MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

Boom Entertainment Enters Multi-Faceted Partnership with Golden Nugget Online Gaming Inc

BOOM ENTERTAINMENT | August 16, 2021

Boom Entertainment has entered into a comprehensive partnership with Golden Nugget Online Gaming ("GNOG"). The agreement will give the operator access to Boom's portfolio of products and services including its casino game library and remote game server, market access via its rights in Ohio, and free-to-play and real money sports betting games. As part of the agreement, Boom will also build a custom and exclusive games library in collaboration with GNOG.

GNOG has also participated as a minority investor in Boom's most recent financing round.

"We are thrilled to enter this long-term relationship with Boom," said Thomas Winter, President of GNOG. "Boom's team has an impressive track record in the gaming industry, and we believe this partnership will help GNOG continue to differentiate itself in the market with a premier, unrivaled gaming product."

"We are excited to work with an incredible operator in Golden Nugget," said Stephen A. Murphy, CEO of Boom. "Boom's mission is to fuel the biggest winners in sports betting and casino gaming, whether they are operators, leagues, retail establishments, or media companies. We are excited to add our mark to Golden Nugget's award-winning product."

As part of this agreement, Boom will integrate its remote gaming server and portfolio of high-end casino games into Golden Nugget. The technology startup will also provide several custom online casino titles to the operator. In addition, GNOG will benefit from Boom's other assets and capabilities, which include free-to-play gaming, innovative sport betting content, casino technology, and market access.

Boom has established itself as a premier provider of games and technology, with 3 million U.S. sports fans playing Boom products over the past two years. The company, which is led by a team that has built some of the most successful casino games of the past decade, will launch its RGS and first wave of real-money casino games for casino operators in the coming months.

ABOUT GNOG
Golden Nugget Online Gaming is a leading online gaming company that is considered a market leader by its peers and was first to bring Live Dealer and Live Casino Floor to the United States online gaming market. GNOG was the recipient of 15 eGaming Review North America Awards, including the coveted "Operator of the Year" award in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

ABOUT BOOM ENTERTAINMENT
Boom Entertainment, formerly known as Boom Sports, has established itself a leader in the emerging US online gaming industry as a provider of award-winning gaming content and platform technology. The company's highly successful flagship product, NBC Sports Predictor, has led to partnerships with blue-chip brands in the media, league, casino, and retail verticals.

Spotlight

Choosing a video game program is not easy, we know that! Do we want to imagine, program, animate, model? Do online training or go to classes? There are so many choices!Inter-Dec College, first school in the Montreal area to integrate virtual reality into its training, offers two recently enhanced AEC programs. A core curriculum prepares students for the realities of the industry. As a team, they create an entire video game during a professional production simulation.


