in part by a belief that modern live-action adventure video games are an inevitability.“I think this particular part of gaming, this particular genre is, is evolving quite rapidly,” Ian Howe, CEO of Skybound Games, told V...


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    DEVELOPERS SAY 5G AND AUGMENTED REALITY WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU LIVE

    Apr 17, 2019

    President Trump says he wants 5G technology in the U.S. as soon as possible. The president tweeted, “It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.”Both Verizon and AT&T have launched mobile 5...


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    HANDS-ON WITH MARVEL’S IRON MAN VR

    Apr 17, 2019

    We were invited by Sony to demo the highly-anticipated Iron Man VR during their Playstation Exclusive Showcase, recently. The result of our preview was nothing short of excellent, exciting, invigorating, and somewhat disorienting.When you were a kid, reading Iron Man comics or watching the animated ...


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    NAB 2019: MAIN STAGE KEYNOTE FOCUSES ON SPORTS, STREAMING, AND THE CLOUD

    Apr 17, 2019

    Sports was the featured topic of the AWS-sponsored Main Stage Keynote titled “Beyond the Field: How Sports Pioneers Are Powering the 360 Audience Experience in the Cloud,” with speakers describing how streaming and cloud technology enhance sports broadcasting.NAB EVP/CTO Sam Matheny inte...


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    SONY PICTURES TELEVISION INKS FIRST-LOOK DEAL FOR WATTPAD STORIES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Sony Pictures Television will comb through Wattpad’s 500 million stories for the next potential breakout entertainment property.SPT entered into a co-production deal with Wattpad for original TV programming, giving Sony a first look at new Wattpad stories. The companies plan to work together t...


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    LIONBRIDGE AGAIN NAMED ONE OF AMERICA'S BEST EMPLOYERS BY FORBES

    Apr 17, 2019

    Lionbridge Technologies is proud to announce it has again been named one of America's Best Employers by Forbes, which also recognized Lionbridge as a Best Employer for Women in 2018. The 2019 list recognizes organizations across a variety of industries that employ more than 1,000 people in the U...

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    6SENSE SECURES $27 MILLION TO ADVANCE BOLD VISION IN B2B AND ABM

    Apr 16, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced $27 million in funding. The round was led by Industry Ventures and included participation from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Costanoa Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Venrock. “We b...

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    MOZILLA’S WEB-BASED VR PLATFORM HUBS ADDS DISCORD SUPPORT

    Apr 16, 2019

    Mozilla has been making great strides when it comes to virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) support, such as ensuring Firefox Reality will work with HoloLens 2. Last year the company released an experimental browser-based social platform called Hubs, where users could create rooms and share c...


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    GOOGLE QUIETLY ROLLS OUT PLAY STORE BUDGETING FEATURE

    Apr 16, 2019

    We’ve all gone on in-app buying sprees before, but Google wants to ensure your next binge doesn’t break the bank. To that end, it’s introducing a new budgeting feature in Google Play that lets users track expenses and specify an upper spending limit.Budgets can be set from within t...


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    PLAYSTATION 5 FIRST DETAILS: SSD, RAY TRACING, 8K, AND 3D AUDIO

    Apr 16, 2019

    Sony has revealed the first details of its next video game console to Wired. While the machine does not have a name yet, the company will likely dub it the PlayStation 5.Mark Cerny, who was the lead system architect for the PlayStation 4 and is now working on the new console, told Wired that the new...


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    VIMEO ACQUIRES VIDEO CREATION SERVICE MAGISTO FOR REPORTED $200M

    Apr 15, 2019

    Vimeo announced on Monday that it is acquiring video creation service Magisto, which has more than 100 million users, for a reported $200 million.The companies did not disclose financial terms, but the figure comes from sources cited by Globes. The deal is expected to close by the end of the second ...


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    HULU BUYS BACK AT&T’S MINORITY SHARE OF STREAMING SERVICE FOR $1.4B

    Apr 15, 2019

    Hulu today announced that it has bought back AT&T’s minority share of its streaming service in a transaction that has already been approved and closed.The company said the transaction valued Hulu at $15 billion, with AT&T’s 9.5% interest valued at $1.43 billion. Hulu is the entit...


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    NINTENDO LABO VR IS A CREAKY HEADSET THAT MAY HAVE CRACKED VR FOR KIDS

    Apr 15, 2019

    Remember the first time I showed my PSVR to a 10-year-old. Or, more specifically, I remember the deafening crack I heard when he tried to yank the headset’s visor forward without pushing in the button to move it. I remember biting my lip with anxiety as he threatened to smash a Move controller...


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    APPLE SPENDING OVER HALF A BILLION ON NEW GAMING SERVICE

    Apr 15, 2019

    Apple plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on its upcoming Arcade game subscription service, with its total budget likely exceeding $500 million, according to a report in the Financial Times.That’s in contrast to the more than $1 billion Apple is reportedly spending on its upcoming t...


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    EUROPEAN COMMISSION GIVES FINAL SEAL OF APPROVAL TO COPYRIGHT LAW OVERHAUL

    Apr 15, 2019

    The European Commission, the European Union’s executive body, has approved a long-gestating major reform to copyright law, which had already been passed by the European Parliament last month.The overhaul contains two controversial provisions that will make online platforms liable for illegal u...


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    IS NETFLIX THE MOST LOVED STREAMING SERVICE?

    Apr 15, 2019

    We all have our preferences when it comes to streaming services. Some of us need a service with a live TV option. Others are here for the original series and movies.In a recent survey Hub Entertainment Research, 1,692 viewers in the US were asked about their opinions of different services and what t...


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    FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT: GRETA

    Apr 15, 2019

    Not everything is what it seems in the compulsive and haunting (Amy Taubin, Film Comment) psychological thriller, GRETA, arriving on Digital and the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on May 14, 2019, and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 28, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Fille...


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    OUR DEEP DIVE INTO HOW ESPORTS BROADCASTING DIFFERS FROM TRADITIONAL SPORTS

    Apr 13, 2019

    The world of sports entertainment is changing, and esports is the star player. Market researcher Newzoo forecasts that esports revenue will grow from $906 million in 2018 to $1.7 billion by 2021.In an esports panel at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas this week, we exp...


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    MAGIC LEAP WANTS TO USE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO SECURE PERSONAL DATA

    Apr 12, 2019

    Augmented reality startup Magic Leap is looking to use Blockchain technology to store and secure some of its user data, according to multiple job listings the company published this month. Among the positions Magic Leap is looking to fill is that of a senior Blockchain architect as well as multiple ...


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    COACHELLA GOES AR WITH IMMERSIVE STAGE EXPERIENCE

    Apr 12, 2019

    Coachella is embracing augmented reality (AR) with an immersive stage experience that encourages the audience to take out their phones and participate with audio-reactive AR filters. The experience, which has been produced by Coachella’s digital innovation team, will debut this Friday, and wil...


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    SAG-AFTRA PREPPING FOR FILM-TV CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

    Apr 12, 2019

    Leaders of SAG-AFTRA have launched the process of crafting a proposal for a successor deal to its master contract covering feature film and primetime television.The union’s national board, meeting this weekend in Los Angeles, approved the establishment of the wages and working conditions commi...


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    DISNEY+ STREAMING VIDEO SERVICE LAUNCHES ON NOVEMBER 12 FOR $7 PER MONTH

    Apr 11, 2019

    Disney unveiled new details on Thursday about Disney+, a family-friendly digital video subscription that is set to debut later this year and compete with Netflix.The ad-free service will include movies and TV series from Disney and will feature programming from the Marvel superhero universe, the &ld...


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    SONY FILES PATENT FOR IN-VR ESPORTS TOURNAMENT SPECTATOR SYSTEM

    Apr 11, 2019

    Own a PSVR? One day you might be able to spectate esports leagues from inside virtual reality.Sony recently filed a patent application titled “Spectator View Into An Interactive Gaming World Showcased In A Live Event Held In A Real-World Venue”. The patent describes using an array of cam...


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    RUSSIAN OTT MARKET GROWTH CONTINUES

    Apr 11, 2019

    The Russian legal OTT market was worth R11.1 billion (€152.7 million) in 2018.This, according to ComNews, quoting data produced by TMT Consulting, was 45% more than a year earlier and down to such factors as an increase in paying audiences and more exclusive content secured through partnerships...


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    ITALY’S HOME ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH TICKETMASTER

    Apr 11, 2019

    Italian independent festival promoter Home Entertainment has partnered with Ticketmaster Italy for its roster of events.According to IQ Mag, Ticketmaster Italy will provide full “end-to-end” ticketing services for all of Home Entertainment’s festivals and events, and will have loca...


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    CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD LAUNCHES SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ADVISORY GROUP

    Apr 11, 2019

    Cushman & Wakefield has established a new Sports & Entertainment Advisory Group to provide solutions for designing, building, financing, operating and maximizing revenue streams for athletic and entertainment venues. The new S&E Advisory Group includes partnerships with industry leaders ...


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    GOOGLE CLOUD DEMOCRATIZES MACHINE LEARNING ACCESS WITH AUTOML VIDEO

    Apr 10, 2019

    Bringing together the staff, resources and expertise necessary to apply machine learning models toward analyzing video content libraries isn’t so easy for all media companies. But Google Cloud may have leveled the playing field a bit.The company today announced AutoML Video, a new machine lear...


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    NEW ERA FOR OHIO'S LARGEST HISPANIC MEDIA COMPANY

    Apr 10, 2019

    Roland Medrano and Claudia De Leon, principals of La Mega Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of TSJ Media, which operated as La Mega radio stations and La Jornada Latina newspaper.  La Mega Media's new framework will offer a better structure and entertainment by integrating the 3 radio s...


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    TOTAL MULTIMEDIA PREPARES RELEASE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGH QUALITY 4K AND 8K VIDEO WITH 70% BANDWIDTH SAVINGS

    Apr 10, 2019

    TMMI is preparing the upcoming release of its proprietary TRUREZ™ video scaling technology for better imagery together with new versions of its TRUDEF™ Video Player.The new technology is aimed at the content providers experiencing pressure from bandwidth consumption and increased costs a...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY MARKET ESTIMATED TO EXPERIENCE A HIKE IN GROWTH

    Apr 10, 2019

    “Virtual Reality Market Size & Growth 2016 Analysis: Industry Statistics & Forecast Report by 2022” The global Virtual Reality Market report represents the broad information comprising each and every aspect related to the global Virtual Reality Market. The experts arranged and pr...


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    HOW VR AND EYE-TRACKING CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS

    Apr 10, 2019

    Usually, when you wants to find out where to place a product in a store (where in the building, which shelf, and how high), you either ask customers to carry out tests at home, or invite them to a mockup of a shop floor.It’s a time-consuming process, particularly if you have to take people to ...


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    ANOTHER WORLD AND FROM DUST CREATOR REVEALS PLAYSTATION VR TITLE PAPER BEAST

    Apr 10, 2019

    PlayStation VR owners have already got lots to look forward to this year, with plenty of titles revealed during Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) State of Play broadcast last month. Today, legendary designer behind Another World and From Dust,  Eric Chahi, has revealed an interesting...


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    APPLE HIRES THE FOUNDER OF VR CONTENT STARTUP JAUNT

    Apr 09, 2019

    Apple just made another key hire to bolster its augmented reality plans. Variety has discovered that Apple recently hired Arthur van Hoff (shown at left), the founder of VR content startup Jaunt, as a Senior Architect for an unnamed team. While it's not certain what he'll be doing, van Hoff ...


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    LOCATION-BASED VR STARTUP THE VOID TO OPEN SAN FRANCISCO OUTPOST

    Apr 09, 2019

    The Void is coming to San Francisco: The location-based VR startup is getting ready to open a new outpost in the Westfield San Francisco Centre mall on the city’s busy Market street this summer, Variety has learned. There’s no word on the exact launch date; The Void didn’t immediat...


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    ENTERTAINMENT, PERSONA MARKETING AND THE POWER OF BEING AUTHENTIC

    Apr 08, 2019

    Everything counts as ‘entertainment’ today. From mobile gaming to e-sports, branded content and new realities in tech, there’s no telling where the entertainment industry will go. And it continues to evolve. So how are brands taking to entertainment marketing? The Drum invited memb...


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    STREAMING SERVICES ARE BEING HIT HARD BY HACKERS, AKAMAI SAYS

    Apr 08, 2019

    Netflix, Hulu and others are being targeted at an alarming rate by hackers testing out stolen login credentials, according to a new study from Akamai Technologies.The company today released findings from its "State of the Internet / Security: Credential Stuffing: Attacks and Economies" rep...


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    INTEL, NETFLIX TEAM UP TO DELIVER AV1 CODEC FOR VISUAL WORKLOADS

    Apr 08, 2019

    Intel and Netflix today announced at NAB that they’re working together on the AV1 high-performance video codec that will make the AV1 standard commercially viable for the first time. Their joint technology is named Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1).AV1 is an open-source, royalty-free...


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    REMOTE AR WILL MAKE IT SO WE CAN WORK — OR PLAY — ANYWHERE

    Apr 07, 2019

    Augmented reality has been something of a trailblazer in the gaming industry in recent years. The technology has been hovering around the periphery of the mainstream for some years in the form unsuccessful endeavors like Sony PlayStation 2’s Eye Toy: Play — which used a camera to embed a...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY MAY BE THE FUTURE OF PSYCHOTHERAPY

    Apr 06, 2019

    Virtual reality isn’t just for playing video games. VR therapy is now being incorporated in clinical treatments for addiction, phobias, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Most recently, virtual reality treatment was studied as a novel way to help children in the autism spectrum overcome...


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    CORUS ENTERTAINMENT BEATS PROFIT ESTIMATES ON TV STRENGTH

    Apr 05, 2019

    Canadian media company Corus Entertainment Inc beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit on Friday, driven by a jump in television advertising revenue.Advertising revenue increased 11 percent in the television business, helping a 5 percent rise in the unit’s revenue to C$353.5 millio...


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    WINDSTREAM EXPANDS KINETIC TV STREAMING SERVICE

    Apr 04, 2019

    Nearly two months after initially launching its app-based streaming television product Kinetic TV, Windstream finally is expanding availability for the service.The company announced today that Kinetic TV is launching in Lincoln, Nebraska, and other markets across the state, including Adams, Clatonia...


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    AMC NETWORKS TAPS ARRIS FOR VIDEO COMPRESSION, TRANSCODING OVER SATELLITE

    Apr 04, 2019

    AMC Networks has formed a technology partnership with Arris as the programmer looks to update its satellite distribution architecture. The company—which runs AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv—plans to use the Arris ME-7000 and DSR-7400 video compression and transcoding solutio...


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    NEXT GEN TV AUDIO TEST A SUCCESS FOR VERANCE, DOLBY

    Apr 04, 2019

    Following the announcement of a successful test of an ATSC 3.0 standard component on Wednesday, another element of Next Gen TV has received a passing grade during a separate experiment. Verance Corporation and Dolby revealed they conducted a test in February with San Diego station KPBS on internet-d...


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    SNAPCHAT LAUNCHES ITS GAMES PLATFORM, STARTING WITH SIX TITLES

    Apr 04, 2019

    Snapchat maker Snap officially launched its gaming platform at its first partner summit in Los Angeles Thursday, unveiling a six titles from companies like Zynga and ZeptoLabs, and also laying the groundwork for a bigger focus on social gaming.“Last year, mobile gaming was a $77 billion indust...


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    UNRAVELING THE TANGLED WEB OF ONLINE TELEVISION

    Apr 04, 2019

    Once it was just the gogglebox in the sitting room with a few broadcast channels to choose from and no chance to catch-up on programmes that had been missed. But in the internet age it can be difficult to know what is meant by "television" any more, according to a University of Huddersfiel...


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    JW PLAYER ROLLS OUT CUSTOM OTT VIDEO APP SERVICE

    Apr 03, 2019

    JW Player is bringing to market a solution that will help companies that aren’t massive broadcasters or media conglomerates build OTT video apps. The new OTT Apps product will provide clients with a more cost-effective and faster way to build OTT video apps for connected TVs and mobile devices...


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    FEELREAL TO LAUNCH ITS MULTISENSORY VR MASK KICKSTARTER IN APRIL

    Apr 03, 2019

    In December 2018 VRFocus reported on Feelreal Inc. planning another stab at Kickstarter success for its virtual reality (VR) headset addon which aims to stimulate the senses through aroma, wind, and water vapour. Today, the company has officially announced that the crowd-funding campaign for the Fee...


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    XBOX ONE X TRANSFORMERS BUMBLEBEE CONTEST ANNOUNCED

    Apr 03, 2019

    Remember how there was a Bumblebee movie limited edition PS4 controller that was set up as a sweepstakes? Well, it appears as though the Bumblebee movie is getting another shoutout in the gaming world, this time in the XBox industry!  Thanks to Seibertronian Nathaniel Prime, we have word that X...


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    LOCATION-BASED STAR TREK VR EXPERIENCE NOW AVAILABLE AT DAVE & BUSTERS

    Apr 03, 2019

    The U.S.S. Enterprise is in deep trouble. During a routine evacuation of an advanced stellar research center in the middle of the Klingon Neutral Zone, the premature collapse of a neutron star has left the famous vessel disabled and in danger. As the captain of Starfleet’s latest and most adva...


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    NAT MARTIN WANTS TO CHANGE THE WAY YOU INTERACT WITH AR ENVIRONMENTS

    Apr 03, 2019

    Nat Martin received a lot of attention in 2017 when Tech Insider released a video showing how Martin re-imagined the way you could interact with AR through a device he called a Scroll ring, a device he created when he was a student at the Royal College of Arts.His innovative design allowed you to in...


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    VIZRT ACQUIRES NEWTEK TO BUILD BIGGER LIVE VIDEO PRODUCTION FIRM

    Apr 02, 2019

    Media technology company Vizrt has acquired IP-based live video production software firm NewTek and formed one of the largest companies specializing in IT-based video production.The new company brings together the inventors of the Network Device Interface (NDI) protocol with the inventors of templat...


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    STRINGR ADDS LIVESTREAMING VIDEO ON REQUEST TO ITS MARKETPLACE

    Apr 02, 2019

    Video marketplace service Stringr today announced that it is adding livestreaming video, which can be called up on request nationwide, to its lineup of products.In addition to having access to Stringr’s video library and on-request recorded content, users will now be able to call on Stringr&rs...


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    NINTENDO ADDS THREE NEW GAMES TO THE SWITCH ONLINE NES LIBRARY THIS MONTH

    Apr 02, 2019

    Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere. Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while finding that its updated gameplay creates an entirely new challenge. In addition to...


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    ONE IN FIVE CONSUMERS USES VOICE TO INTERACT WITH THEIR TVS

    Apr 02, 2019

    More than 20% of all consumers interact with their TVs or streaming devices via voice commands, according to a new survey from IHS Markit. An additional 30% aren’t currently using voice for TV viewing, but are interested in the technology.Unsurprisingly, voice is more popular with younger cons...


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    VERIZON DIGITAL MEDIA SERVICES ADDS 4K ENCODING, MULTI-CDN TO ITS TOOLBOX

    Apr 01, 2019

    Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) is adding a new batch of platform capabilities including 4K encoding, multi-CDN and quality of service.The company said it soon will announce partners that will receive tighter integration with the VDMS platform.Multi-CDN functionality is now built directly into...


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    IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT (IFE) MARKET IN-DEPTH SURVEY AND FUTURE OUTLOOK BY 2026

    Apr 01, 2019

    The latest report titled, In-flight Entertainment (IFE) uncovers the value at which the In-flight Entertainment (IFE) industry is projected to grow during the forecast period, 2018 to 2026.  The prime objective of this study is to offer a detailed assessment of the In-flight Entertainment (IFE)...


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    PENN & TELLER VR IS GEARBOX SOFTWARE’S LATEST IMMERSIVE PROJECT

    Apr 01, 2019

    World famous magical duo Penn & Teller might be better known for their tricks but they do dip into other forms of entertainment. Most notably videogames and virtual reality (VR) in particular thanks to weird driving sim Desert Bus by Gearbox Software. Well, it seems there are more VR plans afoot...


