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IMAX, Take-Two, Warner Execs Tout VR Opportunities at Conference

Virtual reality (VR) presents opportunities for IMAX, Take-Two Interactive and Warner Bros., executives from those companies all said at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media & Telec... More

TiVo VP: Netflix Agreement a Boost for MVPDs

Of all the news to come out of the Nov. 28 licensing agreements between TiVo and Netflix, Jim Denney, VP of product management and strategy for TiVo, zeroed in on the one he thinks... More

Sony, Fox Make VR Strides

Two major studios made major announcements in the virtual reality space Nov. 14. First, 20th Century Fox announced that it was launching its first commercial virtual reality offeri... More

VR Success Hinges on Ease of Use, Experts Say

Dr. Shane Pase, an expert on human behavior analytics and director of technology for virtual reality tech company The Lotte Project, sees a problem brewing in the nascent VR space.... More

Roundup: AT&T, Time Warner Deal Tops the Media Headlines

AT&T's Saturday announcement of its deal to buy Time Warner has sent shockwaves across the media landscape, with big headlines splashed across news outlets as industry player... More

Netflix: Original Content Drove Stronger-Than-Expected Subscriber Growth

Strong consumer interest in the growing stable of Netflix original content, including the new show “Stranger Things,” was the primary driver of the stronger-than-expected subsc... More

Box’s Patel: Business Models are ‘Shifting Quite Dramatically’

Companies are facing significant challenges today, whether they are in the technology sector or not, according to Jeetu Patel, SVP of Box Platform and the company’s chief strateg... More

Consumers Hit Retail Stores Early for PlayStation VR Launch

U.S. consumers descended on retail stores across the country to buy the PlayStation (PS) VR virtual reality headset when it went on sale the night of Oct. 13, including at select B... More

Seattle Area Becoming Major Center for AR, VR Innovation

The Seattle area is turning into a major center for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology innovation, the economic development organization Washington Interact... More

YuMe: Early Morning is Sweetest for Advertisers

Reaching today’s digital consumer isn’t easy, but if you’re an advertiser, your best bet is to target them in the morning, not at night. That’s according to new research... More

IMAX CEO: Company Probably Won’t Take VR Nationwide Until 2018

IMAX has aggressive plans for virtual reality (VR) at theaters, but the company probably won’t be taking its planned VR Centers nationwide in the U.S. for another two years, acco... More

Report: Nearly Half Now Own Streaming Devices, Connected TV

Nearly half of consumers now have either a streaming devices, an internet-connect TV or both, with nearly 40% owning the former, including an Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku... More

ZOO Digital and Honeycomb Partner for New TV Ads Subtitling Service

ZOO Digital has announced a strategic partnership and full integration with Honeycomb TV, offering a faster and more cost-effective subtitling service to the TV advertising industr... More

Zuckerberg: Facebook Hitting ‘Important Milestones’ for VR

It’s still “really early” for Facebook when it comes to virtual reality, but the company is already “hitting some important milestones,” according to CEO Mark Zuckerberg.... More

Nielsen CEO: Advertisers Still Have Concerns about Digital Measurement

By Jeff Berman Nielsen continues to make strides in its ability to measure TV content regardless of where it’s being viewed and when, but there are still concerns among advert... More

Retail Stores Mount Full-Court Press for Virtual Reality

GameStop isn’t the only U.S. retail chain jumping on the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon early. Best Buy and Microsoft Store locations are among other retailers who are selling th... More

CBS CEO: Network TV’s ‘Never Been Stronger’

The supposed death of broadcast TV was premature and network TV has “never been stronger,” CBS CEO Les Moonves told the Needham Emerging Technology Conference in New York on Ma... More

USC’s Taplin to Tout the Mobile Video Revolution at HITS Conference

At the late-2013 "HITS Digital Marketing & Analytics Summit" in Los Angeles, Jonathan Taplin, director of the Annenberg School of Innovation at the University of Southern Californi... More

Evolution Digital Announces New Name and Logo for IP Hybrid Set-Top Box

Evolution Digital today introduced a new product name, eBOX™, for the company’s IP Hybrid Set-Top Box. eBOX enables cable operators to seamlessly transition to IP distribution,... More

NAB Show: MESA Member Focus

By Chris Tribbey The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) asked its members attending the NAB Show to highlight what they offered at the annual confab. This is the fir... More