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SVG Summit
SVG SUMMIT
December 10-11, 2018
The SVG Summit this year will mark its 13th year as the place to be for those involved in any aspect of sports production, content creation, or distribution. Once again it will bring together more than 1,000 industry professionals from across the country and around the world for two full days of net...

IEEE International conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality
IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND VIRTUAL REALITY
December 10-12, 2018
The First IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR 2018) is a unique event, addressing researchers and industries from all areas of AI as well as Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality. It provides an international forum for the exchange between those fields,...

Entertainment Book


The Entertainment Book is a restaurant and activity guide that provides special 25 to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers from many of the best restaurants, hotels and attractions throughout Australia and New Zealand. Entertainment Books are only available through fund-raising groups, organisations and corporations as a member benefit or fund-raiser. The featured restaurants are selected based on awards, reviews and personal recommendations.

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Hulu announced on Thursday that it will be the first streaming TV service to allow subscribers to pay for service using mobile payment service Venmo.New subscribers can sign up for a Hulu account and then pay with Venmo by using a mobile web browser to sign up for Hulu and selecting Venmo as the payment option. After that, your Venmo balance or linked payment method will be used for monthly recurring subscription fees.For now, Venmo is only an option for new subscribers but Hulu said that existi...
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Movies Anywhere, a digital movie service run by Disney in partnership with Warner Bros., Universal, Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox, has its first pay TV partner in Comcast.Comcast Xfinity subscribers will now be able to sync up their accounts and access their purchases from the Xfinity Digital Store through the Movies Anywhere platform. Movies Anywhere is available on the web and on Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku d...
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In their quest for global domination, Netflix and Amazon view Europe as a key battleground. Both companies have dramatically ramped up operations on the continent in recent years to woo subscribers, creatives and talent.But tensions over content, costs and consequences for the region’s legacy players have been building, and in some cases have boiled over. Europe’s lawmakers are stepping in to regulate the streaming behemoths’ activities, while traditional players gear up, and e...
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Formula 1 (F1) is one of the most well-known motorsports, with some considering the pinnacle of racing. Just like most sports fans want to get up close and into the action, seeing their favourite cars and drivers. To make this easier than ever, F1 has partnered with The Dream VR to provide plenty of behind-the-scenes immersive entertainment.The Dream VR will offer its users unique access to Formula 1 events, enabling fans to share in the excitement of the starting grid, podium celebrations, and ...
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Google is going to phase out its messaging app Allo at the end of March and move any existing users to Messages, its new default Android SMS and chat app, the company announced this week. The move comes as Google is finding itself struggling to keep up with competitors like Facebook, Snapchat, Line and others.Allo was first announced some 2.5 years go in conjunction with Google’s video chat app Duo. Allo was supposed to be a modern take on text chat, incorporating smart replies, stickers a...
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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 computer modeling and careful reference studies before players have the chance to walk, drive or fly through the completed virtual world.An impressive new tech demo from Nvidia shows that there is anothe...
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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 rejecting songs, identifying songs by lyrics and more, all through voice. The goal is for the combination of these new voice features to enable a more tailored music streaming experience, and to improve...
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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 networks “that have been able to build a brand” and that resonate with consumers will survive, Variey reported.Hulu currently has a linear TV service with more than 50 channels. However, ...
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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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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,” Donovan said. In turn, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said that AT&T has been investing “very aggressively” in OTT, as well as a build out of fiber in the United States.At the en...
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EVENTS

SVG Summit
SVG SUMMIT
December 10-11, 2018
The SVG Summit this year will mark its 13th year as the place to be for those involved in any aspect of sports production, content creation, or distribution. Once again it will bring together more than 1,000 industry professionals from across the country and around the world for two full days of net...

IEEE International conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality
IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND VIRTUAL REALITY
December 10-12, 2018
The First IEEE International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality (AIVR 2018) is a unique event, addressing researchers and industries from all areas of AI as well as Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality. It provides an international forum for the exchange between those fields,...