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    VDMS LAUNCHES 4K ENCODING, BUILT-IN MULTI-CDN SUPPORT AT NAB

    Apr 01, 2019

    Verizon Digital Media Services beat the rush by revealing its NAB announcements today. Chief among them is that the platform now supports 4K encoding. Verizon has expanded its global network capacity from 8 Tbps in 2014 to over 70 Tbps today, and it's putting that bandwidth to good use. With 4K ...


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    DISNEY+? WARNERMEDIA? THE NEW STREAMING GIANTS EXPLAINED

    Apr 01, 2019

    The video-streaming industry is crowded with big names—some with already-existing services and others with impending apps. Considering the current three largest platforms, the agglomeration of media companies, and the tech companies investing heavily in video, it can be hard to wrap your head ...


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    HOME AUDIO MARKET: FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES, PRODUCTION/DEMAND ANALYSIS & OUTLOOK TO 2024

    Mar 31, 2019

    “Home Audio Market Report 2019 to 2024” is the definitive study of the global Home Audio market. The content includes orientation technology, industry drivers, geographic trends, market statistics, market forecasts, producers, and equipment suppliers.The report firstly introduced the Hom...


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    REMOTE CONNECTIONS: WHAT WILL AUGMENTED REALITY LOOK LIKE IN 2025?

    Mar 29, 2019

    Augmented reality might well be the most exciting emerging technology on the planet today. The industry surrounding AR and its sci-fi enthused sibling, virtual reality, is forecast to gain a value of over $25 billion by 2025.Entering the public consciousness through gaming apps like Pokemon Go and r...


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    FACEBOOK CUTS MLB LIVE-STREAMING SCHEDULE TO JUST SIX GAMES FOR 2019

    Mar 29, 2019

    Facebook is bringing live Major League Baseball games back to its video-streaming platform for a third straight year — but is coming to the plate with a much lighter schedule.Under the social network’s 2019 one-year renewal with the league, Facebook will carry six live, regular-season ga...


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    IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS MARKET INCLINATIONS EXHIBIT GROWING DEMAND DURING THE PERIOD UNTIL 2025

    Mar 29, 2019

    The research report titled “Global In-Flight Entertainment Systems Market 2018” provides an in-depth analysis of category spend, best procurement practices and cost saving opportunities, aimed at helping organizations achieve superior business performance. The report also provides insigh...


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    VIACOM BUYS SPARKLER TO BOLSTER KIDS' STREAMING SERVICE NOGGIN

    Mar 29, 2019

    Viacom announced Friday that it’s buying early childhood learning technology platform Sparkler to boost educational content on its Nickelodeon subscription streaming service Noggin.Noggin, which costs $7.99 per month after a seven-day free trial, features more than 1,500 full-length library ep...


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    GOODBYE SMARTPHONE, HELLO AUGMENTED REALITY

    Mar 29, 2019

    Mark your calendars: the countdown to the end of the smartphone - as we know it - has begun.This isn’t news. In fact, it’s been ticking down for some time now, heeded by the advance of augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence and other cognitive technologies. As technology continu...


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    OCULUS’ RUBIN: NEXT FEW YEARS WILL FOCUS ON ‘BIG DEVS’, ‘COMPLEX’ GAMES

    Mar 28, 2019

    Oculus introduced us to the next wave of VR hardware at GDC 2018 this month. The Rift S and Quest respectively will be the devices powering VR games for the next few years. As for Oculus itself, those next years will be spent establishing a bigger library of “deeper and complex” software...


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    FUBOTV IS LATEST INTERNET TV SERVICE TO HIKE PRICES

    Mar 28, 2019

    Cord-cutters who thought they were getting a price break from “virtual” internet pay-TV services may be in for some sticker shock.FuboTV, as of Thursday (March 28), is increasing the subscription price of its base internet TV package for all subscribers by 22%, to $54.99 per month &mdash...


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    GET NINTENDO SWITCH ONLINE FREE FOR A YEAR, WITH TWITCH PRIME

    Mar 28, 2019

    Twitch Prime’s latest giveaway is a rather significant one: up to a year of Nintendo Switch Online, regardless of whether you’re an existing subscriber (to Switch Online).Twitch Prime members can claim three months of Switch Online beginning Thursday (here’s the page for that). The...


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    CRTC CALLS FOR COMMENTS ON A NEW ANNUAL DIGITAL MEDIA SURVEY

    Mar 28, 2019

    The CRTC is calling for comments on a new annual digital media survey that is expected to be administered to all licenced Canadian broadcasting undertakings as part of the fall 2019 Annual Broadcasting Survey. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will use the survey...


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    CUSTOM BUMBLEBEE XBOX ONE X GIVEAWAY

    Mar 28, 2019

    Bumblebee is now available on Microsoft Movies & TV, and to celebrate the release, I am giving away a custom Bumblebee Xbox One X + some other cool prizes – similar to the one being given away on official Xbox channels (see that giveaway and eligibility requirements here).Cybertron has fal...


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    INSOMNIAC’S STORMLAND IS LOOKING BETTER AS AN OPEN WORLD VR GAME

    Mar 27, 2019

    Insomniac Games is getting more ambitious with its virtual reality games. And Stormland, the fourth VR effort from the maker of the smash hit Marvel’s Spider-Man, is looking better with more polish since the last time I saw it.Oculus VR showed off Stormland running on the Oculus Rift S last we...


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    ‘GANG BEASTS’ BRINGS CARTOONY MELEE TO XBOX ONE

    Mar 27, 2019

    Double Fine Presents and Boneloaf’s multiplayer party game “Gang Beasts” is now available on Xbox One.“Gang Beasts” is a colorful adventure with big, “gelatinous” characters, melee combat, and dangerous environments that find players punching, jumping, kicki...


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    VRCHAT CONFIRMS SPRING LAUNCH PLANS FOR OCULUS QUEST

    Mar 27, 2019

    A number of VR studios planning Oculus Quest titles confirmed development for the standalone VR console today. Among them — VRChat announced plans to come to Oculus Quest in Spring 2019. VRChat is a social networking service that started in VR but extended to flat screens for periods of explos...


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    INSCAPE SETS SMART TV DATA DEAL WITH ANALYTICS FIRM 605

    Mar 27, 2019

    Independent data analytics firm 605 today announced a deal with Vizio-owned Inscape to add the company’s smart TV viewership data into 605’s national data set.605 said the deal will expand its set-top box viewership data measurement footprint to include more than 20 million households ac...


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    NBA’S MAGIC LEAP APP LETS YOU WATCH BASKETBALL IN AUGMENTED REALITY

    Mar 26, 2019

    Basketball fans can now experience the game in augmented reality. The NBA now has a mixed-reality app for the Magic Leap One headset that will allow for a wide range of immersive features. Fans with the mixed-reality headset can now view live NBA games, game replays, and highlights across multiple v...


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    APPLE TV+ JOINS CROWDED MARKET FOR STREAMING OPTIONS

    Mar 26, 2019

    Apple Inc unveiled its Apple TV+ original content streaming service and Apple TV Channels subscription service on Monday without a price tag, making it difficult to evaluate how the new ventures will stack up to Netflix Inc and other competitors. The Apple TV+ service features original content from ...


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    ALL THE PLAYSTATION VR VIDEOGAME RELEASE DATE’S FROM SONY’S STATE OF PLAY BROADCAST

    Mar 26, 2019

    To kick off the first State of Play programme Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) had quite the virtual reality (VR) show to put on, with a myriad of videogame announcements almost purely focused on PlayStation VR. It all went by in quite a burr of videos, dates and information, so VRFocus has coll...


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    PBS IN TALKS TO JOIN STREAMING TV SERVICES BY THE END OF THE YEAR

    Mar 26, 2019

    PBS is advancing its streaming video strategy and that in part means continuing to move forward with deals to secure carriage on streaming TV services like Sling TV and Hulu with Live TV.According to the Current, PBS hopes to have deals in place with streaming TV services by the end of the year.&ldq...


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    UBISOFT ANNOUNCES SECOND VR ESCAPE ROOM ‘BEYOND MEDUSA’S GATE’

    Mar 26, 2019

    Ubisoft Blue Byte is debuting a new experience on the Ubisoft Escape Games platform in the form of “Beyond Medusa’s Gate.”“Beyond Medusa’s Gate” is the second location-based VR escape room experience from Ubisoft Blue Byte, and it’s set to debut this May at ...


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    SPOTIFY BUYS PARCAST TO FURTHER GOAL TO LEAD IN STREAMING AUDIO

    Mar 26, 2019

    Spotify Technology, producer of the audio streaming subscription service, announced Tuesday (March 26) it is acquiring Parcast, a storytelling-driven podcast studio, for an undisclosed sum.In a press release, Spotify said that since Parcast’s 2016 launch, it has rolled out 18 podcast series, w...


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    HOW TO STREAM PC GAMES TO YOUR XBOX ONE

    Mar 26, 2019

    Xbox has toyed with a Wireless Display app on and off for years, but at long last, it's finally available to the general public. And, since you can now stream (almost) anything you want from your PC to your Xbox One, PC gamers have jumped on the opportunity to try Steam games on their Xboxes for...


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    ENHANCE YOUR 360-DEGREE VIDEO WITH RICH360

    Mar 26, 2019

    Content-optimized 360° video rendering technology could take immersive filmmaking to the next level.South Korean computer graphics and visual technology company KAI Inc. is looking to breath new life into the 360-degree format with breakthrough technology that could drastically improve the quali...


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    ADOBE TAPS ROKU TO OFFER CUSTOMERS TARGETED OTT ADVERTISING

    Mar 26, 2019

    Adobe on Tuesday announced a new agreement with Roku to offer its Advertising Cloud, Adobe Audience Manager and Adobe Analytics customers the option to target audience segments with first-party data on Roku’s platform.Adobe is promising the integration will provide activation for programmatic ...


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    MARVEL’S IRON MAN VR COMING TO PLAYSTATION VR IN 2019

    Mar 25, 2019

    “Marvel’s Iron Man VR” is coming to PlayStation VR this year, it was announced during Monday’s State of Play presentation.In a cinematic video shown during the presentation, we see the player take on the point of view of Tony Stark from inside of the Iron Man suit, as he flie...


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    SONY SOLD 4.2 MILLION PSVR HEADSETS

    Mar 25, 2019

    Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 million headsets sold through March 3, 2019. Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. Samsung released some sales figures for its Gear VR headsets, but those systems offer a different caliber of experience co...


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    VALVE PSYCHOLOGIST EXPLORES CONTROLLING GAMES DIRECTLY WITH YOUR BRAIN

    Mar 24, 2019

    Mike Ambinder, a psychologist and researcher at Valve, packed a room at the Game Developers Conference with a talk on whether you can control games directly with a brain-computer interface (BCI).Increasingly, game developers are asking whether a 17-button controller or a mouse/keyboard are the best ...


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    ARMZ VR IS A GIANT MECH WAVE SHOOTER COMING TO STEAM EARLY ACCESS NEXT WEEK

    Mar 22, 2019

    There have been a number of mech-based virtual reality (VR) shooters appear for gamers with Vox Machinae and  Archangel: Hellfire two of the best. Today, indie development studio Televisor has revealed its giant robot-based shooter,  ArmZ VR, which is coming to Steam Early Access next week...


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    DETAILS RELEASED ON NINTENDO LABO: VR KIT, PRE-ORDERS NOW OPEN

    Mar 22, 2019

    Nintendo announced its return to virtual reality (VR) earlier this month by unveiling the Labo VR Kit for its hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch. At the time only brief details were released showcasing the various cardboard components and what the cost would be. Now, Nintendo has released a new tra...


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    VERTIGO GAMES BELIEVES ‘LOCATION-BASED VIRTUAL REALITY’ IS FUTURE OF VR

    Mar 22, 2019

    As virtual reality becomes more and more available, many developers are looking for new frontiers to expand the experiences offered by the tech.For Netherlands-based Vertigo Games, that next frontier is what they call “location-based virtual reality.” It’s essentially high-quality ...


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    VARIETY AND EASE MOST IMPORTANT QUALITIES IN A STREAMING SERVICE

    Mar 22, 2019

    Nielsen asked people what they look for in a streaming video service, and variety of content (57%), ease of use (56%), and access to movies (52%) top the list.The least important features are access to live sports (35%) and the availability of a skinny bundle (28%).Those results come from Nielsen...


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    24I MEDIA CONTINUES M&A BINGE WITH STREAMONE ACQUISITION

    Mar 21, 2019

    24i Media has been on an M&A hot streak lately, and the video app developer is keeping that momentum going by announcing Thursday that it’s acquiring media technology provider StreamOne. StreamOne, founded in 2012, offers a suite of tools for multiplatform, multidevice publishing of videos...


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    DISNEY CLOSES $71 BILLION DEAL FOR FOX ENTERTAINMENT ASSETS

    Mar 20, 2019

    Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it p...


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    HTC TEAMS UP WITH NVIDIA IN VR DEVELOPMENT

    Mar 19, 2019

    Smartphone brand HTC Corp., which made inroads into the global virtual reality market by unveiling its first VR headset -- the Vive -- in 2015, has teamed up with American graphics chip designer NVIDIA Corp. in VR development.In a statement released overnight, HTC announced at the GPU Technology Con...


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    GOOGLE’S STADIA AIMS TO TURN ANY SCREEN INTO A POWERFUL GAMING CONSOLE

    Mar 19, 2019

    Stadia is Google’s game streaming service that is designed to let you play high-end games on most modern screens — be they phone, laptop, tablet, computer or TV — with very little download time and no loss of fidelity, the company announced Tuesday at the Game Developers Conference...


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    IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT AND CONNECTIVITY MARKET ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, STANDARDIZATION, KEY TRENDS FORECASTS 2026

    Mar 19, 2019

    The global In-flight entertainment and connectivitymarket is anticipated to reach USD 9.09 billion by 2026. The development of innovative wireless solution and rising BYOD trend is anticipated to propel the market growth for In-flight entertainment and connectivity market. Further, the demand is pro...


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    PIXELWORKS’ QUALCOMM DEAL COULD IMPROVE HDR VIDEO STREAMING ON PHONES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Pixelworks, a maker of display quality chips for both AMOLEDs and LCDs, is partnering with Qualcomm to offer its visual display calibration solution as a software service for devices based on the Snapdragon 855 chipset.Among other things, the agreement will help streaming HDR video look better on mo...


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    KHRONOS GROUP RELEASES EARLY OPENXR SPEC FOR AR AND VR HARDWARE STANDARDS

    Mar 18, 2019

    The Khronos Group has announced the ratification and public release of the OpenXR 0.90 provisional specification for royalty-free standards related to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality VR devices, collectively known as XR.This means that software makers will know how to make software that r...


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    SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT INFLUENCER SERIES KICKS OFF AT 2019 NAB SHOW

    Mar 18, 2019

    The 2019 NAB Show has added another event to its program lineup, announcing the launch of the new “Influencer Series: Sports and Entertainment.” This two-day program will feature in-depth discussion on subjects that impact broadcasters, like how to attract new viewers and the development...


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    OPTITRACK TO SHOWCASE ITS SIGNATURE PULSE ACTIVE TRACKING TECHNOLOGY AT GDC 2019

    Mar 18, 2019

    OptiTrack’s tracking technology is used by location-based entertainment (LBE) centres specialising in virtual reality (VR) around the world, and at GDC 2019 this week the company is showcasing its latest tech. Guests at the expo will be able to see OptiTrack’s latest six degrees of freed...


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    COMCAST BLENDS NBCU, SKY ADVANCED AD TECH FOR GLOBAL SALES PITCH

    Mar 18, 2019

    NBCUniversal and Sky, both owned by Comcast, on Monday announced AdSmart, a global advanced advertising platform that will combine solutions and tech from both companies.NBCU’s Audience Studio advanced targeting solutions will be a part of the offering alongside Sky's addressable advertisi...


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    A NINTENDO SWITCH BUNDLE, PLAYSTATION STORE SALE, AND MORE OF THE WEEK’S BEST GAMING DEALS

    Mar 16, 2019

    This Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day and while that isn’t generally known as a shopping holiday, several PC retailers are running sales this weekend. Green Man Gaming is leaning into the holiday, with coupon code LUCKY13 taking an extra 13 percent off already discounted PC game codes. Fanati...


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    THERAPISTS EXPLORE VIRTUAL REALITY TO HELP PATIENTS

    Mar 16, 2019

    The technology behind V.R. can put you in the world of fantasy, space, or even the post-apocalypse if you want. But now a group of therapists is proving the imaginary spaces don't have to be gaming related - and the technology has more potential to heal than previously thought. Researchers at th...


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    ADAM ORTH ON QUEST AND STANDALONE VR: ‘EVERYONE’S GOING TO HAVE THEM AT SOME POINT’

    Mar 15, 2019

    Former Firewall: Zero Hour developer Adam Orth thinks that standalone headsets like Oculus Quest could mark a turning point for the VR industry.Speaking to Game Daily, Orth revealed that he has “three or four” VR projects “in the stages of being greenlit.” One of those includ...


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    HTC’S VIVEPORT INFINITY READIES $13/MONTH UNLIMITED VR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE

    Mar 14, 2019

    HTC’s Viveport, the app marketplace for the company’s virtual reality goggles, on Thursday announced pricing for its upcoming Viveport Infinity unlimited VR subscription service.Infinity, which is launching April 2, will charge users either $12.99 per month or $99 per year for unlimited ...


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    COMCAST’S FREEWHEEL TEAMS WITH SMART TV DATA COMPANY INSCAPE, REBRANDS MEDIA SALES

    Mar 14, 2019

    Comcast’s ad tech division FreeWheel is partnering with Inscape, a smart TV data company owned by Vizio, to gain access to the company’s more than 10 million smart TVs in the U.S. Per the terms of the deal, FreeWheel can use Inscape’s opt-in smart TV viewership data (which uses aut...


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    ‘FORTNITE’ SEASON EIGHT, WEEK THREE CHALLENGES GUIDE

    Mar 14, 2019

    Season eight’s week-three challenges are live in “Fortnite,” and that means new ways to earn Battle Stars and experience. By collecting more Battle Stars and upping their tier, up to a season maximum of 100, players can earn limited-time rewards like cosmetic outfits and XP boosts....


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    MICROSOFT OFFICIALLY REVEALS XBOX LIVE FOR ANDROID

    Mar 14, 2019

    A few weeks ago, Microsoft's GDC 2019 event listing described a new Xbox Live SDK heading to Android and iOS, as well as Nintendo Switch. Today we got the official announcement ... but Nintendo Switch support is mysteriously missing.Today, Microsoft unveiled a suite of new tools for game develop...


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    UNIVISION PARTNERS WITH NAPSTER FOR REVAMPED UFORIA MUSIC STREAMING APP

    Mar 14, 2019

    Univision is set to announce at SXSW today that it has partnered with Napster to bring more music streaming choices to its revamped Uforia app. In addition to live streams of Univision’s 58 local radio stations, the app is now also offering users hundreds of playlist based on Napster’s c...


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    6SENSE ANNOUNCES SALESFORCE PARDOT INTEGRATION FOR REVENUE TEAMS TO LAUNCH COMPREHENSIVE ABM PROGRAMS

    Mar 14, 2019

    6sense, a leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, extends its relationship with Salesforce to include an all-new integration with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. This integration combines marketing execution from Salesforce Pardot with the time-based pr...

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    OTT TECH FIRM DACAST BUYS VIDEO HOSTING SPECIALIST VZAAR

    Mar 13, 2019

    DaCast, a software-as-a-service firm offering video hosting and livestreaming solutions, announced today that it’s buying video hosting platform vzaar. "We are excited to welcome vzaar into the DaCast family," said DaCast CEO Stephane Roulland in a statement. "This acquisition w...