Other News
APPLICATIONS,MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

ViewSonic Launches Latest Smart 4K Ultra HD LED Home Entertainment Projector

ViewSonic Corp | September 02, 2022

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, announces the launch of the X11-4K home entertainment projector. The X11-4K is a lamp-free projector utilizing next-generation LED technology to ensure high brightness levels and up to 30,000 hours of usage.* It features native 4K Ultra HD resolution, color reproduction technologies for stunning image quality, as well as embedded 5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Audio In/Out for sharing entertainment from other devices.By combining 4K resolution with HDR/HLG support and Wi-Fi enabled capabilities in a portable design, the ViewSonic® X11-4K provides an immersive experience from just about anywhere. At less than 10 pounds, the projector can move from room to room or outdoors with the built-in handle. At 2,400 LED lumens of brightness, the short throw lens delivers images up to 100 inches (diagonal) from just 5.8 feet away from a screen or wall. With instant auto-focus, horizontal/vertical keystone and four-corner adjustment, setup of the X11-4K is effortless. The X11-4K comes with the company’s exclusive Cinema SuperColor+ technology, 125% Rec.709 color accuracy and enhanced HDR10 color and contrast ratios. Integrated Harmon Kardon speakers offer incredible sound, while multiple connectivity options, including HDMI 2.0/HDCP 1.4/2.2 and USB 2.0 Type A/Type C, ensure connection to multiple devices. Smart connectivity options, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth audio In/Out, allows wireless screen mirroring and other flexible audio possibilities. “The X11-4K, the latest in the ViewSonic X-Series of smart 4K projectors, offers enhanced features and a smaller form factor to ensure an amazing home entertainment experience, The projector delivers amazing image reproduction, while the 5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi allows users to wirelessly share and stream content from other devices. With Bluetooth In/Out functionality, the X11-4K projector can be used as a stand-alone speaker. Harman Kardon speakers and stunning picture quality give users a truly immersive visual and audio experience.” -Mia Shen, Sr. Business Line Manager of Projectors at ViewSonic. X11-4K LED-based projector with native 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) resolution at 2,400 LED lumens of brightness Embedded 5GHz high-speed Wi-Fi, Bluetooth In/Out; Built-in Harman Kardon speakers HDR content support, 125% Rec.709 color accuracy and exclusive Cinema SuperColor+ technology Connectivity options include: HDMI 2.0/HDCP 1.4/2.2, USB 2.0 Type A and Type C. Bluetooth Audio In/Out, 3.5mm Audio In/Out, HDMI ARC and RJ45. Available August 2022 for an estimated street price of $1,499.99 [USD] About ViewSonic Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard™ software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Read More

BUSINESS

Pacaso Forms Partnership with Leading Luxury Sports and Entertainment Brokerage, Aston Rose

Pacaso | August 02, 2022

Pacaso, the leading technology-enabled real estate marketplace that helps people buy and co-own a luxury second home, announces its partnership with Aston Rose Sports + Entertainment, the first ultra-luxury national real estate firm devoted to finding homes for professional athletes, entertainers and high-net worth individuals, and Co-Founder Rod Watson. The partnership introduces co-ownership, the most sustainable and modern way to buy and own a second home, to Aston Rose's influential network of athletes and entertainment professionals in 40 global luxury second home destinations in which Pacaso currently operates. Aston Rose is a sports and entertainment based luxury real estate firm co-founded by former professional athletes Rod Watson, Lisa Leslie, Tomi Rose and Rob Hite. Rod Watson has helped some of the world's most notable sports and entertainment professionals find luxury real estate worldwide including De'Aaron Fox, Zach Randolph, Melo Ball and Money Bag Yo. Watson is the latest member to join the Pacaso Agent Collective (PAC), a curated group of industry leaders and culture shifters committed to the belief that co-ownership is the future of second home real estate. "Pacaso's innovative co-ownership model is perfect for Aston Rose clients with busy lifestyles and for those seeking simplicity. We handle not only details like maintenance and property management but also provide the luxury of flexibility, as our technology allows owners the ability to easily and equitably schedule time at their home, visit when works for them, and not worry about it when they're not there," -Vice President of Industry Relations Marnie Blanco. Pacaso partners closely with all interested real estate agents and brokerages to help clients buy, sell, and own a second home. Real estate agents representing buyers who purchase a share of a Pacaso earn a 3% referral commission, along with the opportunity to earn equity rewards. PAC members have the opportunity to earn additional equity rewards. Pacaso manages the entire process, from scheduling a home tour and answering client questions, to managing inspections, escrow, title, and reporting. "Our brokerage was created with the goal of reinventing the luxury real estate industry and Pacaso is doing that to the second home market. Pacaso is changing the game when it comes to second home ownership by eliminating many costs and hassles that come with owning and managing a whole second home. Our clients in the sports and entertainment industries have demanding schedules with limited time off, but when off-season hits they want to spend it relaxing, recharging and with their families. Pacaso allows them to do just that and we're excited to advise them on the innovative co-ownership model that is likely to be a better investment and option for their vibrant and busy lifestyles." -Rod Watson, co-founder and advisor at Aston Rose. The real estate industry is embracing co-ownership as Real Estate Standards Organization and its members defined co-ownership as a property type. Pacaso was recently named a finalist in the Most Innovative Company Category in the annual Inman Innovator Award and the Inman Golden I Award in the category of Best Luxury Standout. Real estate agents who are interested in learning more about the co-ownership category and how they can work with Pacaso can visit pacaso.com/agents. About Pacaso Pacaso® is a technology-enabled marketplace that modernizes real estate co-ownership to make owning a second home possible and enjoyable for more people. Pacaso curates luxury listings with premium amenities and high-end contemporary interior design, offers ⅛ to ½ ownership with integrated financing, and, after purchase, professionally manages the home and supports seamless resale. Co-founded by Austin Allison and Spencer Rascoff in 2020, Pacaso operates in top second home destinations around the world. Pacaso has been certified as a Great Place to Work and is recognized as one of Glassdoor's 2022 Best Places to Work. For more information about Pacaso and to view luxury second home listings, visit www.pacaso.com or download the Pacaso app for Android or iPhone. You can also follow Pacaso on social media @PacasoHomes on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube or @Pacaso_Homes on TikTok.

