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Virtual Reality Heads to The Olympics

Wed, Jul 13, 2016 | by Andy Stout

 

One of the most significant developments in the future history of Virtual Reality, at least as far as the broadcast aspects of it go, has been the confirmation from Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) that it will be deploying camera rigs for 360 degree video at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympiad when it starts in August.

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Topics: Virtual Reality, OTT, Virtual Arena, VR, VR sports, 4K TV, HMD, Industry, Live streaming VR, NBCUniversal, Olympics, samsung, Samsung Gear VR, Sports broadcasting, Ultra HD, Ultra HD 4K

Hot TV Industry News of the Week

Fri, Mar 21, 2014 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

The main talking point this week is Vodafone’s purchase of Spanish cable company Ono. Another eye-catching acquisition is Warren Buffet’s surprise decision to buy his first TV station.  This as demand for TV sets around the world shows signs of the flagging.

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Topics: Warren Buffet, WPLG, acquisitions, events, Industry, Jazztel, London, NBCUniversal, Ono, Second Screen, Second Screen Usage, Spain, Telefonica, television, TV Connect, TV market, vodafone

Hot TV Industry News of the Week - Feb 8 2014

Fri, Nov 22, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

 

Deadline Media reports that OTT TV is expected to generate revenues of £1.6 billion in 2017, and revenues will primarily stem from live-streaming media and VOD. Does that idea seem feasible? Due to the cost of content, they also go on to question whether the Netflix model is sustainable in the UK. Speaking of Netflix, guess who lost their first battle with them? None other than Amazon. They made the mistake of choosing the traditional release method over the Netflix model. Oh Amazon - you know better than that! Traditional releases should be exclusive to traditional TV, or perhaps even YouTube. While we’re on the topic of YouTube - they are using video advertising to enter the programmatic space.

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Topics: Video, OTT, VOD, Youtube, Advertising, Amazon, Hulu, Industry, Live Stream, Live Streaming, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Over the Top, UK

Hot Industry News of the Week

Fri, May 24, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

This week’s industry news announces expansion in Europe’s TV industry, as Netflix is rumored to launch in The Netherlands and France, and NBCUniversal International Television will debut a channel in Germany. We also take a look at NextGuide.tv, a universal programming guide for the web that encourages TV viewing.

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Topics: Broadband TV News, Dijit Media, Europe, France, Germany, Industry, Lost Remote, NBCUniversal, NBCUniversal International Television, Netflix, NextGuide.tv, Rapid TV News, The Netherlands

Hot Industry News of the Week Apr 19 2013

Fri, Apr 19, 2013 | by Efrat Fenigson

 

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Topics: Infographic, OTT, Bloomberg, Cord Cutters, Industry, Lost Remote, NBCUniversal, Pay TV, Rapid TV News, Second Screen, Second Screen Phenomena, The Second Scream, Twitter, Viacom

 

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