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    NEW XBOX WIRELESS DISPLAY APP BRINGS PC STREAMING TO XBOX ONE

    Mar 13, 2019

    Microsoft has debuted its new and improved Wireless Display app for Xbox One, bringing cable-free PC streaming to its home console. While formerly tied in development, amid to several years of Xbox Insider Program testing, its surprise rollout brings a wave of new functionality for PC owners.First d...


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    VALVE TO SHOW ‘NEW FEATURES AND UPDATES’ FOR STEAM AND MORE AT GDC

    Mar 13, 2019

    Today a representative from Valve reached out to us about a talk the company is hosting at GDC to go over “new features and updates” regarding the Steam platform, multi-platform networking API, market analysis, and more. We did a little Googling and found the full listing for the talk on...


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    FORTNITE CROSS-PLAY NOW POOLS PLAYERS DIFFERENTLY ON CONSOLES AND MOBILE

    Mar 13, 2019

    Fortnite is a free-to-play third-person shooter with building mechanics. The title has become a cultural sensation due to its unique blend of expressive gameplay. In February 2018, Epic Games stated that the title was played by roughly 3.4 million gamers concurrently. Since then, that figure has bal...


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    PROJECT OAR FIGHTS FRAGMENTATION IN CONNECTED TV ADVERTISING

    Mar 13, 2019

    Connected TV viewing and advertising is taking off, but so far each CTV ad platform has its own requirements, causing difficulties for advertisers in easily reaching a large audience with one campaign and then analyzing the results. Several major players banded together to solve this problem, announ...


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    DIRECTV NOW LAUNCHING TWO ‘SLIMMER’ BUNDLES INCLUDING HBO

    Mar 13, 2019

    AT&T-owned streaming TV service DirecTV Now is launching two new “slimmer” channel packages, Plus and Max, both of which include HBO.AT&T didn’t offer up specifics on what channels will be included in each package. But the company said that in addition to HBO, Plus (priced ...


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    NEW GOOGLE VIDEO SHOWS COMPANY SET TO UNVEIL VISION FOR FUTURE OF GAMING AT GDC

    Mar 12, 2019

    With just days until the kick-off of the Game Developers Conference, Google is turning the hype for the keynote unveiling up to 11.In a video released Tuesday, Google asks viewers to join them for the 10 a.m. PT keynote next Tuesday as the company “unveil Google’s vision for the future o...


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    BEAT SABER LOOSES THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE AS THE FIRST MUSIC PACK TRACKS LEAK

    Mar 12, 2019

    Beat Saber fans who are keenly looking forward to the first music pack arriving in a couple of days may want to stop reading. As it turns out, the tracks have been leaked online and verified by the studio. The culprit turns out to be PlayStation.Blog, with the site listing the release of upcoming DL...


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    NBC TO LAUNCH STREAMING OTT NEWS SERVICE

    Mar 12, 2019

    NBC plans to launch its ad-supported streaming OTT news service named NBC News Now in early May.The service will be available free to viewers bringing eight hours of programming per day with live updates at the top of every hour in addition to breaking news.The news service is a continuation of NBC ...


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    MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO CROSS RS 2.35 TRN MARK BY 2021: REPORT

    Mar 12, 2019

    The media and entertainment (M&E) industry is expected to cross the Rs 2.35-lakh-crore mark (around $ 33.6 billion) by 2021, clipping at 11.6 percent annually, says a report.According to a Ficci-EY report, the industry stood at Rs 1.67 lakh crore ($ 23.9 billion) in 2018, growing 13.4 percent ov...


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    PATENT REVEALS DETAILS ON UPCOMING GOOGLE CONTROLLER

    Mar 11, 2019

    A newly-discovered patent revealed specific details about an unannounced Google game controller that could be shown off during the upcoming Game Developers Conference next week.The patent includes information on a special player-facing notification system that’s meant to let players know when ...


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    MICROSOFT TO SHOWCASE 30 GAMES AT GDC 2019

    Mar 11, 2019

    Microsoft is showing off 30 games in its booth and during its Developer Showcase media event during this year’s Game Developers Conference, it announced on Monday.About 13 of those titles are new indies, including Night School Studio’s “Afterparty” and the retro-inspired 2D A...


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    SCORE SIX MONTHS OF XBOX LIVE GOLD FOR THE PRICE OF THREE VIA AMAZON

    Mar 11, 2019

    Amazon is offering three free months of Xbox Live Gold when you buy a three-month subscription at its regular price of $24.99. That means you'll score six months at just $4.17 each. These are digital codes, meaning they'll be accessible to you almost immediately, and you can redeem them righ...


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    NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE VR AWARDS 2019

    Mar 11, 2019

    For the last three years, the VR Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best in virtual reality (VR), from the latest videogames and hardware to the studios and companies that build them and more. Today, the nominations are now open for this year’s awards, with a range of categories ...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY PUTS CRANE OPERATORS IN THE AIR WITHOUT ACTUALLY BEING THERE

    Mar 11, 2019

    The virtual reality crane operating software developed by Edmonton-based Serious Labs can be played on a motion-based platform, where the user sits in an operator chair. With responsive foot pedals, hand controls and a full-motion platform, the simulator recreates the experience of handling a crane,...


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    XBOX ONE S ALL-DIGITAL EDITION IS THE RIGHT CONSOLE FOR THE RIGHT TIME

    Mar 11, 2019

    Microsoft is working on an All-Digital Edition of the Xbox One S, according to new rumors from Microsoft-insider news site Thurrott. This unconfirmed device does not have a disc drive and is launching soon. But this is something that we’ve heard multiple times in the past, and it has yet to ma...


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    WIN A CUSTOM CAPTAIN MARVEL XBOX ONE X

    Mar 10, 2019

    “Higher, further, faster” is one of the taglines for Marvel Studios’ recently released Captain Marvel. Turns out, Xbox and Marvel want to take your gaming higher, further, and faster and are giving gamers a chance to win a custom Captain Marvel Xbox One X. As for the movie, Captain...


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    PUBG LITE (PC): GLOBAL RELEASE AND MORE FEATURES TO BE ADDED

    Mar 10, 2019

    It has been over a month since the PUBG LITE beta released on January 24, 2019. Fans who were not able to play the game given the beta release's regional restrictions have since been anxiously waiting for the global release.In the 2019 March Dev letter released yesterday, the developers revealed...


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    RESEARCHER ACCIDENTALLY DISCOVERS IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM VULNERABILITY

    Mar 09, 2019

    Hector Marco, a cybersecurity professor flying via a British Airways Boeing 777-36N has accidentally discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability (CVE-2019-9019) that can affect in-flight entertainment systems in the particular model, as well as other airplanes. According to the researcher’s rep...


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    MICROSOFT: THE PATH TO CONSUMER AR IS ‘MEASURED IN YEARS’

    Mar 08, 2019

    Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 reveal event last week made one thing clear: this is an enterprise-driven device. If the multiple demos from business partners didn’t make that known, the $3,500 price tag certainly did.But consumer AR is an increasingly popular topic. We can all see a future where...


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    RACKET FURY: TABLE TENNIS VR ADDS CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER

    Mar 08, 2019

    Pixel Edge Games released Racket Fury: Table Tennis VR just over a year ago in 2017 for HTC Vive, and in that time has expanded support to include Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and PlayStation VR. This week the studio announced its biggest update yet for the title, adding cross-platform gameplay for PC pla...


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    MORE RHYTHM ACTION MADNESS ARRIVES WITH AUDICA

    Mar 07, 2019

    Put those sabers down as there’s a new rhythm action videogame in town which wants to eat up all your time. Today sees the return of Harmonix to virtual reality (VR), following up from Rock Band VR with a gun-toting experience called Audica.  Arriving via Early Access on both Steam and Oc...


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    VERTIGO GAMES TURNS SKYWORLD INTO CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER CARD GAME

    Mar 07, 2019

    Vertigo Games released its mix of real-time and turn-based strategy experience Skyworld back in 2017, offering a mashup of several genres. Today, the company in collaboration with Vive Studios have announced a new title in the franchise, a multiplayer card-battler called Skyworld: Kingdom Brawl. Des...


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    COMCAST STUDY SUGGESTS AD STRATEGIES FOR ‘THE NEW TV’

    Mar 07, 2019

    Comcast Spotlight, the company’s advertising sales division, released a new study with suggestions for how advertisers can best optimize campaigns for a “New TV” landscape.Spotlight cited broader access to programming and deeper viewership data as two reasons why television and tel...


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    VALVE LAYS OFF PARTS OF VR TEAM, DENIES CHANGE IN DIRECTION

    Mar 07, 2019

    Video game publisher and distributor Valve has laid off some of the staffers working on its VR initiatives, the company confirmed Thursday. However, a spokesperson said that this doesn’t mean Valve is exiting VR, sending Variety the following statement:“Last month, 13 full-time employees...


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    MICROSOFT TO RELEASE FIRST XBOX ONE 1910 (19H2) BUILD TO SKIP AHEAD XBOX INSIDERS TODAY

    Mar 07, 2019

    Xbox Insiders on the Skip Ahead ring are about to receive a first build from the new “19H2” development branch today. Head of the Xbox Insider program Brad Rossetti announced the “huge leap forward” today, though we don’t have any details about new features coming in th...


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    DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE AWESOME HUMBLE BUNDLE VR DEALS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Humble Bundle–the popular digital storefront for video game software, books, and comics–is constantly dropping massive discounts on some incredible entertainment content. Whether it be their stellar monthly subscription service, or their weekly sales where users can choose their own pric...


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    NEWEGG STOPS SELLING OCULUS RIFT, FUELING HARDWARE UPDATE SPECULATIONS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Facebook’s Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset has disappeared from the website of electronics retailer Newegg, fueling speculations that the company may be getting ready to introduce an updated version of the device.The Rift is also listed as sold out on Bestbuy.com, and out of stock on ...


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    SONOS INTRODUCES NEW VERSION OF ITS SONOS ONE SPEAKER

    Mar 06, 2019

    Sonos is introducing a new version of the Sonos One, its budget-priced smart speaker, this week. The second-generation Sonos One will look and work just like the original, but come with an updated processor, more memory and support for Bluetooth LE.The new Sonos One will also pack 4 microphones inst...


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    MORE RUMORS POINT TO DISC-LESS XBOX ONE, HERE IN SPRING

    Mar 06, 2019

    Another report, again citing unnamed sources, says a new Xbox One S model launching this year won’t have a disc drive. In fact, it could be here sooner than expected.Somewhat corroborating, or at least aligning, with earlier reports, Windows Central says the disc-less S (say that one very fast...


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    PUBG MOBILE MIGHT SOON LET YOU PLAY AS A ZOMBIE

    Mar 06, 2019

    PUBG Mobile, the mobile counterpart of the Battle Royale multiplayer title for PC and consoles, was updated last month with a new Zombie mode. The Zombie: Survive Till Dawn limited time event added fresh gameplay to the title and is a result of collaboration between Resident Evil 2 and Tencent. Play...


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    DIRECTIVE RANKS #1 IN CLUTCH’S TOP B2B MARKETING SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Mar 06, 2019

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, has recently been honored as the number one B2B marketing and advertising service provider in Los Angeles, according to Clutch. Clutch is a B2B research, ratings and reviews site that identifies leading IT and marketing service provi...

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    PUBG LITE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW PUBG PC LITE

    Mar 05, 2019

    PUBG has always brought something new and useful to fulfill the wishes of everyone. Coming a long way, from PUBG PC to PUBG mobile and trying every possible way to reach out to everybody has proven successful though.It has never let the excitement to come down. So, the PUBG team is again up with a L...


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    FACEBOOK ‘OPEN TO WEIRD, ARTSY GAMES’ FOR OCULUS QUEST IF ‘HIGH-QUALITY’

    Mar 05, 2019

    When asked if Oculus Quest store curation will allow for “weird, artsy games”, Facebook’s Chris Pruett had the following to say: Last week Facebook announced Quest’s store would have a different content policy than previous headsets — a more console-like policy. On Rift...


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    HARMAN WANTS TO USE ROBOTIC SPEAKERS TO MAKE VR SOUND MORE REAL

    Mar 05, 2019

    Get ready for robotic speakers to whizz around in your living room while you are having fun in virtual reality: Samsung subsidiary Harman got a patent awarded this week to map sounds from virtual reality (VR) games and experiences to one or more robotic speakers.The patented technology is meant to d...


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    GLOBAL OVER THE TOP (OTT) MARKET GROWTH 2019 – AKAMAI, APPLE, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, LIMELIGHT NETWORKS

    Mar 05, 2019

    Market study report titled Global Over The Top (OTT) Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025 recently published by Market Research Place provides key information about the industry, current situation and upcoming market condition, expert opinions, and the latest developments across the globe. This stu...


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    AR FIRM BIBA RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 MOST INNOVATIVE GAMING COMPANIES

    Mar 04, 2019

    The developers behind AR-powered smart playgroundsChild obesity rates in the United States have soared since 1970. Nearly one in five school-age kids in the U.S. currently have the disease, and parents can blame—in part—kids’ increasing desire to sit on the couch.While a number of ...


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    FORTNITE PLAYERS VOICE CONCERNS ABOUT PS4 AND XBOX ONE PERFORMANCE, EPIC GAMES RESPONDS

    Mar 04, 2019

    Fortnite players received a response from Epic Games after bringing attention to a degraded experience on consoles with the developer asking those who are encountering issues to continue sharing reports and evidence of their problems.Players have been voicing concerns about the state of Fortnite&rsq...


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    IWONDER LAUNCHES NEW STREAMING SERVICE

    Mar 04, 2019

    Another streaming service has launched hoping to take a share of the growing market in Australia.iwonder is a documentary-focused service that will charge $6.99 per month or $69.99 for an annual subscription. In addition to Australia, it will also launch in New Zealand and Singapore this week.It wil...


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    THE POPULARITY OF AR AND VR IN ASIA-PACIFIC

    Mar 04, 2019

    Improvements in technology have substantially affected the momentum of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in areas around the world, including in the Asia-Pacific region.A few years ago, the mainstream public hadn’t heard of AR yet, even though it had been around since the early 9...


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    BATMAN “MIXED REALITY” DEMO SHOWS VR CLOUD GAMING STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO

    Mar 04, 2019

    At this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) it seemed every mobile network operator on the planet was hocking the next hotness in data connectivity, the magical alphanumeric ‘5G’. It’s true 5G is slated to make way for plenty of changes in how users consume mobile content than...


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    ESL & OCULUS ANNOUNCE ESPORTS VR LEAGUE SEASON 3, BIGGEST PRIZE POOL YET

    Mar 04, 2019

    ESL, the world’s largest esports organizer, and Oculus announced that season three of the VR League will kickoff on March 24th. A prize pool, which is touted as the league’s largest yet, tallies a total of $250,000.VR League is bringing two new games to the competition this season: Ready...


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    ADVENTURE SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH MONROE SPORTS OPERATORS TO CREATE NEW BASKETBALL OPPORTUNITIES AT THE JERSEY SHORE

    Mar 03, 2019

    In addition to its 89 foot-high two-story sports dome, Adventure Sports and Entertainment will boast more than 450,000 square feet of multi-use outdoor turf fields and 55,000 square feet of high-performance convertible hard court space for basketball, volleyball, futsal and 50,000 square feet of ind...


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    VIRTUAL REALITY FIRM ESTABLISHING ITSELF AS A MAJOR PLAYER IN MARKET

    Mar 03, 2019

    A firm which specialises in virtual reality experiences had revenues of £2.9m in the last year. Immotion, which is based in Salford Quays, has published its final results.The company had revenues of £1.9m from continuing operations but its underlying losses before tax were £2.9m. T...


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    STREAMING SERVICES NOW MAKE UP 75 PERCENT OF MUSIC INDUSTRY REVENUE

    Mar 02, 2019

    According to a new year-end music industry report by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), streaming music services like Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and others are continuing to grow in popularity, and in 2018, it was responsible for 75 percent of total U.S. musi...


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    OCULUS QUEST ‘SIGNIFICANTLY FASTER’ THAN OCULUS GO, 6DOF TRACKING ‘DOESN’T AFFECT’ PERFORMANCE

    Mar 02, 2019

    Oculus Director of Ecosystem Chris Pruett revealed in a forum AMA yesterday that Oculus Quest will be “significantly faster” than Oculus Go: Quest is significantly faster than Oculus Go from both a CPU and GPU perspective. Part of this is just the raw performance of the chipset itself, b...


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    WHAT IS BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AND HOW CAN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY USE IT

    Mar 01, 2019

    At its core, blockchain technology is a decentralized and transparent way of exchanging information. Each “block” is a recorded transaction, which is shared on a peer-to-peer network consisting of “nodes.” A node is a device, such as a computer, that contains a history of all...


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    THE STORY OF SEGA VR: SEGA'S FAILED VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

    Mar 01, 2019

    Video game giant Sega almost became a pioneer in the home virtual reality (VR) market.With all of the excitement around VR and augmented reality (AR) happening today it's easy to forget the same thing almost happened nearly 30 years ago as well. Anyone who followed video games and consumer elect...


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    SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE’S’ JOURNEY FROM VIDEO GAME TO OSCARS

    Mar 01, 2019

    Dan Slott wants to make one thing very clear: “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” — animated tour-de-force, Oscar winner, the best Spidey movie ever made — is its own thing.“It tells the story of Miles,” Slott says. “The heart of the movie is that.”But,...


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    PUBG MOBILE ZOMBIE MODE: FOR THE REAL CHICKEN LOVERS

    Mar 01, 2019

    Player Unknown's Battleground mobile lovers out there must have experienced the new and exciting event of the most heartthrob game of the country. The new PUBG X RE 2 collaboration has brought their fans a whole new level of excitement, from killing those walking dead with deadly machine guns an...


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    SPATIAL AUDIO APP TRAVERSE TO LAUNCH AT SXSW WITH IMMERSIVE ELVIS EXPERIENCE

    Feb 28, 2019

    Forget VR headsets: The next frontier for immersive storytelling may be your headphones, thanks to a new spatial audio platform that New York-based Vrai Pictures is set to unveil at SXSW next month. Traverse, as the platform is called, allows users to map their surroundings with the help of mobile a...


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    REDDIT IS TESTING TIPPING WITH A SINGLE LUCKY USER

    Feb 28, 2019

    Reddit is experimenting with a new tipping feature that could give its users a chance to earn some real cash: The self-proclaimed front page of the internet is currently testing tipping on a single Subreddit, with tips benefitting just one lucky user.“Anyone in r/shittymorph can now tip u/shit...


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    NEW VIDEO STREAMING COMING TO LIBRARY

    Feb 28, 2019

    If you are looking to keep your child occupied in the airport, or on long road trips, then you will probably be happy to learn that they will be able to watch movies from where ever they are. It is all made possible by the Peoria Public Library!The library has made it their goal to provide streaming...


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    VIACOM EYES DISTRIBUTOR PARTNERSHIPS FOR PLUTO TV

    Feb 27, 2019

    Viacom’s deal for Pluto TV offers a big advertising revenue opportunity for the company. To expand Pluto’s reach and drive up inventory value, Viacom is eyeing distributor partnerships.Speaking today at a Morgan Stanley investor conference, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish said distributors with la...


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    HSEL SPRING MAJORS HAS LARGEST PRIZING IN HIGH SCHOOL ESPORTS HISTORY

    Feb 27, 2019

    The High School Esports League (HSEL) is offering over $174,000 in MSI peripherals during its Spring Majors, making it the largest prize pool in high school esports history, the organization announced on Wednesday.The 2019 Spring Majors regular season runs eight weeks from Mar. 18 to May 26. The ent...


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    DISNEY IN ACTIVE TALKS WITH AT&T TO ACQUIRE WARNERMEDIA’S 10% HULU STAKE

    Feb 27, 2019

    Disney wants to get even more control over Hulu: The company is in active discussions with AT&T to acquire the 10% stake that WarnerMedia owns in the streaming joint venture, Variety has learned.A knowledgeable source confirmed the talks, which come as Disney heads down the homestretch in gainin...