Read More

TECHNOLOGIES,BUSINESS

disguise Acquires Creative Studio Meptik to Accelerate Global Delivery of World-Class Immersive Productions

disguise | July 13, 2022

disguise, the market leader in extended reality (xR) technology, has acquired Atlanta-based immersive entertainment specialists Meptik, to empower the global deployment of trailblazing immersive productions, studios and installations delivered by Meptik and powered by disguiseWhile both companies will continue to operate as separate entities, disguise will be leveraging Meptik’s expertise to expand its global reach, helping creatives build the next generation of extended reality and metaverse experiences. Meptik’s teams will work with disguise to workshop new solutions, create product roadmaps and drive new standards in entertainment technology. Meptik specializes in creating dynamic virtual worlds that blow audiences away—and keeps them coming back. Their clients range from film studios to lifestyle brands, Fortune 500s, musical artists and more. Combining creative chops with technical skills, Meptik is always working behind the scenes to define what’s next for extended reality (xR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and virtual production (VP). Led by Sarah Linebaugh and Nick Rivero, their team of experts deliver groundbreaking projects for filmmakers and broadcasters as well as remarkable corporate and immersive installations. xR technology unleashes storytelling potential by delivering photorealistic, three-dimensional, real-time graphics that immerse performers and audiences alike in a virtual world visible on set and in-camera. disguise’s market-leading extended reality (xR) workflow has, in the past two years alone, enabled over 600 xR productions in over 50 countries, powering live entertainment productions for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, film and episodic TV productions for Netflix and Amazon Prime, corporate presentations for Siemens and Verizon and live broadcast programs from Eurosport, MTV and ITV. With new disguise locations opening up around the world and a software interface available in multiple languages, disguise is accelerating the democratization of its xR workflow to meet the expanding appetite for xR, virtual production and virtual studios. As a rapidly growing global player in the events, media and entertainment space, disguise is well placed to support a similar growth trajectory for Meptik, bringing their creative and technical expertise to all. Customers can expect a Meptik team with the latest technology in their back pocket, and an ever-growing global team of experts to support them on their creative journey. Meptik will also use its unique combination of creative and technical expertise to aid disguise in its mission to empower game-changing virtual experiences at the intersection of physical and virtual worlds. “We have always prided ourselves on our ability to service both sides of the xR equation the creative and the technical—and we love creating dynamic virtual worlds that blow audiences away, Joining forces with disguise will enhance our ability to continue to serve our clients from start to finish while maintaining our down-to-earth spirit.” -Nick Rivero, Co-Founder of Meptik “Meptik has been a trusted partner of disguise for many years, growing to excel at bringing out the very best capability for disguise solutions. Given that we have both been, in the past two years, bringing extended reality and immersive entertainment to the world, this acquisition would expand on these efforts and lead the next era for extended reality and metaverse experiences,” says disguise CEO Fernando Küfer. About disguise disguise is the platform to imagine, create and deliver spectacular visual experiences. Its award-winning extended reality (xR) solution has powered over 600 immersive real-time productions across live entertainment for music artists such as Katy Perry and Billie Eilish, film and episodic TV productions for Netflix and Amazon Prime, corporate presentations for Siemens and Verizon, and live broadcast programs from Eurosport, MTV and ITV, in more than 50 countries. With an ever-increasing global partner network and working alongside the world’s most talented visual designers and technical teams in live events, TV broadcasts, films, concert touring, theatre, fixed installations and corporate and entertainment events, disguise is building the next generation of collaborative tools to help artists and technologists realize their vision. Recognized as one of the Financial Times’ top 1000 fastest growing businesses for 2021, disguise has recently announced new majority backing from investment firm Carlyle Group, with Epic Games taking a minority stake. About Meptik Meptik is your creative partner for building mind-blowing xR experiences from start to finish. From content creation through to technical workflow integration, Meptik’s experienced designers and xR specialists push the boundaries of what’s possible

