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Warner, HTC Vive Ready VR for ‘Ready Player One’

While major Hollywood studios have dabbled with virtual reality tie-ins for their properties, Warner Bros. has the perfect fit for its announced release of the sci-fi action thrill... More

Evolution Digital Signs TiVo Certified Guide Renewal for eGUIDE

Evolution Digital has signed a certified guide renewal agreement with TiVo to deploy eGUIDE, a newly-designed interactive program guide (IPG). eGUIDE, powered by TiVo metadata, wil... More

Sony’s ‘Passengers’ Marks VR First for Studio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — For the first commercial endeavor of Sony Pictures VR, the sci-fi space adventure “Passengers” was a perfect fit, with the virtual reality arm of the ... More

Smart Content Summit Keynote: Smart People Trump Smart Devices

LOS ANGELES — Amber Case, fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and visiting researcher at the MIT Media Lab, has been approached by more than on... More

M&E Journal: The Growing Necessity For Cross-Screen Technology

By Stephanie Gaines, YuMe - As NBC has shared, the network sold $1 billion in ads for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a combined total that includes national broadcast, ... More

TiVo Exec: Company’s Bullish on Open Standard Audio Watermark

NEW YORK — An open standard audio watermark would be a positive for TiVo and the entertainment industry as a whole, according to Scott Maddux, VP of business development at TiVo.... More

IMAX CEO: Company Encouraged by Results of First VR Centre

IMAX is encouraged by the early results of its first Virtual Reality (VR) Centre, in Los Angeles, which attracted more than 7,000 attendees since opening Jan. 6, according to compa... More

Amazon CFO: Company to Continue Investing Heavily in Prime Video

Amazon liked what it saw with customer engagement and its Prime Video service in the fiscal year and fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31), and will continue investing heavily in the serv... More

GrayMeta Launches Updated Iris Software Suite

GrayMeta’s Iris software suite, the company’s studio-grade media player and quality control solution, has gotten an upgrade, with metadata specialist offering new Iris 4K-HDR, ... More

Video Subscriber Growth Helped Comcast, AT&T Fourth-Quarter Results

Despite the increasing number of consumers who are opting to cut the cord on their TV services, Comcast and AT&T reported increases in video subscriptions that helped give a lift t... More

IBM: Live Streaming Audience is Picking Up Steam Outside U.S., Shifting More to Mobile Devices

Live streaming on IBM’s platforms is still heavily concentrated in the U.S., but the viewing audience is becoming increasingly broad geographically at the same time that more peo... More

ZOO Digital Passes 150 Million Subtitle Mark

ZOO Digital announced Jan. 24 that it’s delivery of multilingual subtitles for those in the TV and movie business has hit the 150 million mark, a major milestone for the company... More

Oracle’s Out to Boost Cloud Innovation with Expansion of Startup Accelerator Program

Oracle is expanding its Startup Cloud Accelerator program to seven new regions as part of its ongoing efforts to “fuel cloud-enabled innovation” globally, the company said Jan.... More

DFC: Nintendo to Sell 17.6 Million Switch Consoles in North America Through 2020

DFC Intelligence is predicting Nintendo will sell a total of 17.6 million units cumulatively of the new Switch hybrid video game home console and portable system in North America t... More

MESA at CES: YuMe Marks VR Efforts; Dolby Picks its Top News

LAS VEGAS — Audience tech company YuMe debuted its new 360-degree ad format for both brands and advertisers ahead of CES, with the goal of opening up more immersive video possibi... More

Nvidia, Samsung, Toyota Tout AI at CES

LAS VEGAS -- Artificial intelligence (AI) was expected to have a strong presence at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and it wound up having a major role in multiple compan... More

Tech and the 2016 Holidays went Hand in Hand

While TVs — especially 4K ones — were widely seen as the top-selling consumer electronics products over the Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday weekend, artificial intelligen... More

UHD Blu-ray Passes Key Sales Milestones, But Challenges Remain

With the Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray Disc format’s first year on the market coming to an end, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) reported that hardware and software sales passed... More

Wazee Digital, World Poker Tour Extend Agreement

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has extended its asset management and distribution service agreement with Wazee Digital, with the cloud-native video management and licensing services pr... More

CBS CEO: Company’s in Negotiations with AT&T Over DirecTV Now

CBS is “in discussions” with AT&T about taking part in the new DirecTV Now streaming television service that was recently announced, CBS CEO and president Leslie Moonves said D... More

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