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    OCULUS QUEST TO HAVE STRICT GAME CONSOLE-LIKE STORE CURATION

    Feb 27, 2019

    A new blog post authored by Facebook’s Chris Pruett announces a stricter process for software approval on the upcoming Oculus Quest Store.Facebook’s standalone VR system should ship in the coming months starting at only $400. Quest is a hybrid of the company’s previous efforts with...


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    ANGRY BIRDS VR AND BAIT! DEV RESOLUTION GAMES WORKING ON ‘A FEW’ OCULUS QUEST GAMES

    Feb 27, 2019

    Now that GDC is fast-approaching more and more VR developers are coming out of the woodwork to place their “We’re making games on Oculus Quest!” billboards for all the world to see. Recently Fast Travel Games, creators of Apex Construct, did so on Twitter and now Resolution Games, ...


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    SLING TV DISCOUNTS BASE PLANS TO $15 A MONTH

    Feb 27, 2019

    Dish’s internet TV service Sling TV is introducing significant discounts as part of a tax day promotion: Both of the service’s base plans, Sling Blue and Sling Orange, are available for $15 a month for 3 months, as opposed to the usual $25 per month price tag.Consumers can combine the tw...


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    SPORTS STREAMER DAZN SETS MOTOGP SERIES AS IT EXPANDS ORIGINALS

    Feb 27, 2019

    As the generalist streamers dive deeper into sports programming, specialist sports player DAZN is growing its lineup of originals alongside its coverage of live events. Next up is “In Our Blood,” a three-part series about three generations of iconic Spanish MotoGP riders: Alex Criville, ...


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    ‘WONDER PARK’ TOPS STUDIOS’ TV AD SPENDING

    Feb 27, 2019

    In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Wonder Park.”Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $6.9 million th...


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    TELESTREAM ANNOUNCES CHANNEL CREATION, CLOUD PROCESSING SOLUTIONS

    Feb 26, 2019

    OTT providers these days need to spin up new channels in a hurry. How does 10 to 15 minutes sound?That's the promise digital video solutions company Telestream is making for OptiQ, a channel-as-a-service solution it announced today. Whether content owners are creating a long-term business or a p...


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    OCULUS RIFT OUT OF STOCK AT SOME RETAILERS, AVAILABLE ‘MAINLY ONLINE’

    Feb 26, 2019

    If you want to purchase an Oculus Rift right now on Amazon.com the VR headset may not ship until after the Game Developers Conference in March.We’ve watched stock of the Rift headset closely as reported at various retailers. Over the last few months we’ve seen a number of physical stores...


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    MASSIVE ‘RED DEAD ONLINE’ UPDATE LIVE NOW, BRINGING NEW MODES, WEAPONS, MORE

    Feb 26, 2019

    The biggest “Red Dead Online” update yet is live now, bringing a path of new gameplay options, weapons and clothing, and player-requested balancing changes.There are Gold Nuggets and XP up for grabs if you complete a series of Daily Challenges. You can check your Player Menu to check out...


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    AR AND VR CREATORS HAVE AN UNHERALDED TOOL TO MAKE THEIR CONTENT SHINE: 3D RECONSTRUCTION TECH

    Feb 26, 2019

    Last month, a team of researchers from the University of Washington debuted an experimental technique that cuts characters straight out of a static 2D image and transforms them into 3D animations that literally step out into the real world with the help of AR as the medium. The Photo Wake-Up method ...


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    THE BEST FREE AND LEGAL VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES OFFERED BY LIBRARIES

    Feb 26, 2019

    The video streaming service wars are ramping up: In addition to the big names like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, there's the niche services like Shudder and Crunchyroll, plus the upcoming services: Disney and WarnerMedia are planning to launch their own offerings in 2019. Naturally, you'r...


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    COMCAST’S STREAMING SERVICE IS ABOUT TARGETED ADVERTISING

    Feb 26, 2019

    Comcast/NBCUniversal will soon join the ranks of media companies distributing content directly to consumers through streaming services. But for Comcast, the move isn’t really about subscription revenues.Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Con...


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    DISCOVERY UNCONCERNED BY NETFLIX’S ACCELERATING UNSCRIPTED EFFORTS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Discovery Inc.’s bread and butter is unscripted television, and the company has content with competitors in that space like Netflix. But Discovery doesn’t sound overly concerned.When asked about competition in unscripted from companies including Amazon Prime, HBO, Showtime and Netflix, D...


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    QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON 855 PHONES CAN POWER AR/VR GLASSES OVER USB-C

    Feb 25, 2019

    Technology giant Qualcomm sees a range of AR and VR eyewear in 2019 which can be powered over a USB-C wire by phones running its Snapdragon 855 chipset. The silicon technology giant is planning to “pre-validate components and performance between smartphones and XR viewers.” Qualcomm is p...


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    SPOTIFY’S INDIA LAUNCH HITS SNAG AS WARNER MUSIC SUES

    Feb 25, 2019

    Spotify’s long-anticipated launch in India could be days away, but the Swedish company is taking its licensing negotiations with the three major music groups to the wire. While the streamer says it has closed licensing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music, it remains “far apar...


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    NINTENDO’S ‘DRAGALIA LOST’ SURPASSES SUPER MARIO, ANIMAL CROSSING REVENUE ON MOBILE

    Feb 25, 2019

    Nintendo’s latest mobile game, “Dragalia Lost,” came out less than six months ago, but it’s already surpassed “Super Mario Run” and “Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp” in lifetime revenue to date, according to market intelligence company Sensor Tower.Player...


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    UK GOV HOLDING INQUIRY ON GAMING DISORDER, ‘ADDICTIVE TECHNOLOGIES’

    Feb 25, 2019

    The UK Parliament will hold an inquiry regarding gaming disorder and addictive immersive technologies on Wednesday, according to its official government website.The UK government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will look into the larger reach of technologies and their potential t...


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    AMC NETWORK’S STREAMING SERVICE SHUDDER SNAGS GLOBO’S ‘THE NIGHT SHIFTER’

    Feb 25, 2019

    AMC Networks streaming service Shudder has picked up horror film “The Night Shifter” from Brazilian media giant Globo TV in its continued bid to diversify and expand its programming lineup. This is AMC’s second acquisition from Globo, after 10-episode series “Supermax,”...


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    MWC 2019: HOLOLENS 2 IS AN AR HEADSET I’D ACTUALLY USE

    Feb 25, 2019

    I considered myself a HoloLens skeptic. Microsoft’s first-generation AR headset was promising on paper, but the thing bit into my nose, was finicky to use and, well, we all know about the field of view. HoloLens was not, in my opinion, a usable device (I haven’t used Magic Leap One, for ...


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    JUSTGIVING LAUNCHES NEW GAMING FOR SOCIAL GOOD HUB

    Feb 25, 2019

    JustGiving has launched a new initiative to encourage gamers and game publishers to grow the world of charitable giving through computer gaming.According to JustGiving, its new Gaming for Social Good hub will offer players tools and resources to help make gaming for a good cause easy, accessible and...


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    THE WIZARDS – ENHANCED EDITION TO GET A PHYSICAL RELEASE ON PLAYSTATION VR

    Feb 25, 2019

    After confirming development of a PlayStation VR version for The Wizards last summer, Carbon Studio revealed a couple of weeks ago that the videogame would be released in March. Today, Perp Games has now said that a physical version is also on its way, due a month later. Now called The Wizards &ndas...


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    NEXTVR AND QUALCOMM TO DEMO 5G 6DOF VR STREAMING AT MWC19

    Feb 25, 2019

    Love it, hate it, understand it or don’t, VRFocus is talking about the next step in wireless communication, 5G. You may have only just got used to 4G, but its bigger brother has been in development for quite a while, and Mobile World Congress 2019 is overflowing with 5G talk. That’s beca...


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    HOLOLENS 2 SPECS REVEAL 2–3 HOUR ‘ACTIVE’ BATTERY LIFE, OPTIONAL TOP STRAP, & MORE

    Feb 24, 2019

    Microsoft today revealed HoloLens 2, a standalone AR headset and successor to the original HoloLens. While the company is still keeping some specs under wraps, a list of official specs gives further insight into the new headset.HoloLens 2 was announced today boasting a field of view that’s pur...


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    WHY THE HIGH-END DOESN’T MAKE SENSE FOR NINTENDO’S FORAY INTO VR

    Feb 24, 2019

    Late last week rumors popped up suggesting Nintendo is getting into VR in 2019. Reports didn’t reveal much other than that the company could release a headset compatible with its Switch console as part of its Labo line. Past patents and a little data mining support the idea that the Switch cou...


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    APEX CONSTRUCT DEV WORKING ON ‘MULTIPLE GAMES’ FOR OCULUS QUEST

    Feb 22, 2019

    Oculus Quest’s spring 2019 release window is nearing. Despite this, we still don’t know much about its software line-up. But it looks like at least two games are coming from the makers of Apex Construct.Stockholm-based Fast Travel Games announced this week that it’s working on &ldq...


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    PATCH 4 FOR MARVEL POWERS UNITED VR INCLUDES FURTHER GAMEPLAY IMPROVEMENTS

    Feb 22, 2019

    Sanzaru Games might be working on the rather epic looking virtual reality (VR) adventure Asgard’s Wrath but thankfully that hasn’t stopped the team continuing to improve upon last years release, Marvel Powers United VR. Today has seen the fourth Patch arrive for the Super Hero brawler, a...


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    NVIDIA’S NEW VR-READY GEFORCE GTX 1660 TI ARRIVES FOR £259.99

    Feb 22, 2019

    For those looking to buy a decent virtual reality (VR) capable GPU that doesn’t break the bank, then NVIDIA’s latest graphics card might be what you’re after. Today, the company has launched the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. Available today from a selection of partners, the new GPU star...


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    PRESENTATION PLATFORM VRTUOSO SECURES $650,000 INVESTMENT TO BOOST GLOBAL EXPANSION

    Feb 22, 2019

    VRtuoso is a virtual reality (VR) presentation platform for enterprise which VRFocus first encounter last month during CES 2019. This week the company has announced that it has secured $650,000 USD in seed funding in a bid to help it expand operations. The funding round was led by Symvan Capital Lim...


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    FACEBOOK SHUTS DOWN CONTROVERSIAL OVANO VPN APP

    Feb 22, 2019

    Responding to a continued backlash over its data collection practices, Facebook pulled the plug on its Ovano VPN app Friday. Ovano, which promised users an added level of privacy while using public Wifi hotspots, was used by Facebook for market research purposes.Facebook removed the app from the Goo...


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    SMOSH ACQUIRED BY RHETT & LINK’S MYTHICAL ENTERTAINMENT

    Feb 22, 2019

    Smosh, the long-running YouTube comedy brand, has been acquired by Mythical Entertainment, the company formed by Rhett & Link, hosts of comedy show “Good Mythical Morning.”As first reported by Variety last week, Mythical emerged as the leading candidate to buy Smosh, which was left s...


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    MICROSOFT PREPPING GAME PASS FOR NINTENDO SWITCH

    Feb 22, 2019

    Microsoft and Nintendo are working together to bring Xbox titles the Nintendo Switch, according to Direct-Feed Games via Game Informer.The arguably most exciting rumor is that Microsoft-exclusive “Ori and the Blind Forest” will be published on the Nintendo Switch, though there are more t...


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    EMINEM ARRIVES ON OCULUS HEADSETS IN MARSHALL FROM DETROIT

    Feb 21, 2019

    Felix & Paul Studios’ Eminem project is now available on Oculus headsets.Marshall From Detroit is a 21-minute look into Marshall Mathers aka Eminem and his origins in Detroit. You can grab the 8 GB download for free on Oculus Go, Rift and Gear VR. Marshall From Detroit premiered at the Sun...


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    BOOK REVEALS CANCELED OCULUS RIFT SUCCESSORS TUZI AND VENICE

    Feb 21, 2019

    Blake Harris’ new book The History Of The Future reveals two canceled Oculus Rift successor projects codenamed ‘Tuzi’ and ‘Venice’.In October of last year, TechCrunch reported the cancellation of a Rift 2 project codenamed ‘Caspar’. This means that a total o...


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    COOPERATIVE INNOVATIONS CLOSES £500K SEED FUNDING, LAUNCHES VR ANIMATION TECH ‘IKABOD’

    Feb 21, 2019

    British virtual reality (VR) developer Cooperative Innovations – the team behind Raiders of Erda – has announced the closure of a seed funding round, securing the company £500K of investment. Alongside, the funding, the studio has released a proprietary VR animation technology, Ika...


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    VICE MEDIA TAPS JOE SIMON AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

    Feb 21, 2019

    Joe Simon has been tapped as chief technology officer at Vice Media.The newly created role will include oversight of data analytics, engineering, information technology, media operations, media technology, post production, and systems management. Prior to Vice, Simon spent three years as Encompass D...


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    NETFLIX ORIGINAL CONTENT OUTSCORES HBO, HULU, AMAZON ON CUSTOMER-SATISFACTION SURVEY

    Feb 21, 2019

    Netflix is spending more on content than rivals by billions — and its customers continue to give Netflix’s original programming higher marks than the rest of the field.As of Feb. 7, 2019, Netflix customers gave the streamer’s original content a score of 81 out of 100, according to ...


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    MONUMENTAL SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES SECOND PHASE OF RENOVATIONS AND UPGRADES TO CAPITAL ONE ARENA

    Feb 21, 2019

    Monumental Sports & Entertainment has announced a second phase of renovations and cutting-edge upgrades to the fan experience at Capital One Arena as part of an additional $15 million renovation investment in the venue.  The entirely privately-funded project will complement last summer&rsqu...


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    VIDEO WILL MAKE UP 79% OF ALL MOBILE TRAFFIC BY 2022, SAYS CISCO

    Feb 20, 2019

    Cisco released a global mobile traffic update to its Visual Networking Index (VNI) yesterday, forecasting growth in the global mobile market through 2022, and it sees mobile traffic nearing a zettabyte by the end of that period. At that time, mobile will make up almost 20% of global IP traffic.As a ...


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    VALVE RETIRING NON-GAMING VIDEOS, VIDEO SECTION FROM STEAM

    Feb 20, 2019

    The video section of the Steam menu has been retired, and an undisclosed number of non-gaming video will be pulled from the Steam Store due to apparent lack of interest, according to a news update from Valve Tuesday.The video section of the Steam Store had both paid and free content for Steam users,...


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    TONK TONK GAMES RAISES $2 MILLION FOR UFIGHTER MOBILE GAME WITH YOUR FACE IN IT

    Feb 19, 2019

    Tonk Tonk Games has raised $2 million in funding from Bitkraft Esports Ventures to build its uFighter mobile game, where you play as one of the fighters.The company wants to provide players with a more personalized play experience and high spectatorship, which is why it will put a cartoon version of...


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    CISCO PREDICTS VIDEO WILL ACCOUNT FOR 79% OF GLOBAL MOBILE DATA TRAFFIC BY 2022

    Feb 19, 2019

    Video consumption is growing at an impressive rate; so much so that within the next three years it will account for nearly four-fifths of all mobile traffic, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index.Cisco forecasts 79% of global mobile data traffic will be video by 2022. That’...


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    11 LONG-DELAYED GAMES THAT DISAPPOINTED

    Feb 19, 2019

    This week saw the release of Crackdown 3, a game that Xbox One owners have been waiting for since the release of the system. Developers Sumo Digital had lots of big promises for the latest-gen installment in their super-powered open world franchise — most notably a city of New Providence hoste...


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    ‘PUBG MOBILE’ X ‘RESIDENT EVIL 2’ DEBUT ‘ZOMBIE: SURVIVE TILL DAWN’ CROSSOVER EVENT

    Feb 19, 2019

    “Resident Evil 2” meets “PUBG Mobile” with the portable battle royale’s new gameplay mode “Zombie: Survive Till Dawn,” available now.The new collaboration between the mobile iteration of “PUBG” and the survival horror hit “Resident Evil 2&r...


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    SOUNDCLOUD LAUNCHES TOOL TO DISTRIBUTE MUSIC TO OTHER STREAMING SERVICES

    Feb 19, 2019

    SoundCloud today announced a new distribution tool that enables artists to distribute their music to other streaming services. The feature, currently in open beta the service’s Pro and Pro Unlimited platforms, means that artists can upload their music to SoundCloud competitors including Apple ...


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    FORTNITE ON APP STORE USURPED BY ‘PUBG MOBILE’ IN JANUARY

    Feb 19, 2019

    Player spending in “PUBG Mobile” overtook the amount spent in the iOS version of “Fortnite” last month for the first time, according to Sensor Tower.Global spending in “PUBG Mobile” was up 24% from December, with players spending an estimated $45.2 million on the ...


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    GOOGLE SCHEDULES GDC EVENT, REPORTEDLY FOR CLOUD GAMING SERVICE

    Feb 19, 2019

    Google has scheduled an event for 10 a.m. Pacific time March 19 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. That is reportedly where it will unveil more details of Project Stream.Code-named Yeti, the project will reportedly enable gamers to stream high-quality games to any device, fulfilling...


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    PLAYSTATION EXEC SAYS PSVR WILL SEE A DRAMATIC CHANGE IN NEXT 10 YEARS

    Feb 18, 2019

    PlayStation’s PSVR headset hasn’t exactly taken over the world, but the head of PlayStation says the company has big plans for its VR console.Shawn Layden told Game Informer that the next 10 years of the PSVR’s development will be dramatic, but he didn’t provide any specifics...


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    FIX YOUR OCULUS RIFT’S AUDIO ISSUE USING PALMER LUCKEY’S FREE REPAIR KIT

    Feb 18, 2019

    The Oculus Rift will soon be celebrating its third anniversary, helping launch high-end virtual reality (VR) gaming into the world. Like most pieces of hardware, it hasn’t been completely smooth sailing, with customers experiencing issues that sometimes only appear once a device is in the hand...


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    USA TODAY LAUNCHES OSCARS AR EXPERIENCE TO HIGHLIGHT WORK OF COSTUME DESIGNERS

    Feb 18, 2019

    USA Today is getting ready for the Academy Awards with an augmented reality (AR) experience dedicated to the work of the costume designers on some of the Oscar-nominated movies.The experience, which went live in USA Today’s Android and iOS app Monday, presents wardrobe from 6 movies in augment...


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    WOULD SAUDI ARABIA BE THE FUTURE PROMISING LAND FOR ENTERTAINMENT?

    Feb 16, 2019

    Saudi Arabia, which hosted a series of path-breaking concerts last month, is preparing to host a regional forum on cinema in April. The message is clear: The kingdom is opening up entertainment options for its citizens that even two years ago would have been unthinkable. Not just that, these project...


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    HERE ARE THE GAMES LEAVING XBOX GAME PASS THIS MONTH

    Feb 15, 2019

    Ten games are leaving Xbox Game Pass at the end of February, headlined by Shadow Warrior, Massive Chalice, Sonic CD, and Resident Evil Revelations 2.Xbox Game Pass offers a “curated selection” of about 200 titles to subscribers, with the catch being they can disappear from the library at...


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    NEW SWITCH ‘BUNDLE’ INCLUDES $35 NINTENDO ESHOP GIFT CARD

    Feb 15, 2019

    A new Nintendo Switch bundle will include a $35 eShop gift card, the company announced this week. The bundle will be available starting Feb. 15 at participating retailers.$35 won’t cover the full cost of a first-party Nintendo Switch game, but it’ll take a good chunk off the price tag. O...


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    TRANSFORMERS ORIGIN STORY COMING TO NETFLIX AS ANIMATED SERIES IN 2020

    Feb 15, 2019

    Netflix and Hasbro have partnered with Rooster Teeth to bring “Transformers: War for Cybertron” — telling the origin story of the Transformers universe — to the global streaming service in an original series set to launch in 2020.The producers promise that the series will fea...


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    GIANT ‘DEAD CELLS’ UPDATE BRINGS CUSTOM GAME MODE TO CONSOLES

    Feb 14, 2019

    Console-owning fans of Motion Twin’s critically-acclaimed roguelike metroidvania “Dead Cells” are finally getting a massive update that adds a new game mode, balance changes, and more. The patch is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The PC version alrea...