Read More

PRODUCTS,BUSINESS

TQSKY launches T1 Smart Glasses for a Portable Entertainment Experience Like Never Before

TQSKY, | July 08, 2022

TQSKY, a newcomer in the consumer technology offering world class experiences, is releasing the world's first audio-visual glasses, TQSKY T1, on Kickstarter . Slim, light, and fashionable, these AR/XR glasses seek to change how consumers view entertainment options on the go or in the comfort of their own homes. The TQSKY T1 smart glasses come packed with features that distinguish it from other smart glasses, including: A unique design: Multi-color steamer lenses with easy magnetic replacements; a nosepiece made of anti-allergenic skin-friendly material, suitable for a variety of face shapes and skin types; a 90° right-angle interface cable that allows users to lie down and watch content more comfortably. The TQSKY T1 is also adjustable for 0-600° myopia. Enhanced viewing experience: High picture quality together with a 3.5m equivalent viewing distance and 150in ultra-clear giant screen delivers cinematic picture quality at any time. Immersive and CD-grade audio quality: The only audiovisual glasses with Hi-Res sound quality certification that does not require headphones to enjoy high-quality audio. The dual speakers with rotary sound bins lead to a wider sound range, stronger resolution, and better bass and surround sound effects. High privacy: Directional sound transmission with no external amplification allows for more privacy. Luminescent coated privacy lenses create directional light transmission to make any space more private. Highly compatible: The TQSKY T1 can connect with phones, tablets, and gaming systems including the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and even drones. Weighing in at only 79g, the TQSKY T1 is comfortable to use on a daily basis while keeping users connected to their world of entertainment and looking fashionable at the same time. We set out to develop products that are highly functional while meeting new age consumer demands. With the technology landscape continuously evolving, the team has enabled integration of various elements to produce the audio-visual glasses that is expected to take over the scene as consumers seek for more immersive experiences," said Jessie Wang, Founder and CEO of TQSKY. Designed for the modern consumer, the TQSKY T1 is available on Kickstarter at an introductory price of $469 (33% off the original price of $799) for the first 100 units. To learn more, visit the campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tqksy/tqsky-t1-your-own-portable-and-private-cinema?ref=uxwzj3&token=38b72399 About TQSKY Technology Limited Co. Established in January 2022 by a team of founding members with over 20 years of experience in the industry, TQSKY focuses on the research and development and application of near-eye display and interaction field and is committed to being a leader in the field of audio-visual glasses through the combination of technology and fashion. TQSKY aims to pioneer a more futuristic lifestyle by creating portable, private, and diversified audio-visual experiences for users by developing smart audio-visual products and creating new experiences for private spaces.

Read More

Spotlight

Choosing a video game program is not easy, we know that! Do we want to imagine, program, animate, model? Do online training or go to classes? There are so many choices!Inter-Dec College, first school in the Montreal area to integrate virtual reality into its training, offers two recently enhanced AEC programs. A core curriculum prepares students for the realities of the industry. As a team, they create an entire video game during a professional production simulation.

Resources