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    FIBRUM HOSTS CHILDREN’S CHARITY VR EVENT FOR WORLD CANCER DAY

    Feb 14, 2019

    The 4th February is World Cancer Day and to honour international awareness of the disease virtual reality (VR) company Fibrum held a special charity event for the children’s oncological ward in Balashikha Central District Hospital, Russia. World Cancer Day sees cancer communities and organizat...


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    AUDICA IS A NEW RHYTHM ACTION SHOOTER FROM THE TEAM BEHIND ROCK BAND VR

    Feb 14, 2019

    When it comes to rhythm action videogames Beat Saber is the current darling of the virtual reality (VR) industry, loved by gamers and bestowed with numerous awards. However, Beat Games is still new at this and is about to be challenged by a veteran of the genre, Harmonix – the developer behind...


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    ‘FIRE EMBLEM HEROES’ IS NINTENDO’S SECOND-MOST LUCRATIVE MOBILE GAME

    Feb 14, 2019

    Nintendo strategy game “Fire Emblem Heroes” has become the second most lucrative mobile release from the company, reaching $500 million in revenue within the past five months, Sensor Tower reports.The majority of sales have come from Japan, which accounts for 56% of the total revenue. Th...


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    AWARD-WINNING MOBILE GAME ‘FLORENCE’ GETS A VINYL SOUNDTRACK

    Feb 14, 2019

    Production company iam8bit is celebrating the one year anniversary of Annapurna Interactive’s critically-acclaimed mobile game “Florence” by releasing a vinyl record of its soundtrack, it announced on Thursday.Created by indie developer Mountains and “Monument Valley” d...


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    LINKEDIN ADDING LIVE VIDEO STREAMING WITH ASSIST FROM MICROSOFT

    Feb 13, 2019

    After finally adding native video to its platform back in 2017, LinkedIn is following up with the beta launch of LinkedIn Live, a live video broadcast service.According to TechCrunch, the beta launch is kicking off this week in the U.S. and it will be invite only. The social network for professional...


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    ASTRAL CHAIN IS PLATINUM GAMES’ NEXT SWITCH GAME

    Feb 13, 2019

    During this week’s Nintendo Direct, the company announced a new game from Platinum Games and director Hideki Kamiya due on Switch later this summer: Astral Chain, an action game starring two characters in a futuristic world.The two characters are suited up in police uniforms, and appear to fig...


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    PLAYSTATION US BOSS: PSVR’S CHANGE IN 10 YEARS ‘WILL BE DRAMATIC’

    Feb 13, 2019

    PlayStation’s Shawn Layden has us hopeful that PSVR 2 will happen. And maybe even PSVR 3 and 4, for that matter.In a recent interview with Game Informer, Layden, who heads up Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) US, said that PSVR’s change over the next 10 years will be “dramatic&r...


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    FINAL FANTASY 9 RELEASES ON NINTENDO SWITCH, FF7 COMING IN MARCH

    Feb 13, 2019

    The remastered Final Fantasy 9 is available on Nintendo Switch today, and Final Fantasy 7 will follow on March 26, Nintendo announced during today’s Nintendo Direct.The updated classics join Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy 10-2, which release April 16 on the console. All four remastered gam...


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    ‘GOD OF WAR’ WINS DICE GAME OF YEAR, EIGHT OTHER AWARDS

    Feb 13, 2019

    The PlayStation 4’s “God of War” was named Game of the Year at the 22nd annual DICE Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday night and took home eight other awards.The SIE Santa Monica Studio developed and Sony Interactive Entertainment published game also took home awards for outstanding ach...


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    SVOD AND BROADCAST TV WILL HAVE SAME VIEWING TIMES BY 2023

    Feb 13, 2019

    In only four years, the global average viewing time for SVOD content will rise enough that it will equal the amount of broadcast TV watched. That prediction comes from a report released today by Rethink Technology Research.Dig deeper into the research and geographic differences appear. Asia streams ...


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    BOUNTY SYSTEM, VISIBILITY CHANGES COMING TO ‘RED DEAD ONLINE’

    Feb 12, 2019

    A number of new features and updates are coming to the “Red Dead Online” beta on Feb. 26, developer Rockstar Games announced on Tuesday.The biggest change is the addition of a new law and bounty system that will punish players who engage in a lot of in-game criminal activity. Now, they&r...


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    ABC’S OSCARS RED CARPET LIVE-STREAM MOVING FROM FACEBOOK TO TWITTER

    Feb 12, 2019

    ABC is moving its Oscars red-carpet preshow from Facebook to Twitter for 2019, marking the first time “Oscars All Access: Red Carpet Live” will be streamed live exclusively on Twitter.Twitter’s live stream will be available at @TheAcademy account on Oscars Sunday, Feb. 24, starting...


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    EDITORIAL: FOR VR TO SHINE, FILM AND GAMING MUST OVERLAP

    Feb 12, 2019

    Virtual reality has an identity crisis. Whether talking about games or movies, the medium can’t seem to escape the shadows of the past. But, three years on, the template for what makes VR tick may finally be starting to emerge.It was the recent surprise announcement of Groundhog Day VR that go...


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    VRX EUROPE EARLY BIRD TICKETS ENDING SOON, GET A FURTHER 15% OFF WITH VRFOCUS

    Feb 11, 2019

    Whether you’re already in the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) industry, or looking to get involved, VR Intelligence’s annual VRX Europe event which takes place during April in Amsterdam, is one of the best industry-focused events to attend. With the conference only a coup...


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    PLAYSTATION’S SHAWN LAYDEN EXPLAINS WHY SONY DROPPED OUT OF E3 2019

    Feb 11, 2019

    Sony’s decision to drop out of the long-running E3 trade show this year was a result of the event’s loss of “impact” in recent years, SIE Worldwide Studios chairman and former SIE president and CEO Shawn Layden told CNET.“When we decided to take video games out of CES, ...


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    SEACHANGE DROPS $5.5M TO BUY OTT VIDEO SPECIALIST XSTREAM

    Feb 11, 2019

    SeaChange International is looking to deepen its over-the-top video business by acquiring European OTT video platform provider Xstream in a deal worth $5.5 million. SeaChange is paying $4.6 million in cash and 541,738 shares of SeaChange common stock for Xstream. Xstream’s customers include Ca...


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    ‘TERMINATOR SALVATION: FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE’ VR EXPERIENCE OPENS IN SAN JOSE

    Feb 09, 2019

    Cinemark and Spaces, the VR startup that spun out of Dreamworks 3 years ago, opened one of the Bay Area’s first location-based virtual reality (VR) experiences in San Jose, Calif. this weekend. “Terminator Salvation: Fight for the Future” allows up to 4 players to enter the world o...


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    NINTENDO TALKS VIDEO GAME ADDICTION AND HOW IT COMBATS IT

    Feb 08, 2019

    Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa briefly addressed the issue of video game addiction during a recent investor Q&A and outlined one or two steps he believes can help combat the problem.“I think the problem of game addiction is more about becoming overly dependent on video games than is ...


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    NEW RESEARCH PULLS BACK THE CURTAIN ON ENTERPRISE CONTENT MARKETING IN 2019

    Feb 07, 2019

    With thousands of employees, working across multiple brands, products lines, offices and silos, enterprise marketers face unique content marketing challenges, yet many are scoring wins year after year. That’s according to the findings in the Content Marketing Institute’s new research rep...

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    SYNERGY BLUE RELEASES NEW REPORT ON THE STATE OF SKILL-BASED GAMING

    Feb 05, 2019

    Synergy Blue, the premier creator of skill-based games and platforms for an emerging class of players, today released a new report showing the state of adoption and expectation for skill-based games in casinos, and how casinos believe the addition of skill and arcade-like components is impacting how...


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    STARBREEZE, UNIVERSAL TEAM UP FOR COPS VS. ROBBERS ‘PAYDAY’ PHONE GAME

    Feb 05, 2019

    Starbreeze AB on Tuesday announced plans to bring its popular “Payday” franchise to smartphones with the help of Universal Games. News of “Payday: Crime War” comes as the company continues to deal with a decision to file for reconstruction, a brief criminal investigation into...


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    PUBG MOBILE: HOW TO FIND AND COLLECT SNOWBALLS, CHECK OUT IF THESE COULD BE USED TO DESTROY IN-GAME BOTS

    Feb 04, 2019

    If you are an early adapter of PUBG Mobile, then it is essential that you pick up vital in-game skills through which effective gameplay could actually be accomplished in reality; and this promises not to stay as a pipe dream anymore. With skill-building being the criteria, you could check out on whe...


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    MADEFIRE COMICS APP LAUNCHES ON MAGIC LEAP AR HEADSET

    Feb 04, 2019

    Electronic comic book publisher Madefire brought its app to the Magic Leap AR headset Monday, enabling Magic Leap owners to explore comic panels in a spatial environment.“I think of it as a new stage for storytelling,” said Madefire CEO Ben Wolstenholme during a recent interview with Var...


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    MICROSOFT PREPPING XBOX LIVE FOR NINTENDO SWITCH, IOS, ANDROID

    Feb 04, 2019

    Microsoft is releasing a software development kit which will allow game developers to integrate Xbox Live into titles across multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch, according to a presentation planned for the Game Developers Conference 2019.GDC attendees can get a first glimpse of the sof...


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    FORTNITE: MARSHMELLO LIGHTS UP THE STAGE IN FORTNITE

    Feb 04, 2019

    There is no denying that Fortnite is super popular and is one of the most-played titles out there. The game has now stepped up even more by holding a mega concert in collaboration with Marshmello. Christopher Comstock or popularly known as Marshmello is super popular EDM producer and DJ.The concert ...


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    PUBG MOBILE: NEW BONUS CHALLENGE LETS YOU CONVERT BC TO UC, SEE HOW

    Feb 04, 2019

    PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile upcoming update 0.11 is already one of the most awaited update. As the new update will bring the new zombie event mode, in response to the PUBG X RE2 Remake collaboration. Though the new update offers a far greater thing than a new event mode. Finally, PUBG Mo...


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    APPLE COULD BUY NETFLIX, BUT IT WOULD COST $189B, ANALYST SAYS

    Feb 04, 2019

    At least one analyst is reigniting the “Apple acquiring Netflix” debate, but any deal that sets a premium on the streaming service’s market value would carry an enormous price tag.J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee said Netflix leads in terms of original content and engagement an...


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    HOW TO GET COMMANDO AND MAXED OUT TITLE IN PUBG MOBILE EASILY

    Feb 03, 2019

    PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile has a wide variety of achievements which can be earned by completing tasks in the game. The achievement titles are only exclusive to the mobile version of PlayerUnknown's Battleground and is quite fun to get. Though Players might face some difficulty in ac...


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    STEEREO WORKS WITH 15,000 RIDESHARE DRIVERS TO PROMOTE MUSIC IN UBERS, LYFTS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Like that song that’s playing in your Uber? Chances are, your driver is being paid to play it to you.That’s if you are in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Philadelphia or DC, where a startup called Steereo has been recruiting rideshare drivers to become mobile music promoters. Steereo has ...


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    META AR ASSETS ACQUIRED BY FORMER INVESTOR (EXCLUSIVE)

    Feb 01, 2019

    The saga surrounding the now-defunct augmented reality (AR) headset maker Meta isn’t quite over just yet: At least some of the company’s assets have been acquired by a former investor in the company, who is keeping mum on future plans.All of Meta’s trademarks were recently reassign...


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    WHAT’S COMING TO AMAZON PRIME VIDEO IN FEBRUARY

    Feb 01, 2019

    Just in time for Valentine’s day, Amazon Prime Video is bringing in a haul of Prime Originals — seven to be exact. For those who air on the cynical side this V-day, check out the twisted love story that led to “Lorena,” which details the story of Lorena Bobbitt, the woman who...


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    SPOTIFY IS LOOKING TO ACQUIRE PODCAST STARTUP GIMLET MEDIA

    Feb 01, 2019

    Music streaming service Spotify is in talks to acquire Gimlet Media, the startup behind popular podcasts like “Crimetown” and “Reply All,” according to reports from multiple outlets including Recode and the Wall Street Journal. An acquisition would help Spotify with its podca...


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    WALMART’S VUDU WARNS CUSTOMERS TO NOT UNLINK ULTRAVIOLET ACCOUNTS AHEAD OF SHUTDOWN

    Feb 01, 2019

    UltraViolet is shutting down this summer and Vudu, Walmart’s video-streaming service, is notifying customers who have used the movie-locker system to not cancel or unlink their UltraViolet accounts prior to the July 31 shutdown date, because doing so would wipe out their entire libraries. As f...


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    FREE DEMO NOW AVAILABLE FOR PUZZLE OUT VR

    Jan 31, 2019

    In December 2018 indie developer Glock Software released an Early Access title called Puzzle Out VR, a videogame involving against the clock block placement. This week, the studio decided to release a free demo to give Oculus Rift and HTC Vive players a taste of the gameplay. Set inside what looks l...


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    ‘OVERWATCH’ LEAGUE SHOP GOES LIVE WITH GEAR FROM ALL 20 LEAGUES

    Jan 31, 2019

    The official “Overwatch” League Shop is now live for users in the United States, with free shipping available on all orders until Feb. 1.The “Overwatch” league Shop features a collection of jerseys, shirts, hats, and more for all 20 “Overwatch” League franchises, ...


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    DR. MARIO WORLD IS NINTENDO’S NEXT MOBILE GAME

    Jan 31, 2019

    Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World today, a new mobile puzzle game coming to iOS and Android this summer. The app will be free-to-play with in-game purchases. Nintendo is targeting an initial release in around 60 countries, including U.S. and Japan.This will be the second Nintendo mobile game to com...


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    DOJ TO EXAMINE HOW ONLINE ADVERTISING AFFECTS LOCAL TV

    Jan 30, 2019

    The Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division will hold a two-day workshop to look at how online advertising affects the competitive landscape for local TV stations.That is potentially significant for broadcasters, who argue that the competition from tech giants should be weighed as regulator...


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    CERTAIN AFFINITY OPENS TORONTO STUDIO, SHIFTS TO LEAD GAME DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 30, 2019

    Certain Affinity will open a second development studio in Toronto and plans to shift its focus to “lead game development”, the company announced via news release Wednesday.Certain Affinity, based in Austin, is the studio perhaps best known for its work as co-developer of “Halo 4&rd...


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    XBOX LIVE HITS 64 MILLION ACTIVE USERS

    Jan 30, 2019

    Xbox Live now has 64 million monthly active users, up 8% from the same time last year, Microsoft noted in its second quarter 2019 earnings report released Wednesday.The news comes alongside news of a 12% revenue jump —  which includes an 8% increase in gaming revenue — compared to t...


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    WHERE IS AUGMENTED REALITY GOING IN 2019 — AND BEYOND?

    Jan 29, 2019

    In 2018, augmented reality started to heat up as Magic Leap released its much-anticipated headset, paving the way for others to explore and support massive AR development on their platforms. AR continues to be a rapidly growing space, as more tech companies continue building out their own competitiv...


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    APPLE STREAMING SERVICE LAUNCHING IN MID-APRIL, REPORT SAYS

    Jan 29, 2019

    A launch date may finally be in sight after years of Apple hiring executives and amassing original content for its video streaming service.According to The Information, Apple is eyeing a mid-April launch for its subscription streaming service. The report said that Apple will update its TV app and ad...

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    STREAMING TV VIEWERSHIP UP 165% IN Q4, CONVIVA SAYS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Streaming TV viewership numbers increased significantly during the fourth quarter, according to Conviva’s new Annual State of the Streaming TV Industry report.Across the measurement firm’s customer base which includes HBO, Hulu, Sky, Sling TV, Turner and Univision streaming TV viewership...

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    PIXELOGIC OPENS NEW DIGITAL CINEMA, AUDIO MIXING THEATERS

    Jan 29, 2019

    Content localization and distribution services provider Pixelogic has opened new theaters and production suites at its London facility, offering end-to-end workflow services, covering mastering of digital cinema packages, screening of digital cinema content, and episodic audio mixing, supporting for...

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    COMCAST, NBCUNIVERSAL INK ORIGINAL CONTENT DEAL WITH MILLENNIAL-FOCUSED FINANCIAL APP ACORNS

    Jan 28, 2019

    NBCUniversal and Comcast Ventures, the investment arm of the media conglomerate, are getting into bed with Acorns, a financial app aimed at millennials.The strategic partnership is centered on opportunities for editorial content and events.Acorns, which says it has more than 4.5 million accounts, wi...

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    VITEC ACQUIRES OTT TECH VENDOR T-21 TECHNOLOGIES

    Jan 28, 2019

    Video encoding and streaming solutions company Vitec is sharpening its focus on OTT products for broadcasters by acquiring OTT tech vendor T-21 Technologies.The companies did not disclose financial terms for the transaction.Kevin Ancelin, founder and CEO of T-21 Technologies, will join Vitec as vice...

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    MATTERPORT ENTERS VIRTUAL TOUR PRODUCTION PARTNERSHIP WITH INSTA360

    Jan 28, 2019

    Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just about transporting you to fantastical, otherworldly locations dreamed up by creators, it just as easily has the power to take you wherever you want in the world. It was this ability that Matterport seized upon to create its VR tours for applications such as prop...

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    A NETFLIX FOR VIDEO GAMES? WHY A LONGTIME DREAM IS CLOSER THAN EVER TO COMING TRUE

    Jan 28, 2019

    When Cory Burdette awoke recently to learn that Winter Storm Gia had caused a two-hour school delay in Reston, Va., he seized the chance to do a little family bonding. Plopping down in front of the TV, Burdette and his 5-year-old daughter spent the morning together playing Minecraft, the Lego-like a...

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    UPGRADE YOUR GAMING RIG AND SAVE UP TO $400 ON A PRE-BUILT MACHINE RIGHT NOW

    Jan 28, 2019

    The first is the $1,400 VR-ready rig from iBuyPower. It's down from $1,799 and features an Intel Core i7 8700K six-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, a 1TB hard drive plus 240GB SSD, 4 USB 3.1 ports, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and more. It also has the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB dedicated gaming video card an...

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    LEAP MOTION SHOWCASE LATEST DESIGN UPDATES FOR PROJECT NORTH STAR

    Jan 27, 2019

    Better known for its hand-tracking technology, Leap Motion delved into augmented reality (AR) headset design in 2018 announcing Project North Star. Designed as an open source reference for developers to create their own headset, Leap Motion has recently the latest major design update, further improv...

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    XR PORTAL IS AN IMMERSIVE CONTENT LIBRARY SPECIALISING IN EDUCATION [UPDATE]

    Jan 26, 2019

    As virtual reality (VR) continues to grow outside the realms of the videogame industry there’s a mounting need for easy access to the wealth of educational content being created. Which is why XR entrepreneur and strategist, Maryam Sabour, has launched curated content library XR Portal.XR Porta...

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    FACEBOOK KNOWINGLY LET KIDS RACK UP HUGE GAMING BILLS ON THEIR PARENTS’ CREDIT CARDS

    Jan 26, 2019

    Court documents detailing how Facebook allowed and encouraged mobile games on its platform to take advantage of children will be made public, a federal judge ruled this month. The more than 135 pages of documents pertain to a class action lawsuit that was filed in California in 2012 and settled in 2...

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    FACEBOOK AND MICROSOFT PATENT FILINGS OFFER DUELING VISIONS OF SMALL AR HEADSETS

    Jan 25, 2019

    Augmented reality headsets are too large for mainstream users, commonly sporting design elements that look inspired by Star Trek and Star Wars props. That’s about to change: After more natural-looking AR headsets were shown at the 2019 CES, patent documents submitted by Facebook and Microsoft ...

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    HTC VIVE PRO STARTER KIT NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER IN UK

    Jan 25, 2019

    Launched last year during CES, the HTC Vive Pro upgraded the original headset with better resolution and the Deluxe Audio Strap already built-in. To begin with, just the headset was available then HTC Vive confused things by releasing a ‘starter kit’ in North America, while European cust...

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    ADOBE JUST BOUGHT IN BIG ON GAMING

    Jan 23, 2019

    This morning Adobe acquired Allegorithmic, the makers of the application family called Substance. With this buy, Adobe just became a big name in 3D textures and material creation in both video game and major motion picture video post-production. This is in essence the most major power move of the ye...

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    HULU PRICE CHANGES HAVE GOOD NEWS AND BAD NEWS

    Jan 23, 2019

    Hulu is making some big pricing changes today, and the news can be either good or bad depending on the plan you’re paying for each month. Those subscribed to Hulu’s basic plan are actually going to be getting a discount on their monthly bill, while those with a Live TV account are lookin...

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    SONY CRACKLE NABS ‘RAINBOW SIX SIEGE’ ESPORTS DOCUMENTARY STREAMING RIGHTS

    Jan 23, 2019

    Sony Crackle has secured exclusive streaming rights to Ubisoft’s esports documentary “To Win it All: The Road to The Six Invitational,” following three pro players of “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” shooter as they head to the title’s biggest tournament of ...

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    EPIC GAMES ACQUIRES DIGITAL HUMANS TOOL MAKER 3LATERAL, CUTS AD DEAL WITH APPODEAL

    Jan 23, 2019

    Fortnite maker Epic Games has acquired 3Lateral, a startup that makes tools that makes crafting digital humans easier. This tool finds use in video games, animated entertainment, and enterprise applications.The Novi Sad, Serbia-based 3Lateral will continue supporting game industry, film, and televis...

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    MAJOR INNOVATIONS THAT COMBINE TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT ARE UNDER WAY

    Jan 23, 2019

    In an era where consumers demand experiences and not just products or services, there is a great opportunity for hospitality, media, and entertainment industries to come together and offer unique travel experiences and adventures. The good news for consumers that innovations are starting to happen, ...

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    QUAKE 2 IS THE BEST ARGUMENT FOR NVIDIA’S RAY TRACING

    Jan 22, 2019

    If you want to see the potential of ray tracing, you should look to Quake 2. A new mod called Q2VKPT (Quake 2 with Vulkan path-tracing) is out now that adds real-time ray tracing to the classic shooter. And while Nvidia has turned to cutting-edge releases to hype people up for RTX, maybe it should u...

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    NINTENDO SWITCH DOMINATES PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE

    Jan 22, 2019

    Nintendo Switch sales are off the charts. The system was the best-selling gaming console in the United States in December and for all of 2018, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. The Switch sold well throughout the year, but the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate gave it a massive ...

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    VIACOM HAS ACQUIRED PLUTO TV STREAMING SERVICE FOR $340M

    Jan 22, 2019

    Viacom has acquired Los Angeles-based video streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash, both companies confirmed Tuesday.“Today marks an important step forward in Viacom’s evolution, as we work to move both our company and the industry forward,” said Viacom CEO Bob Bakish ...

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    VIACOM HAS ACQUIRED PLUTO TV STREAMING SERVICE FOR $340M

    Jan 22, 2019

    Viacom has acquired Los Angeles-based video streaming service Pluto TV for $340 million in cash, both companies confirmed Tuesday.“Today marks an important step forward in Viacom’s evolution, as we work to move both our company and the industry forward,” said Viacom CEO Bob Bakish ...

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    APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN TO JOIN DIGITAL CATAPULT’S CREATIVEXR PROGRAMME

    Jan 22, 2019

    A year ago digital technology innovation centre Digital Catapult and the Arts Council England launched CreativeXR, a programme aimed at supporting the development of new virtual reality (AR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) experiences. Today, they’ve announced that applications ...

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    NETEASE GAMES REVEALS WESTERN-THEMED FPS STAY SILENT, SIGN UP FOR BETA TEST

    Jan 22, 2019

    NetEase Games, the developer behind open-world virtual reality (VR) adventure Nostos has revealed another VR project in the form of Stay Silent. Set in the Wild West, the new title is an online multiplayer-focused first-person shooter (FPS), and the studio is looking for beta testers.Remember that c...

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    THESE RARE SONOS SPEAKER DEALS INCLUDE OUR FAVORITE SOUNDBAR

    Jan 21, 2019

    There are plenty of multi-room audio options out there, but few have the reputation that Sonos does, which is why a Super Bowl season deal on some of its best connected speakers is worth paying attention to. Sonos kit is rarely on sale, and you have until February 3 – the kick-off date for Sup...

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    ORIGIN'S CHRONOS PC IS NO LOOKER, BUT IT PLAYS GAMES WITH EYE-POPPING DETAIL

    Jan 21, 2019

    We love giant tower computers. They’re big, bold, absurd, and we frankly prefer our computers to look more like an alien monolith than a useful piece of modern technology. Yet our way of thinking is certainly on the out. Computers continue to shrink in size as they grow in power.Which brings u...

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    NEW ART HOUSE FILM STREAMING SERVICE OVID.TV COULD FILL VOID LEFT BY FILMSTRUCK

    Jan 21, 2019

    A new subscription streaming service, OVID.TV, specializing in art house, documentary, and social issue films could help fill the void left after Turner shuttered FilmStruck last year.OVID.TV is launching in March 2019. It’s a collaborative effort by six founding content partners: Bullfrog Fil...

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    BLACKBERRY MAKING ITS HEVC PATENTS AVAILABLE THROUGH VELOS MEDIA

    Jan 21, 2019

    Velos Media announced that BlackBerry has joined the platform and will make its entire portfolio of HEVC patents available for license through the Velos Media marketplace.With the addition of BlackBerry, Velos Media now offers HEVC patents from six companies. Ericsson, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Sharp and...

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    GAEMS LETS ESPORTS ENTHUSIASTS AND STREAMERS TAKE PC AND CONSOLE GAMES ON THE GO

    Jan 20, 2019

    Some gamers and esports enthusiasts really want to be mobile, even when it comes to playing games on PCs and consoles. That’s why GAEMS has unveiled the Guardian Pro XP, a combination portable gaming display and traveling case that lets you play with a real video game console while on the road...

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    THE NVIDIA SHIELD TV GAMING EDITION COMES WITH A CONTROLLER AND IS ON SALE FOR $168

    Jan 20, 2019

    The Nvidia Shield TV 4K streaming media player gaming edition is down to $168 on Amazon. This version of the NVIDIA Shield TV normally sells for around $190 and often as high as $200. Today's price is one of the lowest we have seen outside of Black Friday sales. This price gives you the controll...

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    RYOT TO DEBUT 3 XR PROJECTS AT THE 2019 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVALS

    Jan 19, 2019

    Next week sees the start of the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, bringing filmmakers together from across the globe for the industry’s first big event of the year. As VRFocus has seen over the previous few years, there’s been a growing contingent of immersive films appea...

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    DISCOUNTED 128GB IPADS, AND HUNDREDS OFF OF LG OLED 4K TVS ARE THIS WEEK’S BEST DEALS

    Jan 19, 2019

    2019 has delivered some pretty decent deals already, and this weekend’s roundup showcases the wide range of tech that’s available for less. Super Bowl LIII and the Academy Awards ceremony loom, which means that some great deals on home entertainment gear like TVs and soundbars will be co...

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    THE BEST WIRED OR WIRELESS MOUSE FOR GAMING

    Jan 18, 2019

    There couldn’t be a more personal PC gaming accessory than a mouse. You use it for everything from turning off your computer to highlighting this text, editing photos, and yes, playing games. And while computer mice might be easily recognizable gadgets in today’s world, gaming mice are s...

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    HOW TO BECOME AN XBOX AMBASSADOR: UPDATED FOR 2019

    Jan 17, 2019

    Here’s a quick update to those wondering about how to join the Xbox Ambassadors Program. The Xbox Ambassadors Program is made up of a group of diehard Xbox gamers who want to share their expertise with the Xbox community. Their goal is to make Xbox the most inclusive and the best place to play...

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    FACEBOOK EMPLOYEES BUSTED LEAVING 5-STAR REVIEWS FOR PORTAL ON AMAZON

    Jan 17, 2019

    Facebook’s Portal smart displays have had an uphill battle, trying to convince people to willingly give the notoriously security-lax social media company another avenue into their homes. But it seems some people are pretty happy with their Portals: Facebook employees, who were just caught leav...

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    WALMART REPORTEDLY ABANDONS NEW STREAMING SERVICE TO FOCUS ON VUDU

    Jan 17, 2019

    Walmart is shelving its streaming service ambitions and ditching plans to launch a competitor to Netflix and Hulu, anonymous sources told CNBC. The retailer had considered launching a service aimed at “Middle America,” but it decided against it due to the large investment needed to make ...

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    EPIC WILL HOLD OFF ON RELEASING GAME-CHANGING FORTNITE UPDATES BEFORE BIG TOURNAMENTS

    Jan 17, 2019

    It’s been less than a year since Epic Games kicked off the competitive circuit for Fortnite, but the company says it’s learned enough to make a substantial change to how it balances the consumer version of the game with the one played by pros at big tournaments. In an announcement on its...

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    PIMAX INTERVIEW: DISCUSSING 8K, 5K PLUS AND THE YEAR AHEAD

    Jan 17, 2019

    Earlier this week VRFocus wrote a full hands-on of Pimax’s offerings at CES 2019, detailing what we thought of the 8K and 5K Plus headsets, as well as the eye-tracking and hand-tracking modules. The company was certainly at the show to impress, with a much larger stand than the previous year, ...

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    NPR HAS TURNED ‘WAIT WAIT… DON’T TELL ME’ INTO A GAME FOR SMART SPEAKERS

    Jan 17, 2019

    NPR has turned its popular “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” news quiz show into an interactive game for smart speakers: Owners of speakers powered by Google’s Assistant or Amazon Alexa will be able to play along to questions about the news of the week.Just like the radio sh...

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    THE ENTIRE HARDLIGHT VR PROJECT IS NOW OPEN SOURCE

    Jan 17, 2019

    It’s always a sad day when a successful Kickstarter project has to close due to a lack of continued interest. That’s what befell the Hardlight VR team back in September, with the founders issuing a statement notifying backers that the company was closing due to lack of funds. Recently th...

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    THE CHANGING FACE OF GAMING HOUSES AND ESPORTS TRAINING FACILITIES

    Jan 16, 2019

    Gaming houses are nothing new, but they're becoming more prevalent in the UK scene and orgs around the globe are thinking more about their format and how to maximise their effectiveness.From expert gaming hardware to dedicated sports psychologists and even team chefs, team facilities are on the ...

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    CONSOLIDATION IS COMING TO GAMING, AND JAM CITY RAISES $145 MILLION TO CAPITALIZE ON IT

    Jan 16, 2019

    A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that out.There’s no word on whether the new money is in equity or debt, but what is certain is that JPMorgan Ch...

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    FORTNITE DOMINATES GAMING INDUSTRY AFTER MAKING $2.4B IN 2018, SAYS ANALYST

    Jan 16, 2019

    Fortnite, the popular multiplatform video game, helped the game developer earn $2.4 billion in revenue last year, leading the market for free-to-play games, according to analysis by market research company SuperData.The shooter game has made a major impact in the free-to-play market because Fortnite...

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    PROJECT ALIAS FEEDS SMART SPEAKERS WHITE NOISE TO PRESERVE PRIVACY

    Jan 16, 2019

    Smart speakers have a problem: They occasionally record things they shouldn’t. In May of last year, a woman claimed that her Amazon Echo taped a private conversation and forwarded it to a person she didn’t know. And in December, a technical error resulted in Amazon sending an Alexa user ...

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    XBOX GAME PASS WILL ADD WE HAPPY FEW, SHADOW OF MORDOR, SAINTS ROW: THE THIRD, AND MORE

    Jan 16, 2019

    Microsoft announced more new titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in January. These include the creepy dystopian game We Happy Few, the Tolkien-inspired open-world game Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, and the over-the-top open-world game Saints Row: The Third.Xbox One console exclusives from Microsoft li...

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    HERE’S HOW AND WHERE YOU CAN WATCH THE BEST 4K CONTENT

    Jan 16, 2019

    If you recently purchased a 4K Ultra HD television — or you’re thinking about scooping one up — you’ll likely find yourself on the hunt for the best 4K content to enjoy (and show off) in all of its sweet, eye-popping glory. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to do.While...

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    LIONBRIDGE AUGMENTS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFERING THROUGH ACQUISITION OF GENGO AND GENGO.AI

    Jan 16, 2019

    Today, Lionbridge, one of the world’s most trusted global communications platforms, announced its acquisition of Gengo, a Tokyo-based, leading edge technology company providing crowdsourcing, machine learning and localization services to global customers. Lionbridge has a 20-year history of le...

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    PUZZLE PLATFORMER ANYONE’S DIARY WILL BE EXCLUSIVE TO EUROPEAN PLAYSTATION VR OWNERS

    Jan 15, 2019

    There’s a lot of good content due for release on PlayStation VR this year, but one that you’re unlikely to have heard of is Anyone’s Diary. Developed by Spanish studio World Domination Project in collaboration with Lanzadera, and thanks to content accelerator PlayStation Talents Ga...

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    GOOGLE FI IS GETTING SUPPORT FOR THE NEXT-GEN MESSAGING STANDARD, RCS CHAT

    Jan 15, 2019

    Google Fi users are about to get much better texting. Google announced that it’s rolling out RCS Chat to the Google Fi network, meaning users will get higher resolution images and videos, read receipts, typing indicators, and more.Chat, which was largely developed by Google, has been rolling o...

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    DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE WANTS TO BRING LOCATION-BASED VR TO THE MASSES, STARTING WITH A SHOPPING MALL

    Jan 15, 2019

    Walk into the new Southern California flagship location for location-based VR company Dreamscape Immersive, and the sights and sounds of the bustling shopping center it’s located in quickly fade away. A large clock hangs over a wooden concierge desk, while a pair of monitors advertises “...

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    WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT NBCUNIVERSAL’S FUTURE STREAMING SERVICE

    Jan 15, 2019

    NBCUniversal’s announcement this week that it intends to launch a streaming service in 2020 presents a new challenge to the media industry: The digital pool is about to get very crowded with fierce rivals and competing consumer options.The Comcast-owned media conglomerate’s yet-to-be-nam...

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    T-MOBILE’S NETFLIX ON US WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR THE TIME BEING

    Jan 15, 2019

    T-Mobile customers who are worried that Netflix’s price hikes will affect Netflix On Us, fear not — T-Mobile CEO John Legere confirmed on Twitter that the program won’t change. For now.That caveat gives Legere and T-Mobile some wiggle room in the event that things do change. For no...

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    A.I.’S HUMOROUS SIDE: HERE ARE THE FUNNIEST THINGS TO ASK ALEXA

    Jan 14, 2019

    Alexa has a very humorous side — if you know how to bring it out. Of course, you can ask Alexa at any time to “tell me a joke” and she’ll respond with a basic pun, but that’s only scratching the surface. Many unique questions will get you some funny replies. Check out o...

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    BATTLEFIELD V LAUNCHES CHAPTER 2: LIGHTNING STRIKES UPDATE WITH SMALLER SQUAD BATTLES

    Jan 14, 2019

    Battlefield V is starting the new year with a new multiplayer update for its Tides of War live operations series. The Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes update goes live on Tuesday, January 15, as a free downloadable content (DLC) update.Included is Squad Contest, a tighter and more intense version of the...

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    SLING TV ADDS FREE STREAMING OPTION FOR ROKU DEVICE OWNERS

    Jan 14, 2019

    Livestreaming TV service Sling TV has launched a free viewing experience for Roku users, enabling them to browse the service as a guest and watch content without paying. The free access is offered to new Sling TV customers who can access the content without creating an account or signing in. In addi...

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    HOW 3 AUGMENTED REALITY HARDWARE STARTUPS ARE PREPARING FOR THE CONSUMER MARKET

    Jan 14, 2019

    Among the thousands of companies showing off their products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, there were also a few dozen startups dedicated to augmented reality (AR). And while a lot of the focus around AR hardware has been on enterprise use, an increasing number of com...

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    15 BEST VR GAMES FOR MOST VR HEADSETS!

    Jan 14, 2019

    Virtual reality gaming is growing at a rapid pace. It made $5.8 billion in 2017 and just shy of $10 billion in 2018. That trend should continue over the next several years. There are a few big VR platforms. They include Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus, and the HTC Vive. We...

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    VERIZON VIDEO GAME STREAMING SERVICE LEAKED, CURRENTLY TESTING ON NVIDIA SHIELD

    Jan 13, 2019

    Verizon is currently in alpha testing for a streaming service that will function like Netflix for video games, for a platform that will not require users to buy expensive hardware to enjoy gaming.The service, named Verizon Gaming, was leaked through an exclusive report from The Verge, which obtained...

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    BLOCKCHAIN AR/VR GAMES, BIGGER THAN PUBG?

    Jan 13, 2019

    Real gamers know the struggle, it was not always like this, this glam, this fanatic. Sure yes, when Donkey Kong, The family computer and video games first came out, say the Nintendo’s and Space war’s, it made all they hype and people went bonkers.But, the journey from that to today&rsquo...

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    TOP 5 COUNTRIES FOR SOFT-LAUNCHING HYPER-CASUAL GAMES

    Jan 12, 2019

    Hyper-casual games have some unique advantages over other genres when it comes to soft launches.Their minimal designs often require little-to-no localization for international audiences, and their largely ad-based monetization strategies, mean CPIs can be more than 10-times cheaper than other game g...

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    VLC EXPECTED TO BREAK 3B DOWNLOADS AT CES, WILL ADD AIRPLAY SOON

    Jan 12, 2019

    Open source video player app VLC was mere hours away from surpassing 3 billion downloads Friday, and the Videolan team celebrated the occasion with a special download counter at their CES booth in Las Vegas.VLC is expected to surpass the milestone some time Friday afternoon, according to Jean-Baptis...

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    EPIC GAMES STORE REVISES REFUND POLICY

    Jan 11, 2019

    The Epic Games Store officially changed its refund policy this week, according to Epic Games’ Director of Publishing Strategy Sergey Galyonkin.Galyonkin took to Twitter on Friday to announce that the policy had been altered, citing “unlimited refunds within 14 days of purchase and under ...

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    SINCLAIR, HARMAN COLLABORATING ON BROADCAST TV PLATFORM FOR CARS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Sinclair is staying busy at CES drumming up excitement around the ATSC 3.0 next-generation TV standards. The company’s latest move looks to capitalize on the technology’s mobile reception capabilities.Sinclair announced a nonbinding agreement today with audio specialist Harman and Korean...

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    ESPORTS GROUP FNATIC TEAMS UP WITH BLOCKCHAIN FIRM WAX ON DIGITAL COLLECTIBLES

    Jan 10, 2019

    Esports organization Fnatic has branched out into game hardware, leveraging the fame of its esports athletes. And today, the London-based company is teaming up with the World Asset Exchange (WAX) to create digital collectibles using WAX’s blockchain technology.Blockchain is the transparent and...

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    https://Entertainment.report/news-article.aspx?ID=10841084

    HTC VIVE PRO EYE HANDS-ON: GAZE INTO VR’S FUTURE WITH FOVEATED RENDERING

    Jan 10, 2019

    Unexpectedly announced at an early CES 2019 media event, HTC’s latest and highest-end VR headset is the Vive Pro Eye — an upgraded version of the already premium Vive Pro with integrated eye-tracking hardware. The eye tracking can be leveraged for in-app controls, analysis of user attent...

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    https://Entertainment.report/news-article.aspx?ID=10851085

    HERE’S THE EVIDENCE AMAZON IS BUILDING A CLOUD GAMING SERVICE

    Jan 10, 2019

    It sure looks like Amazon wants to stream games to your home. No, not the kind of streaming where you watch somebody play games over the internet — Amazon already owns Twitch — but the kind where you can play games without waiting for a download or buying a disc, because they’re ac...

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    ANOTHER FUTURE VIDEO GAMING PARLOR MAKES ILLINOIS TOWNS QUESTION “HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?”

    Jan 09, 2019

    The explosion of video gaming in Illinois has some communities asking, “when is enough, enough?”In Whiteside County, Fulton’s City Council is trying to put a cap on gaming.“Video gaming in Fulton is pretty good, without it I don’t think there’d be a tavern open in...

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    XUMO TO GO INTERNATIONAL IN 2019, LAUNCH LINEAR OTT CHANNELS IN SIX COUNTRIES

    Jan 09, 2019

    Irvine, California-based connected TV startup Xumo is preparing for an international expansion this year: The company plans to launch in France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Brazil and Italy this year, CEO Colin Petrie-Norris told Variety on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday....

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    AMD UNVEILS 7NM GAMING GPU RADEON VII AT CES 2019

    Jan 09, 2019

    Earlier in the week to mark the start of CES 2019 NVIDIA made its big announcement of the show, revealing the GeForce GTX 2060 GPU. Today, it was the turn of AMD, with the company unveiling its new gaming GPU the Radeon VII, alongside a new processor, the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processor.The new ...

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    PLAYING PUBG MOBILE ON A GAMING PHONE: HERE’S A LIST OF ADVANTAGES IT PROVIDES

    Jan 09, 2019

    We have seen companies like Asus, Nubia, Xiaomi and Razer launch gaming-centric phones like the Asus ROG Phone, Nubia Red Magic and more. These gaming phones appeal to consumers in various ways with overclocked processors, RGB lighting, aggressive design and other such features. But the most importa...

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    SONOS HAS STARTED BETA TESTING GOOGLE ASSISTANT INTEGRATION, WILL LAUNCH THIS YEAR

    Jan 08, 2019

    Sonos has started a private beta test of Google Assistant on its smart speakers, and is looking to launch the integration to the public this year. Google Assistant will be directly integrated into speakers with voice input, while older models will work in conjunction with Google Home and similar sma...

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    SHARING PASSWORDS FOR A VIDEO STREAMING SITE? THIS COMPANY WILL USE AI TO TRACK YOU DOWN

    Jan 08, 2019

    A password for Netflix or HBO Go can be a precious thing that’s offered to a romantic partner or gifted from a family member (and saved for future use). But for UK company Synamedia, a password like that is a password to be hunted down. At CES this year, the firm unveiled a new service that us...

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    SIX GREAT GAMING PHONE FEATURES APPLE, SAMSUNG SHOULD BORROW

    Jan 08, 2019

    Despite rumors of their death, gaming phones are still alive and well, but they’ve got a long way to go before they’re widely adopted.That doesn’t mean that the growing list of smartphones with features created with the gamer in mind — from a faster display to better audio to...

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    HTC VIVE, AMAZON & MOZILLA TAKE VR WEB INTEGRATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL

    Jan 08, 2019

    One of the important factors when helping virtual reality (VR) go mainstream is its ability to browse the web. Being online and navigating the digital world has become part of everyday life for billions of people around the world, so it makes sense that being in VR shouldn’t hinder that abilit...

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    DISNEY/VERIZON PARTNERING FOR 5G MEDIA, ENTERTAINMENT

    Jan 08, 2019

    The Walt Disney Co. and Verizon Communications reportedly are partnering to explore entertainment and media opportunities in the nascent 5G wireless network platform.5G claims to be able to deliver upwards of 10 gigabits of data per second, which could enable the downloading of a movie within second...

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    AUDI AND DISNEY WANT TO SPICE UP YOUR UBER RIDE WITH VR

    Jan 07, 2019

    iIron Man needs help. He’s being chased through outer space by some of Thanos’ baddies, so Rocket Raccoon and I rush to his aid. We make a few jumps using the Universal Neural Teleportation Network, and a few rollicking minutes later, I’ve helped blast the enemies to bits. Rocket s...

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    VIZIO, LG ADD AIRPLAY AND SIRI SUPPORT TO THEIR TVS

    Jan 07, 2019

    Two more TV makers are bringing Airplay support to their smart TVs: Both LG and Vizio announced Monday morning that Airplay 2 support is coming to their TV models this year.Vizio  announced at CES Monday that it is adding Airplay and Siri support to the newest version of its smart TV operating ...

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    JBL’S ANDROID TV SOUNDBAR WITH GOOGLE ASSISTANT GETS SPRING RELEASE DATE

    Jan 07, 2019

    JBL has confirmed that its Link Bar will finally be released this spring. The Android-powered soundbar was first announced all the way back in May 2018 at Google I/O. It was originally planned for an October release, but unknown delays pushed this date back.Although it has the form factor of a sound...

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    https://Entertainment.report/news-article.aspx?ID=10561056

    HTC ANNOUNCES A PC-POWERED VR HEADSET CALLED THE VIVE COSMOS

    Jan 07, 2019

    HTC has announced a new virtual reality headset called the Vive Cosmos. Based on a very brief appearance during the company’s CES presentation, the Cosmos is HTC’s bid at a relatively mainstream VR headset. It doesn’t require external sensors and uses fully tracked motion controlle...

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    https://Entertainment.report/news-article.aspx?ID=10571057

    THERE WERE NO GOOD XBOX ONE EXCLUSIVES IN 2018, ACCORDING TO METACRITIC SCORES

    Jan 06, 2019

    Xbox One owners were not treated well in 2018, according to Metacritic which said that no good exclusives were released for the console last year.Metacritic, which aggregates reviews on video games from various sources to come up with average scores, reports the highest-rated games for each console ...

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    SAMSUNG TO ADD ITUNES MOVIES APP TO ITS SMART TVS

    Jan 06, 2019

    Talk about unlikely bedfellows: Samsung has struck a deal with Apple to include an iTunes Movies and TV Shows app on its 2018 and 2019 smart TVs. The TVs will also support Airplay, making it easier for iPhone owners to beam music and videos to their TV sets.

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    SMOOTH GAMING: TIME FOR MSM TO RESPECT VIDEO GAMING INDUSTRY

    Jan 06, 2019

    ‘Smooth Gaming‘ is a new column to ValueWalk which will discuss various aspects of the video game industry. From AAA titles, business aspects, and independent developers who often go under-reported. ‘Smooth Gaming’ will take a multi-pronged look at the world of gaming. This w...

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    NVIDIA’S FIRST 65-INCH 4K HDR GAMING DISPLAY ARRIVES IN FEBRUARY FOR $4,999

    Jan 06, 2019

    Nvidia originally unveiled its giant 65-inch 4K HDR gaming displays at CES last year, promising a summer launch. Summer came and went and although the displays were supposed to debut last year, the first is now arriving in February. Unsurprisingly, the displays are going to be very expensive, with H...

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    PUBG TIPS: HOW TO GET THE BEST OUT OF UMP9 IN ALL PUBG MAPS IN PUBG MOBILE, PUBG PC, PUBG PS4 & PUBG XBO

    Jan 06, 2019

    PlayerUnkown's Battlegrounds' latest update in December 2019 introduced the Vikendi snow map, which has taken the world by storm due to its visuals and unique gameplay mechanics. Despite the map being 6 km X 6 km, Vikendi offers tonnes of SMGs over snipers, DMRs and the assault rifles, which...

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    PUBG’S NEWEST MAP, VIKENDI, IS ALL ABOUT STEALTH, BUT IT’S STILL A LITTLE TOO FAMILIAR

    Jan 06, 2019

    Each map in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has to set itself apart in one way or another. Whether it’s the open deserts of Miramar, the expansive forests of Erangel or the densely packed jungle of Sanhok, each of the game’s map offers an experience that is at least slightly differen...

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    PS5: WHAT'S THE LATEST PLAYSTATION 5 NEWS AND WHEN WILL SONY RELEASE IT?

    Jan 03, 2019

    Now that the PS4 is officially reaching the end of its life cycle (that's direct from Sony), our thoughts are inevitably turning to the PS5 – so what exactly is in store for the Sony PlayStation 5 and when can be expect it to release?Sony is currently keeping tight-lipped when it comes to ...

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    VIDEO SERVICES MAY USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO CRACK DOWN ON PASSWORD SHARING

    Jan 03, 2019

    Still using your ex-roommates cable credentials to watch “Game of Thrones?” That may soon be getting a lot harder, thanks to new efforts to crack down on password sharing for pay TV and online video services. One of these efforts, launched by London-based Synamedia ahead of next week&rsq...

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    XBOX ONE S VS. XBOX ONE X: IS THE COSTLY UPGRADE WORTH THE MONEY?

    Jan 03, 2019

    Most of us, when we buy a new game console, have certain expectations about how it’s going to improve how we play. We want better graphics, better processing capabilities, bigger and better-looking games. With the 4K-capable Xbox One X, Microsoft wants to convince you that adding more technica...

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    GETTING INTO VR IS SPENDY. WHICH HEADSET IS TRULY WORTH YOUR HARD-EARNED CASH?

    Jan 03, 2019

    Back in 2016, the world of consumer virtual reality changed forever with the launch of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets. While both were solid options in their own rights, our favorite was the HTC Vive. With room-scale experiences, bundled motion controllers, and a pretty decent starting lin...

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    2019: NEW & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN GAMING

    Jan 03, 2019

    The biggest game-changer in the way we consume anything these days has to be the technology considering it has a role to play in all the facets of our lives. From Hospitality to entertainment, it has had a wide reach. Particularly, the Gaming industry is at an advanced stage where the most casual of...

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    NEW GAMING PLATFORM WILL DEBUT ONE SHORT GAME EACH DAY OF THE YEAR

    Jan 02, 2019

    A new gaming platform called Meditations could be a great fit for people who love playing those random online games a few minutes a day to decompress. It promises to launch one new "tiny game" every day in 2019, each one accompanied by text to serve as a "meditation, distraction, less...

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    THE BEST MACOS GAMES FOR 2019

    Jan 02, 2019

    Gaming and Mac computers haven’t always been on the best of terms. Many believe the optimal PC gaming experience comes via a Windows-based machine and won’t waste their time shelling out the dough for a Mac. The argument usually begins and ends with most Macs’ lack of a powerful GP...

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    15 BEST VR APPS FOR GOOGLE CARDBOARD, GOOGLE DAYDREAM, AND GEAR VR!

    Jan 02, 2019

    Virtual reality is taking off in a big way. However, it is still a very young industry. There are several VR platforms, including three mobile platforms with Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, and Gear VR. Of course, Google Cardboard is also compatible with other simple, third party VR headsets. The...

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    10 PREDICTIONS ABOUT THE MEDIA INDUSTRY IN THE NEW YEAR

    Dec 31, 2018

    2018 was a year of massive mergers and acquisitions, with AT&T/Time Warner, Disney/Fox and Comcast/Sky. The #MeToo movement made headlines, and the dominant emotion in boardroom discussions around Hollywood and beyond was fear … lots of fear in the ranks of our tech-infused world of media...

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    HOW NETFLIX IS CHANGING THE WAY WE CONSUME ENTERTAINMENT

    Dec 31, 2018

    Recently, at a gathering of friends, during a lull in the conversation, someone asked: “So, what have you been watching lately on Netflix?” And someone else laughed and said: “This is the question that has replaced ‘What have you been reading lately?’”Everyone pre...

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    HOW AR AND VR WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF WORK AND PLAY

    Dec 28, 2018

    After a prolonged technology “winter” or what I like to call the ‘deceptive growth’ phase of any exponential technology the hardware and software that power virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications are accelerating at an extraordinary rate.Unprecedented new applic...

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    THE BEST OCULUS RIFT GAMES OF 2018

    Dec 24, 2018

    Putting together these sorts of lists can be both good and bad. They can be a major headache as they can’t be infinite, so there’s alway’s going to be a few people disappointed that their favourite wasn’t included, while on the flip side they can help you pick out some choice...

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    MULTIPLAYER GAMING IN VR: WHAT’S IT LIKE?

    Dec 20, 2018

    Virtual reality (VR) is an experience unlike any other – at least, that’s true to a degree.The ability to look around freely and interact with the virtual environment, especially with hand presence and six degrees of freedom, far exceeds the sense of inhabiting a space that you’d g...

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    NBC SPORTS LAUNCHES FANDUEL-STYLE FANTASY SPORTS CONTEST APP, OFFERING UP TO $50,000 IN WEEKLY PRIZES

    Dec 20, 2018

    NBC Sports is betting that fantasy-sports contests will help boost viewership and subscriptions to its over-the-top video packages. The sports programmer launched the free-to-play NBC Sports Predictor games app, offering fans the chance to win up to $50,000 each week, tied to its TV and live-streami...

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    MEDIA’S BIG 2019 CHALLENGE: BUILDING NEW NETFLIXES WHILE CONSUMERS KEEP CUTTING CORDS

    Dec 20, 2018

    Netflix’s amazing success over the past decade has been so significant that many others are hoping to repeat it. Discovery Inc. CEO David Zaslav vows a new streaming outlet that brings golf content to overseas markets will become a “Netflix for golf.” 21st Century Fox recently laun...

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    FACEBOOK OPEN-SOURCES ITS AI PLATFORM DEEPFOCUS TO IMPROVE VR VISUAL RENDERING

    Dec 20, 2018

    Facebook Reality Labs (FRL) has been experimenting with a number of ways to improve the realism of virtual reality (VR), through both hardware and software means. During the Facebook Developers Conference (F8) 2018 in May the company unveiled Half Dome, a prototype headset with a varifocal mechanism...

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    FACEBOOK OPEN-SOURCES DEEPFOCUS ALGORITHM FOR MORE REALISTIC VARIFOCAL VR RENDERING

    Dec 19, 2018

    DeepFocus is Facebook’s AI-driven renderer that’s said to produce natural looking blur in real-time, something that’s poised to go hand-in-hand with the varifocal displays of tomorrow. Today, Facebook announced that DeepFocus is going open source; while the company’s wide fie...

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    HOW TO DOWNLOAD PUBG VIKENDI MAP ON MOBILE, PC, AND XBOX

    Dec 19, 2018

    PUBG Vikendi Map is covered with snow and measures 6x6 on the scale. The location is based on European countries that get heavy snowfall during the winter seasonThe latest addition to the massively famous gaming phenomenon called PUBG is the Vikendi Map that introduces the players to ski on the ice ...

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    PUBG MOBILE VIKENDI UPDATE DOWNLOAD LIVE AS RELEASE COUNTDOWN BEGINS

    Dec 19, 2018

    The PUBG Mobile Vikendi update is a little different from other map expansions, which has led to some confusion over when it will playable.Players will have already seen multiple updates made to the game, none of which has allowed for the launch of the new snow map.So there are a few things to know ...

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    AKAMAI'S CDN CLAIMS NEW RECORD FOR PEAK TRAFFIC

    Dec 19, 2018

    Akamai said that earlier this month it set a new record for peak data traveling across its global content delivery network.The company said that on Dec. 11, the volume of data passed 72 Tbps, surpassing the 70 Tbps threshold for the first time in the company's 20-year history.The volume, which A...

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    OCULUS REVEALS DEEPFOCUS, AN OPEN SOURCE AI RENDERER FOR VARIFOCAL VR

    Dec 19, 2018

    When Facebook’s Oculus unit revealed a next-generation prototype VR headset called Half Dome in May, one of its signature features was a “varifocal” display system that actually moved the screens inside to mimic focus changes in the user’s eyes. Now the company has revealed D...

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    CABLE NETWORK 2018 RATINGS RANKINGS: THOSE NOT COVERING DONALD TRUMP WRAP TRYING YEAR; USA TOPS ENTERTAINMENT CHARTS

    Dec 19, 2018

    USA Network will close out 2018 celebrating its 13th consecutive year as the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment network (non-news/non-sports), and its second as tops in the genre among 18- to 49-year-olds.The NBCUniversal network ends the year with an average of 1.48 million viewers, and ...

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    FAMILIARITY WITH AR/VR ISN’T TRANSLATING INTO PRACTICAL USAGE

    Dec 18, 2018

    While the virtual reality (VR) industry has been doing a better job over the last couple of years at getting its message across regarding the wonders (and many use cases) of the technology, that isn’t necessarily translating into consumer usage, a new survey by Artec 3D has found.A developer a...

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    SPYRO REIGNITED TRILOGY HAS STRONGER DEBUT MONTH THAN ALL PAST SPYRO GAMES COMBINED

    Dec 18, 2018

    Spyro the Dragon has some fire left in him. Spyro Reignited Trilogy was the No. 9 best-selling game in the U.S. in November, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Reignited Trilogy’s launch month dollar sales were 30 percent higher than the launch month sales for all over Spyro ga...

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    TELLTALE LEAD WRITER SLINGS TO SPIDER-MAN STUDIO INSOMNIAC GAMES

    Dec 18, 2018

    Insomniac Games is one of the developers scooping up talent from the dissolution of The Walking Dead studio Telltale Games. Former Telltale lead writer Mary Kenney announced on social media that she is going to work for the Marvel’s Spider-Man company in 2019.Kenney worked as lead writer on Th...

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    TELLTALE LEAD WRITER SLINGS TO SPIDER-MAN STUDIO INSOMNIAC GAMES

    Dec 18, 2018

    Insomniac Games is one of the developers scooping up talent from the dissolution of The Walking Dead studio Telltale Games. Former Telltale lead writer Mary Kenney announced on social media that she is going to work for the Marvel’s Spider-Man company in 2019.Kenney worked as lead writer on Th...

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    ZSPACE UNVEILS LAPTOP THAT ENABLES EASY AR/VR INTERACTION

    Dec 18, 2018

    Zspace has dedicated itself to “spatial content,” and today it is unveiling a laptop targeted at kids that lets them easily interact with augmented reality or virtual reality content.The company will show the device, which is available now, at the CES 2019 trade show event in January. Th...

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    ‘FORTNITE’ UPDATE 7.10 BRINGS A ROTATING SELECTION OF MODES BIG AND SMALL

    Dec 18, 2018

    Christmas is quickly approaching, and Fortnite is getting even more into the holiday spirit with update 7.10. With “14 Days of Fortnite,” you’ll be able to relive some of the game’s greatest moments, whether you’re a fan of enormous team battles or smaller skirmishes.St...

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    ORQA TO OFFICIALLY DEBUT ITS FPV.ONE HEADSET AT CES 2019

    Dec 17, 2018

    The CES show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the biggest technology show on the planet and it’ll be opening its doors for another week of high tech debuts in a few weeks time. While some companies like to leave their announcements to the last minute, others are more than happy to reveal an early prev...

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    PLAYSTATION VR’S POPULAR FPS FIREWALL ZERO HOUR TO RECEIVE NEW CONTENT DLC TOMORROW

    Dec 17, 2018

    First Contact Entertainment has been one of the few developers to prove that multiplayer only titles can work in virtual reality (VR) when done correctly. Having launched Firewall Zero Hour in the summer, the studio has released two DLC packs up until now, announcing that the third will be released ...

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    TURTLE BEACH ELITE PRO 2 REVIEW — INNOVATING HIGH-END GAMING HEADSETS

    Dec 17, 2018

    One of my favorite headsets ever was the Turtle Beach Elite Pro. Specifically, I dug the Elite Pro PC Edition that had the built-in USB connector. By swapping out the included mic for a noise-cancelling upgrade, I had a really decent headset that was excellent for communicating and even for recordin...

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    THE AUTONOMOUS CAR IS THE NEXT ENTERTAINMENT FRONTIER

    Dec 17, 2018

    Self-driving cars are an inevitability and will unlock the potential for cars to transform beyond a simple means of transport.In the not too distant future, drivers will find themselves with a great deal of free time in-car. Rather than having to focus on driving, time can be spent on working, being...

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    TIVO FCC FILING SUGGESTS ANDROID TV DEVICE COMING IN TIME FOR CES

    Dec 17, 2018

    A filing for a new TiVo remote control suggests that the company may be getting ready to show an Android TV-based set-top box at CES in Las Vegas next month. The device likely won’t be sold to end users, but instead ship to TV operators looking to combine TiVo’s DVR capabilities with Goo...

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    DRILLING DEEP ON HOW TO MONETIZE ESPORTS

    Dec 16, 2018

    Monetizing esports is still a work in progress. The idea of watching people get paid to play games seemed far-fetched not long ago. But market researcher Newzoo estimates that 165 million esports enthusiasts are now watching esports, with that number expected to reach 250 million by 2021. Occasional...

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    UNDERWATER SURVIVAL GAME ‘SUBNAUTICA’ FREE ON EPIC GAMES’ ONLINE STORE

    Dec 15, 2018

    Subnautica, the underwater survival game that recently won PC Game of the Year at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards, is being offered as a free download on the Epic Games store.Epic Games, which is looking to attract more PC players to its recently launched online store, promised to offer a new free g...

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    DISNEY REORGANIZES INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS UNIT

    Dec 14, 2018

    Disney appointed the top executives who will head three units of the international business, once the agreement with Twenty-First Century Fox closes. Diego Lerner will continue as President of The Walt Disney Co. Latin America.In the new structure, Rebecca Campbell, current president of The Walt Dis...

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    HULU SAYS VIEWERS STREAMED 26M HOURS OF CONTENT PER DAY IN 2018

    Dec 14, 2018

    Hulu just dropped a bunch of data points about its service in 2018, and they show just how much time viewers are spending with content on the platform.According to Hulu, its users streamed more than 26 million hours of content per day in 2018. That comes out to approximately 10.2 billion hours per y...

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    FILMINLATINO STREAMING SERVICE TO SHUT DOWN

    Dec 13, 2018

    The Mexican Cinematography Institute (Imcine) announced that the OTT service FilminLatino will shut down on January 1. Through her Twitter account, María Novaro, Imcine director, said that it is “a well-founded and necessary decision to be able to promote Mexican cinema in a more compre...

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    IMAX IS SHUTTING DOWN ITS VR BUSINESS, CLOSING REMAINING THREE VR CENTERS IN Q1

    Dec 13, 2018

    Imax is making its exit from virtual reality (VR) official: The company notified shareholders with a SEC filing Thursday that it will close down its remaining three VR centers, and write off “certain VR content investments.”A company spokesperson confirmed the planned closures and shared...

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    KARTRIDGE AND INDIE MEGABOOTH HIGHLIGHT INDIE GAMES IN ALTERNATIVE PC GAME STORE

    Dec 13, 2018

    Kartridge, the PC gaming store that was recently started by Kongregate, has announced a partnership with the Indie Megabooth (IMB) to highlight indie games from around the world.They will create a traveling showcase that will highlight the best indie games from the IMB Alumni Network, hand-picked to...

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    BLIZZARD CANCELS HEROES OF THE STORM ESPORTS, SLOWS DEVELOPMENT

    Dec 13, 2018

    Blizzard Entertainment announced that it is scaling back its support for Heroes of the Storm. It is canceling the Heroes of the Storm and Heroes of the Dorm esports events in 2019, and it is also shifting some developers off the ongoing game, according to a blog post.Heroes of the Storm hasn’t...

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    FORTNITE CREATORS ANNOUNCE SOME EPIC CROSS-PLATFORM GAMING PLANS FOR

    Dec 13, 2018

    Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, laid out their “Epic 2019 Cross-Platform Online Services Roadmap.” As noted in a post on the Unreal Engine blog, Epic announced what it has in the works for Fortnite for 2019. Epic already released a creator, called Fortnite Creative, that lets playe...

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    JINGLE PUNKS AT 10: HOW THE PRODUCTION MUSIC PLATFORM’S PLAYER WORKS

    Dec 13, 2018

    Though its primary function is creative, Jingle Punks is built on a foundation of technology and administration. The patented Jingle Player that lets customers search for music using pop culture terms is both intuitive and efficient. Typing in “Reservoir Dogs” or “Starbucks” ...

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    NETFLIX’S INDIA CONTENT HEAD SWATI SHETTY MAKES EXIT

    Dec 12, 2018

    Swati Shetty, who has headed Indian content operations at Netflix is to step down from the global streaming giant. She joined the streamer in August 2016 as director of international originals and acquisitions.The company said it is placing more emphasis on India and that the role should ideally be ...

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    SOME ‘FORTNITE’ PLAYERS AREN’T TOO HAPPY WITH THE NEW INFINITY BLADE WEAPON

    Dec 12, 2018

    The most recent Fortnite update added the Infinity Blade weapon to the game’s battle royale mode, as a way of paying tribute to the now-delisted trilogy of games on the App Store. The introduction of a melee weapon seemed like a great way to shake up the multiplayer formula, but players are co...

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    NINTENDO SWITCH VS. XBOX ONE: CAN THE NEW HYBRID BEST THE ESTABLISHED CONSOLE?

    Dec 12, 2018

    The Nintendo Switch, as with many Nintendo systems, seeks to innovate on what we view as the traditional video game console. As a hybrid console, the Switch offers a form of play similar to that of its competitors — namely the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 — while acting as a bridge between...

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    ACORN TV EXPANDS TO MORE COUNTRIES IN LATIN AMERICA

    Dec 12, 2018

    North America’s streaming service Acorn TV, which offers British and international content, announced that is now available in thirty new countries, including Paraguay, Bolivia, Venezuela and Uruguay.Launched in Canada and the United States in 2011 Acorn TV quickly became a reference for premi...

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    THE IMPACT OF VOICE TECHNOLOGIES ON CONSUMER ENTERTAINMENT

    Dec 11, 2018

    Voice technology is an emerging trend in the consumer entertainment world, with voice control increasingly becoming embedded in devices such as smart speakers, TV remotes, and smart TVs. This report presents an overview of the voice technology landscape for consumer entertainment services, with a fo...

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    DUSUN PROMOTES ANDROID TV REMOTE CONTROL AND GAMEPAD FOR VOICE-CONTROLLED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Dusun Electron Ltd. will be demonstrating its Android TV remote control and gamepad at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas. The remote control features Bluetooth BLE (low energy wireless communication) and Google Voice to interact with Android TV-enabled devices such as Smart TV, Se...

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    HOW VR IS BEING USED TO HELP CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, AUTISM

    Dec 11, 2018

    The United States Department of Education is betting on virtual reality to help students with high-functioning autism and learning disabilities in schools across the country. This month the Office of Special Education and Programs announced its investment of $2.5 million toward a new program that wi...

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    CLOUD CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK MARKET: MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY TO EXHIBIT HIGH DEMAND

    Dec 11, 2018

    The global cloud content delivery network market is yet to graduate from its transformational phase. Nevertheless, the market is speeding its way through on the back technological breakthroughs and generous spending by the leading companies. The investment spike will give thrust to the market’...

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    AT&T COMMITTING 'MAJOR STRATEGIC ERROR' WITH THREE-TIER STREAMING SERVICE PLANS, ANALYST SAYS

    Dec 11, 2018

    AT&T’s WarnerMedia last month revealed the three-tier service structure for its upcoming streaming product, and one industry analyst sees the plan as a big mistake.MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson said the structure for WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, co...

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    KILL YOUR CABLE AND SWITCH TO STREAMING WITH OUR PAINLESS GUIDE

    Dec 11, 2018

    Streaming is hotter than ever these days, with on-demand services such as Netflix and Hulu, along with a litany of live TV streaming services such as Sling TV, DirecTV Now, and PlayStation Vue, all attempting to capitalize on the cord-cutting phenomenon. Channels and hit series once strictly bound b...

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    NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES VIEWING CLIMBS, BUT LICENSED CONTENT REMAINS MAJORITY OF TOTAL U.S. STREAMS

    Dec 10, 2018

    Is Netflix moving fast enough to bulk up on originals to offset programming that’s about to get pulled by studios like Disney, Fox and WarnerMedia?Original content accounted for 37% of Netflix’s U.S. streams in October 2018, up from 24% a year earlier (and just 14% in January 2017), per ...

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    SLEDGEHAMMER GAMES COFOUNDER GLEN SCHOFIELD LEAVES ACTIVISION

    Dec 10, 2018

    Glen Schofield, co-creator of several Call of Duty games, announced today on Twitter that he was leaving Sledgehammer Games, the game studio he cofounded in 2009 with Michael Condrey.Schofield and Condrey worked together at Electronic Arts’s Visceral Games studio before starting Sledgehammer, ...

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    ANALOG TV USERS WILL HAVE CHANNELS WITH SAME NUMBER ON DTT

    Dec 10, 2018

    Peruvian Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MTC) proposed to make some modifications to the Master Plan for the Implementation of Digital Terrestrial Television in the country.The ministry specifically proposes to make changes in articles 3, 9 and 15, “with the objective that the p...

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    HOLOLENS 2 COULD GIVE THE ALWAYS CONNECTED PC A NEW, ‘AGGRESSIVE’ FORM

    Dec 10, 2018

    Microsoft’s next-generation Hololens will be an augmented reality Always Connected PC. Qualcomm reassured us that more “aggressive form factors” will be coming to the Snapdragon PC platform, and the latest rumor suggests that Microsoft could release its Hololens with the same Snapd...

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    PLAY ‘SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE’ THE BEST WAY WITH A SWITCH GAMECUBE CONTROLLER

    Dec 10, 2018

    If you’re a longtime fan of Super Smash Bros., you know in your bones that there’s only one true way to play. Nintendo knows it, too: Alongside the recent launch of the new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Japanese company has brought back the legendary GameCube controller along with a US...

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    NETFLIX’S BIGGEST COMPETITION ISN’T SLEEP — IT’S YOUTUBE

    Dec 09, 2018

    Each day in India’s capital New Delhi, hundreds of thousands of people take the quiet subway across the widely crowded suburbs to reach their work. The quietness is interrupted every few minutes as the train reaches a station and an ever-growing population jostles to find a seat. Seconds later...

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    ESL AND OCULUS PARTNER FOR VR CHARITY CHALLENGE GAME SHOW

    Dec 07, 2018

    Esports company ESL is teaming up with Oculus for the Change the Game VR Charity Challenge (VRCC), it announced on Friday.Two teams of influencers will compete for a $100,000 prize during the event. Each will represent one of two gaming charities — Stack Up or Take This. Stack Up is a nonprofi...

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    DEEPER DIVE HOW NETFLIX IS BRACING FOR THE COMING LICENSED CONTENT EXODUS

    Dec 07, 2018

    Netflix is well aware that Disney, WarnerMedia, Comcast and others will eventually pull back their content for their own platforms. But new figures paint a dire portrait of the aftermath of that shift.Ampere Analysis’ research—spotted by Recode—suggests Netflix could lose 20% of it...

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    DIRECTV ACQUIRES COPA SUDAMERICANA RIGHTS

    Dec 07, 2018

    DirecTV Latin America has acquired rights to broadcast the Copa Sudamericana and the Recopa in Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 2019-2022.The operator was selected in “an open and competitive bidding process that included the participation several bidders,”...

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    HOW TO RECORD AND SHARE GAMEPLAY ON THE PLAYSTATION 4

    Dec 07, 2018

    For lots of players, saving and sharing their favorite gameplay moments and playthroughs has become essential to the video gaming experience. Considering how much players like to use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and streaming services like Twitch to show off their gaming experiences, it makes perfect...

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    LINEAR TV CHANNEL OFFERING TO REDUCE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, SAYS HULU CEO

    Dec 06, 2018

    Randy Freer, CEO of the streaming platform Hulu, said that the traditional pay TV offering that includes more than 300 linear channels is going to shrink dramatically over the next 10 years.The executive participated this week in the BI Ignition conference in New York. According to Freer, only cable...

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    AMAZON MUSIC ROLLS OUT NEW VOICE FEATURES TO PERSONALIZE LISTENING

    Dec 06, 2018

    Amazon Music today announced the rollout of new voice features that enables listeners to personalize their streaming music experience. Essentially, listeners can have a conversation with the service’s Alexa to find playlists and music for specific moods or occasions, “liking” or re...

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    DIRECTV TO STOP BUYING SATELLITES, TO FOCUS ON ONLINE VIDEO BUSINESS

    Dec 06, 2018

    AT&T, owner of DTH operator DirecTV, announced that is finished buying satellites. Instead, it will focus on growing its online video business. The announcement was made by John Donovan, CEO of AT&T Communications, in a meeting with analysts.“We’ve launched our last satellite,&rd...

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    DIGITAL CONTENT PLATFORM ‘OTRO’ LAUNCHES WITH SOCCER STARS

    Dec 05, 2018

    The new online service “Otro”, focused on the soccer universe, was recently announced globally. It is backed by some of the sport’s biggest stars. It is available in eight languages (including Spanish) and offers a free version with limited access, and a monthly subscription model....

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    DIRECTV LATIN AMERICA HAS A NEW PRESIDENT

    Dec 05, 2018

    Manuel Abelleyra was appointed president of DirecTV Latin America, a new organizational unit of Vrio Corp. as of October 2018. Previously, the executive was in charge of the operation in Argentina and the Southern Region.Abelleyra will be responsible for the operations and the management teams of Ar...

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    ‘FORTNITE’ WAS THE MOST TALKED ABOUT GAME ON TWITTER IN 2018

    Dec 05, 2018

    Now that 2018 is ending, Twitter is sharing some of the topics that got people talking this year, including the most-tweeted video games in the U.S. Unsurprisingly, Epic Games’ popular battle royale title “Fortnite” tops the list.“Fortnite” is a pop culture phenomenon w...

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    HULU ON PACE TO HAVE 23M SUBSCRIBERS BY YEAR-END

    Dec 05, 2018

    Hulu CEO Randy Freer says his company is growing at a fast pace and is on track to have more than 23 million subscribers by the end of 2018.That’s according to TechCrunch, which picked up on Freer’s remarks at a Business Insider conference and did some math. Freer said that Hulu expects ...

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    AMAZON PRIME VIDEO IS FINALLY COMING TO COMCAST XFINITY

    Dec 05, 2018

    Four months after Comcast announced it was integrating Amazon Prime Video, the app is finally rolling out to Comcast’s Xfinity platform nationwide.Over the next week, Comcast will start allowing its pay TV subscribers to search for and watch Prime Video content on their X1 set-top boxes in 4K ...

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    NVIDIA’S NEW A.I. CREATES ENTIRE VIRTUAL CITIES BY WATCHING DASH CAM VIDEOS

    Dec 05, 2018

    From the Grand Theft Auto franchise to the plethora of available Spider-Man titles, plenty of video games allow you to explore a three-dimensional representation of a real (or thinly fictionalized) city. Creating these cityscapes isn’t easy, however. The task requires thousands of hours of com...

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    GLOBAL SEARCH MARKETING AGENCY, DIRECTIVE, ANNOUNCES COMPLETE REBRANDING

    Dec 05, 2018

    Directive, the leading B2B and enterprise search marketing agency, announced today the launch of their new branding to reflect their evolution into a global search marketing agency. Directive’s unique approach to search marketing has positioned the company as the agency of choice for leading B...

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    VOTE NOW TO DECIDE WHO IS THE MOST POWERFUL PERSON IN THE U.S. VIDEO INDUSTRY: 2018

    Dec 04, 2018

    Like FierceWireless is doing this year and has done in years past, FierceVideo is letting our readers pick the most powerful person in the U.S. video industry for 2018.Every workday for the next five days, we’re going to run a new round of voting in a tournament-style bracket. Voting starts ea...

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    COMCAST REMAINS CAGEY ON DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER STREAMING PRODUCT PLANS

    Dec 04, 2018

    Fellow media conglomerates AT&T and Disney are slowly revealing plans for their direct-to-consumer streaming products launching in 2019. But Comcast has yet to join the fray.Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh spoke during a UBS investor conference and declined to provide much detail into any similar plan...

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    WHAT 5G WILL DO FOR VR/AR

    Dec 03, 2018

    People using AR and VR might be accessing information on train times while on the move, holding conference calls with colleagues or playing computer games with friends in different locations around the world, all in real time.It’s set to revolutionise the way we communicate and consume content...

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    MODERN TIMES GROUP INVESTS IN 11 U.S. AND EUROPEAN GAME STARTUPS

    Dec 03, 2018

    Modern Times Group (MTG) said it has invested in 11 gaming startups during the past year or so. The Stockholm, Sweden-based MTG made the investments in categories, including online gaming, esports, virtual reality, and augmented reality.This disclosure makes MTG one the most active investors in the ...

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    U.S. STREAMING TV SERVICE FUBOTV LAUNCHING IN SPAIN

    Dec 03, 2018

    FuboTV can check off another first among its virtual MVPD competitors: The U.S.-based streaming TV service is heading to Europe with the launch of fuboTV España in Spain.With the launch, fuboTV says it will be the first vMVPD to offer service in both North America and Europe. FuboTV Espa&ntil...

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    TWO MONTHS RUNNING, PLAYSTATION DOMINATES FIRST PLACE IN GAMING INDUSTRY’S MOST-SEEN TV ADS RANKING

    Dec 03, 2018

    In the last 30 days, Sony-owned PlayStation edged its lead with a third of all industry TV ad impressions, while Nintendo extended its market share at second place, Xbox fell from third to fourth, and chart newcomer Riot Games joined at No. 5.GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV a...

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    NEXSTAR WILL ACQUIRE TRIBUNE MEDIA FOR $4.1 BILLION

    Dec 02, 2018

    Reuters reports that Nexstar Media Group has agreed to acquire the Tribune Media Company for $4.1 billion, which will make the combined company the largest television station operator in America. The deal could be announced on Monday.Based in Irving, Texas, Nexstar is presently the second-largest lo...

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    AMAZON MUSIC WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE FOR ANDROID TV

    Nov 30, 2018

    Looks like Amazon Music is coming to Android TV, as Android Police has spotted a listing for the TV version of the app appearing now in the Google Play Store. It’s not available just yet, but there is an option to pre-register for it.Other music streaming services have been available on Androi...

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    A+E, MEDIATEK JOIN NIELSEN’S DYNAMIC AD INSERTION PILOT PROGRAM

    Nov 29, 2018

    Nielsen is growing the membership for its U.S. dynamic ad insertion (DAI) pilot, adding the smart TV chipmaker MediaTek and national cable network group A+E Networks.A+E joins CBS in the Nielsen trial working on replacing advertisements in live linear programming on select networks.Nielsen’s D...

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    DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE TO OPEN CUTTING-EDGE VR CENTRE IN LA NEXT MONTH

    Nov 28, 2018

    You may remember VRFocus reporting on location-based virtual reality (VR) specialist Dreamscape Immersive opening a pop-up location in Los Angeles earlier this year to showcase its brand new experience, Alien Zoo, for a month. That was just a precursor to today’s announcement, with the company...

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    DISNEY DITCHES COMCAST AND ALIGNS ONLINE AD EFFORTS WITH GOOGLE

    Nov 28, 2018

    Disney is consolidating all of its online ad initiatives with Google’s Ad Manager and ending its agreement with Comcast’s Freewheel.According to The Wall Street Journal, Disney’s networks including ABC and ESPN will use Google for ads appearing on video, mobile, apps and display fo...

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    DISCOVERY CONTINUES ITS PUSH INTO DIGITAL WITH SLING TV CARRIAGE DEAL

    Nov 28, 2018

    Discovery Inc. has made a series of big moves into streaming video over the last month—launching several new TV Everywhere apps, licensing a big catalog of shows to free, ad-supported streamer Pluto TV, and announcing its GolfTV SVOD service for non-U.S. markets—and launched three of its...

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    DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE TO OPEN ITS FIRST VR VENUE IN WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY

    Nov 28, 2018

    Dreamscape Immersive, the location-based VR startup backed by some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters, will open its first venue this month at the Westfield Century City mall.The opening marks the start of a period of expansion that will bring four stand-alone and in-theatre VR experiences to the...

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    SEGA DREAMCAST AT 20: THE FUTURISTIC GAMES CONSOLE THAT CAME TOO SOON

    Nov 28, 2018

    The Dreamcast looked like nothing else out there. A lighter box than the uniform black or grey, four joypad ports, a bizarre controller with a memory card that had its own screen and worked as a separate miniature games console. The name – a portmanteau of Dream and Broadcast – was stran...

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